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Other Learning Resources

School group with an education ranger setting off to explore the forestThe internet has a wealth of resources to support learning and we have listed below some of our favourite links and information.

Partner Organisations

  • Lake District Osprey Project - Web cam of Ospreys nesting near Keswick. Includes diary, press, biography, and visitor information. 
  • Save our Squirrels - Save our Squirrels is committed to saving Northern English red squirrels from local extinction through habitat management and public education. 
  • Bassenthwaite Reflections -
    Bassenthwaite Reflections was a Heritage Lottery funded programme of 22 exciting and varied projects which ran from 2007-2011. Through these projects the whole community was engaged in getting to know and understand the Bassenthwaite landscape, with a view to changing those things that are damaging the lake.

Useful information

  • Eco schools - Work towards reducing the environmental impact of the school. Three levels of award.  
  • John Muir Award - The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places.  It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration.   
  • Learning Outside the Classroom – quality badge for providers of learning outside the classroom
  • Education 21 - This partnership exists to support schools with those aspects of learning related to the environment, global learning and sustainability. Its name reflects the outcome of the 1992 Rio Summit, where Local Agenda Item 21 committed all governments to the cause of improving our understanding of global and environmental issues.
  • Nature Detectives –Lots of great downloadable resources, along with Springwatch and Autumnwatch information for children.
  • Forest Education Initiative – Learning resources about trees, forests and forest products.

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