Related links below:
- Nature and Wildlife websites
- The Institute for Outdoor Learning
- Greenpower Education Trust
- Recycling facility site visit
- The Green Club
- Recycling websites in the Kids Zone
- Other useful links and information
These fantastic charities have loads of educational resources and information for everyone. And it’s all free of charge.
Woodland Trust – Nature’s calendar:
The Wildfowl & Wetland Trust- Arundel:
The IOL encourages outdoor learning by developing quality, safety and opportunity to experience outdoor activity provision and by supporting and enhancing the good practice of those who work in the outdoors. By representing and lobbying on behalf of their members, both organisational and individuals, and the outdoor education and recreation sector they help ensure the development and progression of outdoor learning. IOL supports your work and career whether you are a professional outdoor practitioner, field study officer, instructor, teacher, youth worker, outdoor leader, management development trainer, student or anyone involved in learning outdoors. Whether you enjoy recreation, expeditions, bush-craft, adventure, therapy, teaching or learning in the mountains, hills or wilderness, on water or land, in rural or urban areas, there will be benefits to you to visit this site or to become an active member. IOL Membership offers you the opportunity to widen your horizons of influence and networks, develop your outdoor career and gain access to deals on outdoor learning publications, outdoor professional insurance, gear, training and more.
Forest School Education
Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.
Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
More information can be found here: http://www.forestschoolassociation.org/
Greenpower Education Trust is a Sussex based national charity working to inspire young people to engage with sustainable engineering. The UK faces a major shortage of engineers, the very people who will be required to help build a greener, more sustainable future. The Greenpower Challenge is based on the designing, building and racing of a single seat electric powered car. With Electric Vehicles being at the forefront of the development of a low carbon form of transportation, sustainability is at the heart of the challenge with teams competing to go the furthest on a limited amount of electricity. There are three main age groups for the challenge; 9-11 compete in the Goblin Challenge, 12-16 in the F24 class and 16-25 in the F24+ class. As well as the racing challenges, prizes are awarded for Greenest Car, Best Engineered Car and The Spirit of Greenpower which recognises teamwork, effort and sustainability. There are events held throughout the UK with Sussex events happening annually in Plumpton, Uckfield, Littlehampton and Goodwood. Teachers, there is support available with CPD and mentoring, and Greenpower has access to some funding for qualifying schools.
Viridor have a contract with West Sussex County Council to manage the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which is in Ford near Arundel. Here they have an Education Centre allowing children and adults to see for themselves what happens inside a MRF! Visits to the MRF are available free of charge to schools and community groups in West Sussex and last approximately 2 hours. Sessions include an opportunity to go onto a viewing platform to see the MRF in action. Due to health and safety, children must be 7 years and above to go on the viewing platform. Bookings To enquire about booking a visit to Ford MRF, visit http://www.recycleforwestsussex.org/education/ or call 01903 712620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other useful links and information
Eco-Schools has teamed up with 3663 and Delphis Eco to reduce water pollution across England. This partnership will encourage schools to investigate the way they use chemicals and make a switch to ecological cleaning products. Delphis Eco is a leading British manufacturer of ecological cleaning products and the only UK company to exclusively produce environmentally friendly cleaning products for the commercial sector.
Wastebusters - this is an environmental awareness campaign for schools on how to help save the planet earth by recycling, reducing, reusing and busting global waste. The programme aims to empower children to reduce waste in school and take their learning out of the classroom and into their home, community and the wider world. West Sussex schools can now login to the West Sussex County Council Wastebuster homepages for local news, information and support to help reduce waste in school, make savings and creatively explore waste in the curriculum. More information about Sussex Green Living’s work with Wastebusters can be seen here.
South Downs National Park Authority - To help educationalist to make full use of the National Park and all the environmental educational facilities within the park area, they have developed an interactive learning map. This map shows sites that you can visit including wildlife walks and farm tours, heritage discovery and creative crafts, tourism studies and geography fieldwork, adventure activities and residential experiences.
RHS Campaign for School Gardening - Through this campaign the RHS aims to encourage and support schools to develop and actively use a school garden. More information can be found here. As part of the Campaign we provide teachers with resources through this website and an extensive programme of CPD days.
Sustainability and Environmental Education. SEEd is a registered charity that identifies, promotes, enables and supports environmental education and education for sustainable development in the UK. They run lots of courses and webinars, become a member!
Sussex Environmental Educators Forum. SEEF brings together people who are passionate about the teaching of environmental education across both East and West Sussex. Its members work with schools, community groups and the general public to teach them about the natural world, local landscapes and sustainability.
SEEF provides a network to share skills, swap experiences, visit sites and learn about best practice and new issues in environmental education.
Tutor Hunt. This is a great site which is totally free of charge and makes it simple for students to search for all the tutors within their local area. It is currently used by thousands of tutors and students daily and is a really useful resource http://www.tutorhunt.com/
We want you, the people of Sussex, to take some ownership of the site.Forward your suggestions for events, videos, parks and green spaces etc. to be added to “your” site.