Information for Schools

Website Aims
Breathing Earth Map of the world showing carbon emissions by country
Carbon Trust UK schools could save around £70 million per year by reducing their energy costs with many cheap and simple measures
Centre for Research in Education and the Environment (CREE) Focusses on educational issues relating to the environment and sustainability
Eco Schools Help schools become sustainable by issuing awards. A large and active organisation
Education 4 Conservation Environmental education by helping young people love nature and hence want to protect it
Environmental Agency Public body whose aims are to protect and improve the environment and to promote sustainable development
Fairtrade How to become a Fairtrade school
Field Studies Council Environmental education charity helping people understand nature by field studies
Friends of the Earth Information for educators and young people
Garden Organic UK’s national organic gardening charity- their education programme has useful free teaching resources and much more
Global Footprints Publicly funded project, aiming for  global citizenship education to be central to the curriculum and ethos of the school
Insect Lore Educational insect items for parents and teachers of children 8 and under
Learning Through Landscapes Helps children to connect with nature, become more active, learn outdoors, develop social skills and have fun
Low Carbon Partnership Grants for renewables for schools
Natural England Maps of UK showing information about specific terrestrial, coastal or marine Natural Areas
Nature Collection Susanna Ramsey’s travelling natural history museum for schools and nurseries
Natural Grid The National Grid has many environmental education centres on land they own next to electricity substations
Outdoor learning in parks Richmond Council resources for families and schools to learn through what they do, what they encounter, and what they discover around the borough’s parks and green spaces.
Richmond Borough in Bloom To enhance the natural beauty of the Borough of Richmond through floral display. Hold an annual competition with a schools category for environmental/wildlife areas
Royal Horticultural Society Offering support to schools to develop a sustainable garden for young people’s learning, health and wellbeing.
School Food Matters School food and food education. Get children cooking and growing and out onto a farm
School Wildlife Gardening Guide for teachers keen to develop a wildlife/conservation area in a school, developed by the Ecology Section of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Sustainable Schools Helping schools become more sustainable
Thames Water Interactive website promoting the wise use of water in primary and secondary schools
Twickenham & Thames Valley Bee Keepers Take up bee-keeping. Includes a teaching group
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Barnes More than 40 hectares of created wetlands in the heart of a capital city. Free visits available for state funded schools.
Wildlife Gardening with Jenny Steel Jenny is a naturalist and plant ecologist
Wildlife Gardening Green gardening guide, has forums
Wildlife Trusts Information about school trips, activity sheets and more
Woodland Trust Free trees for schools
World Wildlife Fund An international, renowned body believing that young people will shape the future of our world and have a huge  influence, here and now. They work with teachers and youth leaders on their One Planet Schools ® programme
Young People’s Trust for the Environment Encourages young people’s understanding of the environment and sustainability