Learning Zone

Lichens are fascinating organisms, both aesthetically and biologically. The tiny scale at which lichens and their communities operate makes them an ideal subject matter to help explore the natural world around us.

Without travelling too far from your doorstep, armed with nothing more than a hand-lens, a whole new world in miniature awaits your discovery!

The projects and suggestions on these pages should be of interest to:

  • young people interested in lichens

  • schools wanting to use lichens to encourage children to explore the natural world;

  • university and college students hoping to carry out a project on lichens;

  • community groups

For convenience they are organised into materials for Schools and for University students.