National and international organisations, charities and umbrella groups with a focus on supporting and sharing information about learning outdoors, sustainability and environmental education.
Council for Learning Outside the Classroom LOtC
The national voice for learning outside the classroom. Events, CPD, accreditation, research & resources including curriculum packs.
Creative Star Learning
aka I’m a Teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! Supporting & developing outdoor learning & play at a national, local & school level; training, CPD, advice, publications & tons of great resources.
English Outdoor Council
Umbrella body for organisations involved in provision of outdoor education, recreation and development training, useful Brief Guide To Outdoor Learning.
Field Studies Council
Environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment.
Forest Education Network
Bringing those with an interest in forest education together; to promote the sharing of good practice; improve communication and help raise opportunities for, and standards in delivery.
Institute for Outdoor Learning
"The professional body for organisations and individuals who use the outdoors to make a difference for others." Developing quality, safe opportunities to experience outdoor activity provision, and supporting and enhancing the good practice of those who work in the outdoors.
Learning Through Landscapes
UK charity dedicated to enhancing outdoor learning and play for children. Many free resources for teachers and parents – membership gives access to even more.
National Association for Environmental Education
Promote all forms of environmental education, and support all those involved in its delivery. Members receive free journals & other benefits.
National Environmental Education Foundation
US programme to help people understand their relationship to the environment and, in turn, increase their environmental engagement. Loads of resources & online courses.
National Outdoor Events Association
Dedicated to enhancing professionalism in the outdoor events industry through education, networking, lobbying, advice and creating business opportunities.
Outdoor Learning Wales
National network that aims to increase the understanding, appreciation and sustainable use of Wales natural environment. Lots of good free resources & local network groups.
Outdoor & Woodland Learning (OWL) Scotland
“Developing and disseminating resources for outdoor and woodland learning.” Tons of excellent resources & Forest School info.
Real World Learning Network
Exploring and sharing successful approaches to outdoor learning that increase action for sustainable development: frameworks, resources, events & more.