12 Eco Centres, Research, Education, Careers & Volunteering

Marine Biological Association of the UK

Description

The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (MBA) is a professional body for marine biologists with some 1200 members world-wide. The MBA has earned an international reputation for excellence and innovation in research, by the resident scientific staff and visiting research workers, including seven Nobel laureates. We run innovative education and recording schemes and have the UK’s premier library on marine biology. We welcome new members.

Location

The Laboratory,
Citadel Hill,
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2PB
United Kingdom

Countryside Recreation Network

Description

The Countryside Recreation Network is committed to exchanging and sharing information to develop best policy and practice in countryside recreation across the UK and Ireland. This is achieved through networking between member organisations, organising research meetings, holding seminars and distributing the information to the wider audience through e-zines, a published journal and publications freely available the CRN website.

Location

The Stableyard,
Barnett Demesne,
Belfast, Antrim BT9 5PB
United Kingdom

British Ecological Society (BES)

Description

An active and thriving organisation with something to offer anyone with an interest in ecology. Academic journals, teaching resources, meetings for scientists and policy makers, career advice and grants for ecologists are just a few of the Society's areas of activity.

Location

Charles Darwin House,
12 Roger Street,
London , Camden WC1N 2JU
United Kingdom

The Career Break Site

Description

Everything you need to choose and plan your career break. A searchable database of volunteer, work, learning, tefl and travel opportunities from strictly vetted organisations. Help and advice with organising your career break, with sections on money, your job and sabbaticals. Guides, ideas and inspirational features. All free, and fully independent.

Location

32 School Lane,
Manchester M20 6RG
United Kingdom

Scientific Exploration Society

Description

The SES was founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell and is a leading organisation in the field of scientific exploration and endeavour. Through a worldwide programme of challenging expeditions, the society initiates and supports scientific, conservation, aid and educational projects, leaving a legacy of lasting benefit and furthering the scientific record. For details about membership or expeditions email ses@ses-explore.org.

Location

Expedition Base,
Motcombe,
Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9PB
United Kingdom

International Maritime Organization

Description

The International Maritime Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent marine and atmospheric pollution from ships. It also is involved in legal matters, including liability and compensation issues and the facilitation of international maritime traffic. Read more »

Location

4 Albert Embankment,
London , Lambeth SE1 7SR
United Kingdom

Centre for Alternative Technology Information Service

Description

CAT's free information service offers practical information, advice and references on all aspects of sustainable living. Subjects covered include climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental building, recycling, alternative water supply/sewage treatment, organic growing and related areas. Draws on a wealth of expertise with more than 35 years experience experimenting with renewable energy and other alternative technologies. Access this free service by post, telephone, email, through the website, and while visiting the Centre. Read more »

Location

Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9AZ
United Kingdom

Home Education Advisory Service (HEAS)

Description

National charity which provides information, advice and support for home educating families. Subscription is open to families and to others who are interested. Benefits include a quarterly bulletin, concession card, access to a loan library of educational resources and to internet forums. HEAS publishes a range of leaflets and publications and exists to spread the word about home education: it’s legal, it’s practical and it’s your own choice.

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