Living Classrooms was originally established as a charitable company in 2010. It was set up to deliver educational programmes for a diverse range of client groups, including children's centres, adult community groups and schools and has done so with additional support from a wide range of external funders. One of its principal activities from this time was the hosting and support of the Forest Education Initiative - Forest School Co-ordinator post. It is able to draw on a multi-disciplinary team, derived from backgrounds in early years education, primary education, secondary education, youth work, outdoor education, forest school, social work, environmental education and landscaping.
Wildlife Explorers - the world's most exciting wildlife club for young people. Open to ages 4-19, Wildlife Explorers inspires young people about birds, wildlife and the environment around them.
"Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts and the UK’s leading environmental action club for kids. If you care about nature and the environment and want to explore your local wildlife – this is the club for YOU! There are 150,000 Wildlife Watch members around the UK (and the Isle of Man and Alderney too) and hundreds of local Watch groups where young people get stuck into environmental activities. Taking part in Wildlife Watch is an exciting way to explore your surroundings and get closer to the wildlife you share it with."
Discover exciting wildlife activities to help kids explore nature! From spotter sheets to scavenger hunts. Great for families, schools and youth groups.
"Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is designed to encourage whole-school action on sustainable development education issues. It is an environmental management tool, a learning resource and a recognised award scheme. It empowers young people to take action towards an economically, socially and environmentally just world. Over 98% of Scotland's local authority schools now participate in the initiative, as well as many more independent and early years establishments. Over 46% of participants have attained the internationally-recognised symbol of excellence in sustainable development education, the Green Flag Award."
"Grounds for Learning is the Scottish programme of the UK charity Learning through Landscapes. What we do - We enrich the lives of Scotland’s children by helping them to connect with nature, become more active, learn outdoors, develop social skills and have fun. Where possible we encourage young people to have a say in the way their grounds are used and improved. As a result they learn to create and look after something valuable; their self-esteem grows and their behaviour improves, along with their potential to learn and achieve."
OWL Scotland is dedicated to increasing the use of Scotland's outdoor environments for learning. Learning outdoors, be in in playgrounds, towns, cities, parks or our stunning natural environments, actively engages young people and connects their broader learning with the world around them.OWL Scotland is supported by Forestry Commission Scotland and evolved out of the Forest Education Initiative (FEI) which has run successfully for over 20 years.