71 Organisation(s) Found
Allotment Regeneration Initiative (ARI)
A UK-wide partnership project to get more people growing on allotments, ARI can provide free help and support to anyone involved in creating or regenerating allotments, via a range of publications, a technical advice service and local mentors.
BBC Breathing Places
Breathing Places is all about making a place for nature near you. Breathing Places in Schools aims to inspire thousands of teachers and students to make a difference for wildlife. The schools section of the website has ideas for practical activities and project case studies, and registered schools are invited to take part in a new Do One Thing activity each term.
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)
BGCI provides a wide range of information on plant-based education, and aims to raise awareness of the importance of plants and the need to adapt more sustainable lifestyles.
Botanic Gardens Education Network (BGEN)
An umbrella group for educators based in botanic gardens throughout the UK.
British Ecological Society
BES works with schools to develop their grounds for teaching ecology, looking specifically at ponds and hedgerows, playing fields and urban ecology in local communities. The website provides a range of teaching resources and they can visit schools to help identify opportunities for learning outside.
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers
BTCV aims to create a more sustainable future by inspiring people and improving places. They organise practical projects countrywide and publish useful handbooks on conservation skills.
British Waterways Wild over Waterways (WOW)
Wild Over Waterways’ aim is for children to discover the heritage, ecology and good safe use of our waterways. The website offers learning resources, games and things to do, and their education coordinators can lead visits, help in planning learning outside the classroom and run free, curriculum-linked workshops. They can also provide safety materials, recommend places to visit and help enthuse children to look after the environment.
Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust
Conserving the small things that run the world, Buglife is committed to saving Britain's rarest little animals - everything from bees to beetles, and spiders to snails. Buglife offers free, downloadable resources such as children’s activity sheets, and a wealth of information about bugs, including posters covering different invertebrate groups.
Butterfly Conservation works with schools and colleges through its local branches and regional offices helping to organise field visits to reserves and wildlife sites across the UK. The website provides support for teachers in using butterflies and moths in their school curriculum, and provides ideas for fieldwork in school grounds, or on farms or nature reserves.
Community Composting Network (CNN)
A national network of over 220 members involved in community composting, CCN provides advice and support through publications, events, training, consultancy and composting demonstration sites.
Community Service Volunteers (CSV)
The website www.csvcommunitypartners.org.uk is designed to help universities, colleges and schools develop opportunities for citizenship education through community involvement.
Creative Partnerships is the Government’s flagship creative learning programme, designed to develop the skills of young people across England, raising their aspirations and equipping them for their futures. They foster innovative, long-term partnerships between schools and creative professionals, including architects, scientists, multimedia developers and artists
Crown Garden Products Limited
We are a small British company, specialising in developing products that help the home gardener achieve better results by using simple, stylish and clever ideas.
Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
The purpose of the DCSF is to make this the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up. They are the sponsoring department for Growing Schools, and have a huge range of resources and information for teachers at www.teachernet.gov.uk
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Defra's mandate is to secure a healthy environment in which we and future generations can prosper. Their interests include farming, food and drink, horticulture, sustainable development and wildlife and the countryside. They have a searchable list of farms to visit under the Countryside and Environmental Stewardship Schemes.
Farming and Countryside Education (FACE)
FACE's aim is to educate children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside. It does so by working with partners to promote visits to farms and provide easy access to a wide range of educational resources.
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG)
The FCFCG supports, represents and promotes community-managed farms, gardens, allotments and other green spaces, creating opportunities for local communities to grow. They produce a range of publications, and there is a searchable list of places to visit on the website
Field Studies Council (FSC)
The FSC is committed to helping people understand, and be inspired by, the natural world. They produce on-line resources, publish a huge range of field guides and run 17 field studies centres across the UK.
Food for Life Partnership
A network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. They provide a range of resources and run an award scheme to promote healthy eating.
Forest Education Initiative (FEI)
The Forest Education Initiative aims to increase the understanding and appreciation of trees, woodlands and forests, and of the link between trees and everyday wood products. FEI supports local cluster groups who deliver projects with schools promoting wood and woodlands for learning - this can be school grounds projects, Forest Schools, events, or production of resources. The website gives more details about cluster groups and Forest Schools, plus information and resources to support forest education.
The government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain's forests and woodlands. The Woodlands for Learning section of the website has lots of resources, plus places to visit.
Friends of the Earth
Dedicated to making life better for people by inspiring solutions to environmental problems. The website has teaching resources relating to environmental issues, citizenship and sustainable development, including food & farming and wildlife & habitats.
Garden Organic for Schools (www.schoolsorganic.net) helps children grow vegetables at school, learn more about their food and how to enjoy a healthy diet.It offers support, advice and resources to schools to help them offer high quality classroom and garden-based education, linked to organic growing.
