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Bear Forest School
Avon, England
Bear Forest School provides children and adults with experiential outdoor education and forest school activities to culture and develop a connection with nature and to learn ways to live that can help rather than damage the environment...
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Blackbark Woodland Management
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England
Blackbark is a woodland management cooperative based in West Yorkshire. We work with local woodlands to bring them back into active management and produce firewood, sawn timber, charcoal, coppice products and much more...
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Countryside Education Trust
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England
A registered charity devoted to environmental and countryside education. Is an inclusive charity providing education and activities for the whole community...
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Countryside Foundation for Education
Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, England
An educational charity that helps to ‘bring the countryside into the classroom’ with its free, on-line, primary and secondary school educational resources and also ‘brings the classroom into the countryside’ with its countryside live and estate day events...
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Creative STAR Learning Company
Inverurie, Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Creative STAR Learning Company is a social enterprise established in 2007 to enable educators to work outside with children. We provide support, training, advice and resources on almost all aspects of learning and playing outdoors...
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Father Nature
Lambeth, London, England
Father Nature’s mission is to connect inner city folk, young and old, with the potential of Lambeth's growing spaces, with nature, with one another. Our current sustainable community growing projects include building outdoor classrooms and fun food growing areas for urban schools...
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Institute for Outdoor Learning
Carlisle, Cumbria, England
A membership organisation providing support and accreditation to outdoor professionals and a range of services which include a specialist bookshop offering discounts, Horizons, the only magazine which offers continuing professional development and inspiration for the outdoor practitioner...
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John Muir Award
Edinburgh, Scotland
The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focussed on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration...
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Learning Through Landscapes
Winchester, Hampshire, England
National charity helping schools and early years settings improve their grounds and outdoor spaces for the benefit of children. Research has demonstrated that school grounds across the UK are significantly undervalued as a resource...
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London Play
Islington, London, England
London Play is a small charity that strives to get more children in London playing outdoors, more often. In our city of 1.6m children, one child in four lives in an overcrowded home; one in five is obese; and green and open play space is under continual threat of development...
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Under the Trees
Balerno, Edinburgh & Lothian, Scotland
Under The Trees CIC specialises in outdoor learning. We provide a wide array of services throughout Scotland that are open to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities...
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Woodcraft Folk
London, England
Educational organisation that works with children and young people from pre-school to 25-years-old in five age groups. Runs a programme designed to encourage understanding of environmental issues in the context of living in a world where equality, peace and friendship are important...
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Bear Forest School

Description

Bear Forest School provides children and adults with experiential outdoor education and forest school activities to culture and develop a connection with nature and to learn ways to live that can help rather than damage the environment.

Bear Forest School offers safe, fun and positive learning experiences, promoting co-operative play and self-confidence. The Forest School approach provides valuable stepping stones in areas of confidence, independence, social and emotional development.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 7510 940 363
Email: vanessa@bearforestschool.com
Web: www.bearforestschool.com

Location

United Kingdom

Key Words

forest school,outdoor learning,education

Memberships & Accreditations

Forest School Association (member)
Forest School Wales (member)
Learning Through Landscapes (member)

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 17 December, 2015 - 11:36
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 17 December, 2015 - 11:36

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Countryside Education Trust

Description

A registered charity devoted to environmental and countryside education. Is an inclusive charity providing education and activities for the whole community. It has grown over the years to become an organisation running a residential centre, a field studies centre, a farm and a community programme. Aim is to promote and operate courses, activities and facilities which enable children and adults to learn about, understand and care for the countryside drawing on the diverse resources of the New Forest and the Beaulieu Estate. Community activities are published three times a year in their 'Set Out' newsletter and people are encouraged to join their Friend of the Trust scheme.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1590 612 401
Email: mail@cet.org.uk
Web: www.cet.org.uk

Location

Palace Lane, Beaulieu,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YG
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Thursday, 9 August, 2012 - 17:07

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Countryside Foundation for Education

Description

An educational charity that helps to ‘bring the countryside into the classroom’ with its free, on-line, primary and secondary school educational resources and also ‘brings the classroom into the countryside’ with its countryside live and estate day events.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1422 885 566
Email: info@countrysidefoundation.org.uk
Web: www.countrysidefoundation.org.uk

Location

Unit 4c, Topland Country Business Park,
Cragg Road,
Mytholmroyd HX7 5RW
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Thursday, 9 August, 2012 - 17:11

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Creative STAR Learning Company

Description

Creative STAR Learning Company is a social enterprise established in 2007 to enable educators to work outside with children. We provide support, training, advice and resources on almost all aspects of learning and playing outdoors.

Our website is well worth a visit as there's almost 600 blog posts with lots of simple, doable ideas and activities. We like creative, open-ended learning that inspires children and teachers!

