Education

You can search for national and local organisations in our directory  to support your primary or secondary school with teaching materials. Our training pages and Environmental Bulletin list many more training and learning opportunities for all ages.

Environmental education has arguably never been as important or had such a high profile as it does in today’s world of Nature Deficit Disorder.  Successive studies illustrate that different learning environments and a chance to place that learning in a wider environmental context leads to happier, healthier learners with a fuller, more empathetic understanding of the natural world.  

 As one scientist puts it, we can now assume that just as children Children - OGWneed good nutrition and adequate sleep, they may very well need contact with nature.” – Richard Louv; though what is true for children in this case is also true for adults.    

Oxfordshire has a rich history of nurturing environmental education and a dynamic diversity of groups and societies to help you get involved in learning about the environment whatever your interests or abilities.  

With 70 Forest Schools, 9 environmental education centres, specialist societies and groups with outreach workers, workshops, lectures and events to attend, you are sure to find support for your learning on our directory offering opportunities for both indoor and outdoor education from Early Years providers to Adult Education including:

  • Online resources that fit to the appropriate Key Stage and subject and are free to download.
  • Local centres that cater for school visits.
  • Conservation organisations with outreach workers.   
  • Training courses for teachers to build their skills in the environment or in taking children off site.
  • Natural History groups that can help you follow your passion and learn more about our local species.