Education for Sustainability CIC (NEST), is a non-profit making social
enterprise working with local and regional partners to raise awareness
of environmental issues and to encourage personal positive action that
will allow local communities to thrive in a healthy global environment.
our initial formation in 2001 we have forged links with fifteen partner
organisations and worked with over 50 schools and groups to deliver
earth education programmes both residentially and within the community.
In addition we have provided training and development for over 300
Much of our work is done using the tried and tested
earth education approach particularly the use of programmes such as
our own programme for Year 3 and 4 pupils called Earth Magic and Sunship Earth and Earthkeepers for Year 5 and 6
pupils run either in school or residentially on adventures of discovery at locations such as
Ridley Hall in Northumberland or High Borrans in Cumbria. In all cases
the children take the action back home and into school to complete
their training.We also work with secondary and higher education groups using more traditional approaches.
Development assistance and partnership working
also provides training and advice to develop outdoor learning and
environmental education in general and can help schools, educational
establishments, country parks and other providers to deliver earth
education through their organisation, using and developing existing
resources. We can also give advice on building an earth education
programme tailored to your site and needs. Contact us for more details.
We encourage volunteers and other professionals to share our work,
learning and giving something back at the same time.
welcome enquiries from organisations to discuss our programmes and to
develop initiatives together. Our work may well be of use to your
strategic, practical and curriculum aims and help to serve your
community of interest.
High quality standards and working practices
professional, qualified directors and members have been involved with
earth education for many years and came together to run and promote the
approach. We number teachers, environmental consultants/managers,
ecological interpreters and community and site based rangers amongst
our team. Of course our delivery staff are fully trained to deliver the
programmes and our policies and practices cover CRB checks and child
and vulnerable adult protection policies. We are first aid qualified
and fully risk assess our projects each time. We are fully insured for
public liability. We are committed to continuing professional