12.03 SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, EDUCATION & OUTDOOR LEARNING

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.

Location

United Kingdom

Going Wild

Description

Going Wild writes a series of books packed full of outdoor activity ideas to inspire children and families to enjoy and learn from the natural world. Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks (the authors) also run workshops for educators, give talks and participate in events aiming to spread the world about the importance of environmental education and re-connecting the next generation. Titles include; The Den Book, The Stick Book, The Wild Weather Book, The Wild City Book, The Beach Book, Run Wild, Make it Wild, Go Wild and Nature's Playground.

Low Bank Ground & Hinning House

Description

Low Bank Ground and Hinning House are Wigan Council’s Outdoor Education Centres in the Lake District, managed on behalf of the Council by the Brathay Trust. We provide high quality, enjoyable learning through the outdoors for children and young people. Our work emphasises personal, social and environmental awareness and understanding and is closely related to the “Every Child Matters” agenda. Read more »

Location

Low Bank Ground, Coniston LA21 8AA
United Kingdom

Oxford Martin School

Description

The Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford is a world-leading centre of pioneering research, debate and policy for a sustainable and inclusive future.

The great challenges of our time - such as rapid globalisation, population growth, emerging pandemics, or climate change - share one feature.

All refuse to sit neatly within traditional academic disciplines. This common factor makes these challenges difficult to grapple with, whether as individuals, businesses, or governments, and therefore for societies as a whole. Read more »

Location

University of Oxford,
34 Broad Street,
Oxford OX1 3BD
United Kingdom

Environmental Change Institute

Description

ECI is an interdisciplinary unit administered within the Oxford University Centre for the Environment that undertakes research on environmental issues, teaches an MSc in Environmental Change and Management, and fosters university-wide networks and outreach on the environment.

Founded 1991 through benefactions, ECI was designed to answer questions about how and why the environment is changing and how can we respond through public policy, private enterprise, and social initiatives. Read more »

Location

Oxford University Centre for the Environment,
South Parks Road,
Oxford OX1 3QY
United Kingdom

Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR)

Description

The University of Birmingham's Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) was launched in 2013 with the aim of it becoming a world-leading centre designed to be bold and ambitious in its research intentions to understand how forests react to the combined threats of climate change and invasive pests or diseases.

Location

University of Birmingham, Earth Sciences Building, Edgbaston,
Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Axe & Paddle Bushcraft

Description

Axe & Paddle Bushcraft practice and teach traditional crafts and skills through outdoor courses, and make and sell handmade crafts, carvings and jewellery. We teach workshops such as Spoon Carving, Butchery, Moccasin Making, Fire Lighting and more.

Location

1 The Esplanade, Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven,
Brighton BN10 7HG
United Kingdom

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. Read more »

Location

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

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Description

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) brings together business, government and academia to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges.

Capitalising on the world-class, multidisciplinary strengths of the University of Cambridge, CISL deepens leaders’ insight and understanding through its executive programmes, builds deep, strategic engagement with leadership companies, and creates opportunities for collaborative enquiry and action through its business platforms. Read more »

Location

1 Trumpington Street,
Cambridge CB2 1QA
United Kingdom
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