Educational Resources

‘Shared Experience of Red Squirrel Conservation Practice’ eBook

Following is an excerpt from the introduction of this eBook, edited by Dr. Craig Shuttleworth et al. A number of groups in NI including the FRSG feature.

‘The European Squirrel Initiative is delighted to have sponsored this ‘Red squirrel perspectives’ book. This is an important snapshot of the current situation and illustrates the breadth of conservation effort being carried out in our battle to save the red squirrel in Great Britain and Northern Ireland’.

Shared Experience of Red Squirrel Conservation Practice eBook

Summary of Northern Ireland Citizen Scientist Pine Marten & Squirrel Survey

In 2014 and 2015, Dr. David Tosh of Quercus at Queen’s University Belfast secured funding to work with Red Squirrel Groups and organisations across Northern Ireland to undertake a citizen science approach to surveying three target species, the pine marten, red squirrel and grey squirrel. Following is a summary of the work.

Summary of the NI Citizen Scientist Pine Marten & Squirrel Survey

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency’s (NIEA) Education & Interpretation Department and countryside staff have developed educational resources covering a range of biodiversity habitats and species. These are available for teachers and those with an environmental education role etc to download for free from their website. Following is a selection of resources relevant to red squirrel conservation and a link to where you can obtain them:


Primary School

Key Stage 1 – I See the Wood

Key Stage 1 & 2 – Woodland Habitat Studies

Key Stage 2 – Red Squirrels

Teacher Resources

Woodland Habitat Studies

Spring in the Woodland

Wildlife in Autumn and Winter

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