12 Eco Centres, Research, Education, Careers & Volunteering

Aberdeen Waldorf School


A Waldorf Steiner School for children 3-16 years of age. Has a thriving parent and toddler group for parents with children aged from birth to 3 years. Older children sit standard grades while also following the Waldorf curriculum. All children learn French and German and to play a simple musical instrument from the age of 6. There are regular open days but you are welcome to visit any time. Call to request a propectus or to arrange an interview.

Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship


Represents the 35 autonomous Steiner Waldorf Schools in the UK and Ireland. There are now over 958 schools worldwide, 1600 kindergartens, and 60 teacher training institutions in some 60 countries. Key characteristics of the education include a careful balance in the artistic, practical and intellectual content of the international Steiner Waldorf curriculum and a co-educational structure for students from three to 19 years, resulting in a broad education based on Steiner’s spiritual insight. GCSE and A-level examinations are taken without pressure.

Tide – Global Learning


Educational charity working in partnership with teachers to bring a global dimension and development perspective to the curriculum. See website for courses, conferences and study visit opportunities.

LEEF (London Environmental Education Forum)


LEEF is a networking organisation that aims to support, facilitate and promote environmental education across Greater London.

We organise training workshops and events and circulate information to raise the profile of environmental education within the media. Hosted by The London Wildlife Trust, LEEF has one part-time coordinator – Anna Portch, who has a wealth of environmental education experience, information on practitioners, facilities and resources all geared up for the capital’s educators. Read more »

John Muir Award


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.

Institute for Outdoor Learning


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.

Education Otherwise


Membership organisation which provides support and information for families whose children are being educated outside school. Publishes a regular newsletter and runs a nationwide network of local groups who meet for social and educational activities.

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