Discover & Learn

Seashore Treasure Hunt

The AWT strongly believes in working with the public, from community groups to schools, and is always keen to involve people in its projects. Through our work we hope to be able to inspire and educate people about the natural environment and our fascinating island. Our educational work can be delivered all year round by our enthusiastic and dedicated Team.

Working in Schools

Our Team can come into schools to provide assemblies and lessons on a whole range of subjects from bats to woodlands. The Team also provides out of classroom educational activities, such as discovering the secrets of our seashore or planting trees for the Alderney Community Woodland. Children’s groups were heavily involved in the Alderney Community Woodland, with a schools competition being run to design the Children’s Area of Milly’s Wood.A schools group visit to Longis Nature Reserve led by an AWT member of staff


Educational Visits

If you’re an educational group coming to Alderney then there are a range of different activities you can take part in, we can cater from school groups to University students. We can organise farm tours to bunker digs and practical conservation projects. Contact us to see what activities we can offer to your group.

Community Groups

Whether it’s a talk on some of our amazing wildlife or a trip out to discover a different side to Alderney, we can provide a range of different topics to help you discover more about Alderney and its wildlife, such as learning about the Alderney Grazing Herd or the Alderney Record Centre (ARC).

Studies and Reports

The AWT undertakes a wide range of studies and monitoring, from being part of national programms to site specific surveys to support our Reserves and sites programe.  National surveys include:

British Trust for Ornithology's - Common Bird Census 

RSPB's - Big Garden Bird Watch

Bat Conservation Trust's - National Bat Monitoring Programme

Butterfly Conservation Trust's - UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme

Bumble Bee Conservation - Bee Walk

Garden Moth Scheme - Garden Moth Survey

Botanical Society for the British Isles - Botanical Reporting 

Seasearch Marine Surveys - Seasearch Survey

In addition site specific reports are prepared as part of the Reserves, Community Woodland and Ramsar Site Strategic Management Plans. A sample of these can be found at the bottom of this page.


LIVE is an online, interactive educational project based on the UK National Curriculum. It provides an 11 week programme covering Science, Literacy, Mathematics and Art and topics including life cycles, habitats and food chains. At the heart of the LIVE project is the interaction between pupils and young ecologists working in the field, with daily blogs and weekly video chats. LIVE is open to all schools in the British Isles and runs from April to July.

Activities, Walks and Tours

The AWT runs a variety of activities and tours all year round, with a packed schedule during the summer time. How about a seabird boat trip,  a night walk looking for bats, or maybe you want to tickle your taste buds on a foraging walk? See our Activities, Walks and Tours section for more details and a full list of what we offer.


FilenameFile size
Butterfly transect data 2019827.64 KB
Water Rail survey report1.24 MB
Slow worm survey 2019828.37 KB
Alderney living seas report 2019922.57 KB
Winter bat activity on Alderney164.68 KB
2019 phase 1 report reserves863.56 KB
Dragonfly and damselfly surveys 2019121.73 KB
Reedbed monitoring 2019146.79 KB
Eelgrass survey report 2019900.86 KB
bat_surveys_2019_report.pdf2.42 MB