Groundwork's education programme, One World Schools, provides a range of solutions to the sustainable schools strategy, helping schools identify sources of funding and teaching young people how individual actions can make a difference locally and globally.They operate nationally, regionally and locally and can tailor their services to the needs of the school.
Institute for Outdoor Learning
The Institute encourages participation in outdoor learning by developing quality, safety and opportunity in outdoor provision and by supporting and enhancing the good practice of those who work in the field.
Institute of Biology
The IoB is the professional body for UK biologists. They publish the Journal of Biological Education, and have a useful website for pupils and teachers at www.askabiologist.org.uk.
Institute of Horticulture (IoH)
The IoH represents all those engaged in horticulture in the UK and Ireland. It runs the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition.
John Innes Centre
The John Innes Centre researches plants and microbes at the molecular and genetic level, and their relationship with the environment. Their focus with schools is to encourage students to study science and to appreciate the importance of science in everyday life. Resources include a mobile exhibition unit, web resources at www.plantsandus.org.uk and www.allaboutwheat.info, and staff who can go into schools to talk about different aspects of plant and microbial science (through the local Teacher Scientist Network www.tsn.org.uk).
Landex (Land Based Colleges Aspiring to Excellence)
Landex is an association of further and higher education institutions with specialist provision in land based and related subjects. Use the website to find your local member college.
Lantra is the sector skills council for the environmental and land-based sector. The website has details of relevant careers, including 'day in the life' video clips.
LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming)
LEAF helps farmers produce good quality food, with care for the environment, while working with their local community. LEAF can arrange farm visits for schools, and has produced a virtual farm walk at www.virtualfarmwalk.org.
Learning through Landscapes (LTL)
LTL helps schools and early years settings make the most of their outdoor spaces for play and learning. They provide advice relevant to all age groups, with examples of how schools, settings and their communties have been able to achieve wide-reaching benefits through using their grounds.
In September 2007 AutoPot launched a new idea called "Little Growers". The idea behind Little Growers is to help educate children, while having fun, in the way that our food grows.
The Met Office has a range of activities and materials based around the requirements of the national curriculum to help teachers and students understand weather and climate. Resources include the opportunity for video conferencing with a weather or climate expert.
National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE)
NAEE is run by teachers for teachers. It promotes the teaching and learning of environmental education for sustainable living in all places of formal education in the UK.
National Association of Field Studies Officers (NAFSO)
NAFSO represents professionals employed in teaching, developing and promoting field studies. Its members may work at field study centres, multi-activity centres, nature reserves, farm visit sites or schools, and have expertise in a wide range of fieldwork activities.
National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN)
NFAN is a cooperative group established to provide professional assitance and support to farm and rural diversification enterprises. It has a searchable list of farms to visit.
National Farmers' Union (NFU)
The National Farmers' Union represents the farmers and growers of England and Wales. Its central objective is to promote successful and socially responsible agriculture and horticulture, while ensuring the long term viability of rural communities. Produces the Why Farming Matters publications.
National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardener
The society aims to help everyone enjoy the recreation of gardening, and to protect, promote and preserve allotment gardens.
Natural England is the public body charged with conserving and enhancing the natural environment for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings. The website has a wide range of resources, notably on wildlife in the garden and on interpreting the countryside code.
Natural History Museum
The Teachers Resource on the website enables you to search the museum's galleries, events, online videos and activities for support materials. A wide range of educational activities are organised at the museum itself, which includes a wildlife garden.
Plantlife strives to ensure the conservation of wild plants and their habitats across the UK through practical conservation work, managing nature reserves and carrying out surveys. Above all, Plantlife aims to get the message across that plants are enchanting, fascinating and fundamental to the health of our countryside, our wildlife – and ourselves
Rare Breeds Survival Trust
The RBST works to restore Britain's native livestock breeds to the countryside and to secure the continued existence and viability of the UK's native farm animal genetic resources. The website has a list of approved farm parks to visit.
Rothamsted is the largest agricultural research centre in the UK and almost certainly the oldest agricultural research station in the world. Its scientific research ranges from studies of genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and soil processes to investigations at the ecosystem and landscape scale. Rothamsted supports school science with both web-based resources and activities involving local schools.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Most educational opportunities at RBGE are focussed on their four sites in Scotland, but they also publish a number of teaching and learning resources.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Kew produces a range of online resources, and organises many educational activities on site. They also offer some specialist advice services such as plant identification.
