Lichens in the Curriculum

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 and adults interested in lichens
  • schools wanting to use lichens to encourage exploration of the natural world;
  • university and college students hoping to carry out a project on lichens;
  • community groups and field centres

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

We have projects suitable for students at Key stage 2.
Key stage 3 and 4 students have a wide range of possible projects.
Lichens provide excellent subjects for advanced projects suitable for publication.