Our Educational Activities
Earth Education in Primary Schools
"So that they will respect the land, tell
your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your
children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother.
Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit on the
ground, they spit on themselves. This we know: the earth does not belong to
man; man belongs to the earth. This we know: all things are connected like the
blood which unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the
earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life, he is
merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
Chief Seattle 1858
Earth Education ProgrammesWe run earth education programmes for primary schools as a key part of our
work. The impact on schools that have participated has been enormous and not
limited to the classes involved; the programmes suffuse through and influence
the whole school as much as the children directly involved, their families and
the wider community.
Please contact us to discuss how we can provide your learners with one of the
most exciting, engaging and life changing approaches available for sustainable
living. Read a precis of an academic study on a major project we undertook with the University of Cumbria to deliver the Earthkeepers programme in Sunderland in 2008.
also offer the various elements that make up programmes as separate
activities for teachers who would like to focus on a particular
ecological concept perhaps combining it with a lighter immersing
activity to explore the natural world. The prospectus we offer at
Kielder Forest can also be offered at West Boldon Environmental
Education Centre near Sunderland and at the Harehope Quarry Project,
Frosterley in Weardale. Dowload a copy of the prospectus.
adventures in learning ecological principles are active, fully
inclusive, participatory and very engaging experiences with discovery
and exploration of ideas a key part of the learning process. Find out more.
provide rich direct contact with the natural world in a wonderfully
engaging fresh way giving new perspectives and initiating a new
relationship with the richness and diversity of life all around us
which often goes unnoticed. Find out more.
Other Environmental Education Opportunities We offer a wide range of other opportunities for learning outside the classroom (see the prospectus for details)
Creative learning activities
Secondary and higher education