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
The RHS is dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.Their main website has a huge range of gardening advice and information, and there is a dedicated schools website www.rhs.org.uk/schoolgardening
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
SAPS aim is to improve teaching and learning in plant science and molecular biology. From 2009 they will focus on the post-16 arena, but there are many primary and secondary school resources on the website, plus information on buying and using a variety of practical plant science kits.
Science Learning Centres
Science Learning Centres are a joint initiative between the DCSF and the Wellcome Trust. They provide continuing professional development for everyone involved in science education, at all levels, through their network of ten centres across the country, plus an extensive, online resource bank.
The Sensory Trust promotes and implements an inclusive approach to the design and management of outdoor space, richer connections between people and place, and equality of access for all people regardless of age, disability or background.
The Soil Association is a campaigning and certification organisation that promotes sustainable organic farming. It can organise farm visits and has a range of teaching resources on the website.
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
SSAT runs a programme supporting the DCSF Rural Dimension accreditation which all specialist schools may apply for in addition to their DCSF specialism. The programme encourages schools to study rural and environmental topics and issues as part of their curriculum and thus to broaden student experience, increase motivation and raise levels of achievement.
Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, runs the Childrens' Food Campaign which aims to improve young people's health and well-being through better food and food teaching
The Association for Science Education (ASE)
A membership organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in science teaching and learning. Has a wide range of resources at www.schoolscience.co.uk.
The Association of Gardens Trusts
A national organisation representing 36 County Gardens Trusts actively engaged in the heritage of parks, gardens and designed landscapes. They help schools and parents stimulate their children with garden visits and by improving school grounds with the help of volunteers. The website has a wealth of useful information on developing school gardens.
The British Alpaca Society (BAS)
Dedicated to the welfare of alpacas and the education of their owners. Provides information, support and events for everyone interested in alpacas.
The British Beekeepers Association
Works to promote bees and beekeeping and to provide a range of member services to beekeepers. The bees4kids section of the website has information on all types of bees, plus a range of teaching ideas and resources.
The British Horse Society
The BHS works for every horse and rider in the UK, focussing on horse welfare, horse and rider safety, access and rights of way, training and approvals.
The Country Trust
Aims to bridge the gap between urban and rural communities through showing the working countryside to inner-city children, their parents and teachers, and to promote knowledge, interest and understanding of the land, rural life and the countryside.
The Gateway Gardens Trust
The Gateway Gardens Trust creates free, tailor-made visits to the parks and gardens in Wales and the West Midlands for those members of the community who may otherwise find visiting difficult through lack of money, lack of transport, lack of mobility or lack of confidence.
The Herb Sociey
The Herb Society aims to increases the understanding, use and appreciation of herbs and their benefits to health.Their schools website is designed for pupils at Key Stages 1 and 2 to use on their own or with support.
The National Trust
The trust works to preserve and protect the buildings, countryside and coastline of England, Wales and Northern Ireland through practical conservation, learning and discovery, and encouraging everyone to visit and enjoy their national heritage. Many properties have education programmes and there is more for children in the Trusty the Hedgehog section of the website.
The Royal Parks
Responsible for the eight Royal Parks in London, covering 5000 acres. As well as providing educational activities in the parks, there is a range of online resources for schools and young gardeners.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
The RSPCA aims to promote kindness and prevent cruelty to animals. Their education service supports teachers in developing informed, responsible and active citizens and helps schools become more animal friendly.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
The RSPB works for the conservation of wild birds, other wildlife and the places in which they live. The Living Classrooms scheme promotes visits to RSPB reserves and they produce a wide range of curriculum-linked resources for use in schools, plus the RSPB Kids microsite.
The Wildlife Trusts
The Wildlife Trusts' vision is 'an environment rich in wildlife for everyone'. They stand up for wildlife and the environment by creating and enhancing wildlife havens, inspiring people about the natural world and fostering sustainable living. Their education teams can deliver local learning activities and programmes through their network of local sites across the UK.
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust aim is to see more and more people enjoying trees and woods as part of their everyday lives. To support this, it has developed a series of learning resources and projects for schools, created in partnership with teachers and tested by children. Find them at www.naturedetectives.org.uk/schools
Thrive uses gardening to change the lives of disabled people. They support around 900 garden projects in England and the Republic of Ireland and offer help and advice through their website www.carryongardening.org.uk
An umbrella body for over 180 UK organisations working to promote the importance of trees within the changing environment. It funds tree planting in schools and has produced the Tree Ties CD with information and activity sheets on trees.
Wildlife and Wetlands Trust
The WWT is a conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world. They have nine specialist wetland visitor centres in the UK, and a range of curriculum-based resources on their website, plus a Kids' Zone with games and activities.
YHA School Trips
The YHA provides a range of educational and activity-based school trips for young people of all ages. The website has useful additional advice and they can organise familiarisation sessions for teachers.