External Links: curriculum outdoors
Muddy Faces is all about getting outdoors with your groups, families and friends. The outdoors is the perfect setting for learning, formal and informal. Capture children’s imaginations, harness their curiosity and quench their thirst for knowledge, and sneak in some curriculum learning at the same time!
We have compiled a list of interesting & inspiring websites on the curriculum outdoors, including the main governing bodies, national organisations and initiatives – many are directly related to working & playing outdoors, some have a wider remit or are included because we think they may be helpful to know about.
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We do our best to keep these links up to date, but policies and focus in this area often change. If you find any broken or outdated links or have something you think should be added, please email email@example.com with ‘links’ in the subject line. Thank you.
Where teachers can find and access the resources, places to visit and people to ask that will support their teaching about food, farming and the natural environment. Membership networking.
“… captures children’s interest and teaches them about the seasonality of UK farming, rural life and wildlife from an early age… brings the world of farming and the countryside right into the classroom.” Free teaching resources.
How to use hedgerows to address lots of curriculum topics, particularly healthy eating, emotional health & PHSE. Hedgerow history, medicinal uses, plus activities & links.
Educating children and older people into the ways of the countryside and the important part it plays in our lives. Free educational resources on bird & animal management, and business.
Practical help, advice & support to staff taking children off site, to different environments including visits to local areas, museums, places of worship, visits abroad & adventure activities.
Educational activity-based school trips linked to the National Curriculum, for primary and secondary schools, with the aim of instilling self-confidence, trust and teamwork in pupils: subject-based courses and activity packages.
‘Innovative, earth-related teaching ideas.’ Great site that releases a new learning activity every fortnight, many for the outdoors or adaptable. Made by professional geologists/geographers.
Free resource for teachers and students offering extensive curriculum-based information about soil, for primary & secondary pupils. Discover what soil is, the teeming life in soil and about the many environmental threats facing soils.
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.
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.
US programme to help people understand their relationship to the environment and, in turn, increase their environmental engagement. Loads of resources & online courses.
Supports and enables educators and young people to place sustainability at the heart of their work and learning. Substantial range of good teaching resources.
Two free resource packs with loads of fun activities, ideas and stories, to help you find out more about our native reptiles: Pond Pack & What’s That Snake? Also fact sheets & colouring.
Working to achieve a world-leading education for all young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Use the search facility to find out of the classroom resources.
A beautiful record of endangered life; photos, film and data. Free teaching resources covering science, geography, English and art. Classroom activities exploring the outside world.
40+ member colleges and universities across the UK. To qualify for membership the provider must deliver significant volumes of education and training in land based occupational areas.