The founder, Juliet Robertson, works behind the scenes at a national level ghost writing documents and developing training packages for other organisations.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 7802 800 167
Email: info@creativestarlearning.co.uk
Web: www.creativestarlearning.co.uk

Location

12 Esslemont Drive,
Inverurie AB51 3UP
United Kingdom

Key Words

education,outdoor,learning,play,sustainable,consultant,training,nature,children,outside

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 30 June, 2015 - 18:11
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 30 June, 2015 - 18:11

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Father Nature

Description

Father Nature’s mission is to connect inner city folk, young and old, with the potential of Lambeth's growing spaces, with nature, with one another.

Our current sustainable community growing projects include building outdoor classrooms and fun food growing areas for urban schools, street-side planters for community growing, gardening sessions at communal playgrounds, planting parties wherever we're needed, as well as the Urban Orchard cider project, and the Big Park Sleepover.

All of our projects involve close collaboration with communities to help people transform their neighbourhood by sharing our design and gardening know-how. Whether it’s greening your street with flowers and trees, growing fruit and veg locally, teaching children and adults about healthy eating and sustainability, or simply having fun outdoors, it’s all about growing together.

Father Nature is a winner of the Lambeth Green Business Award and the Impact Hub Kings Cross Scaling 2015.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7733 2454
Mobile: +44 (0) 7796 241 970
Email: hello@fathernature.org.uk
Web: www.fathernature.org.uk

Location

28 Beverstone Road, Brixton,
London SW2 5AN
United Kingdom

Key Words

community gardening,sustainability,outdoor classrooms,planters,edible playgrounds,education,health

Memberships & Accreditations

City & Guilds Garden Design Diploma.
Royal Horticultural Society Level II.
Accredited Capel Manor External Tutor.
BTEC Adult Coach, will full DBS clearance.

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 2 July, 2015 - 15:44
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 2 July, 2015 - 15:44

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Institute for Outdoor Learning

Description

A membership organisation providing support and accreditation to outdoor professionals and a range of services which include a specialist bookshop offering discounts, Horizons, the only magazine which offers continuing professional development and inspiration for the outdoor practitioner, plus insurance, comprising of a special package for those who lead groups outdoors, a quarterly newsletter, courses and conferences, a website (including jobs area), special interest groups, careers information, safety consultants, and regional groups. IOL is a registered charity.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1228 564 580
Email: institute@outdoor-learning.org
Web: www.outdoor-learning.org

Location

Warwick Mill Business Centre,
Warwick Bridge,
Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 8RR
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 - 11:50

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John Muir Award

Description

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focussed on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. It is non-competitive and open to all. The John Muir Award is the educational initiative of the John Muir Trust.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 845 458 2910
Email: info@johnmuiraward.org
Web: www.johnmuiraward.org & www.jmt.org

Location

The John Muir Trust,
41 Commercial Street,
Edinburgh EH6 6JD
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 - 11:55

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Learning Through Landscapes

Description

National charity helping schools and early years settings improve their grounds and outdoor spaces for the benefit of children. Research has demonstrated that school grounds across the UK are significantly undervalued as a resource and for having a profound influence on children and young people's attitude and behaviour.

LTL helps by: providing information and advice on all aspects of school grounds and outdoor spaces, organising training events, undertaking national and regional research programmes and innovative projects, carrying out research into best practice, lobbying at a local and national government level, and promoting campaigns and special events linked to school grounds. LTL encourages new government money to be spent on school grounds and outdoor spaces and to help private sector sponsors support the improvements with in-kind funding.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1962 846 258
Email: enquiries@ltl.org.uk
Web: www.ltl.org.uk

Location

The Studio,
Castle Hill,
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UL
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Thursday, 9 August, 2012 - 16:19

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Under the Trees

Description

Under The Trees CIC specialises in outdoor learning. We provide a wide array of services throughout Scotland that are open to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 7854 490 550
Email: jess@underthetrees.co.uk
Web: www.underthetrees.co.uk

Location

37 Harlaw Road,
Balerno EH14 7AZ
United Kingdom

Key Words

nature, outdoor learning, play, wildlife, outside, green

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 7 August, 2014 - 22:25
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 7 August, 2014 - 22:25

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Woodcraft Folk

Description

Educational organisation that works with children and young people from pre-school to 25-years-old in five age groups. Runs a programme designed to encourage understanding of environmental issues in the context of living in a world where equality, peace and friendship are important. Produces educational resources for environmental work with children. Call for details of local groups.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7703 4173
Email: info@woodcraft.org.uk
Web: www.woodcraft.org.uk

Location

Units 9/10,
83 Crampton Street,
London SE17 3BF
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Saturday, 11 August, 2012 - 09:56

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