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Mission: Invertebrate is a project that challenges us to understand the invertebrates that call the Royal Parks their home.

With surveys carried out by experts and Citizen Science research projects, the information we collect will help park managers create better habitats for our invertebrate friends.

Alongside the science there are lots of activities for families to get involved with too.

Will you help us achieve our mission?

There are lots of ways you can get involved with Mission: Invertebrate. All activities are completely free and are happening across all eight Royal Parks and Brompton Cemetery, meaning there is a chance for everyone to get involved!

Do you accept the challenge? Check out how you can get involved!

Grand Bug Designs

This winter, enter Grand Bug Designs to be in with the chance of transforming your school grounds for bugs!

Find out more!

Our Mission

  • To learn more about the grassland invertebrates that live in the Royal Parks. This will help inform how the parks are managed, making them an even better home for our wondrous wildlife.
  • To raise awareness of the importance, diversity and habitats of the grassland invertebrates that live in our urban spaces.
  • To inspire more people to explore and appreciate London’s stunning green spaces.
  • Invertebrates are often underrated, but they are incredibly interesting and essential to our planet. Our mission is to show everyone their brilliance!

Family events and activities

We want everyone to be able to learn more about the remarkable world of invertebrates. That’s why we'll be hitting the road in the school holidays, travelling around the Royal Parks to bring the learning to you.

Each stop on our tour will be filled with activities for everyone!

Citizen Science

This year we'll be working on some exciting projects, and we need your help.

Becoming a citizen scientist gives you a fantastic opportunity to get involved and have a go at some hands-on science.

Does your school want to get involved?

This is a fantastic opportunity for schools to bring their classrooms to the great outdoors and inspire students about the vital role of grassland invertebrates.

Our learning team has developed new sessions focussing on the habitat, form and function of these critters.

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19 Jan
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18 Jan
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18 Jan
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