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Teaching Trees


Teaching Trees was conceived and developed by the Yorkshire Division of The Royal Forestry Society. Starting in Yorkshire, it has now expanded into Durham, Derbyshire, Northumberland and Nottinghamshire. Its aim is to encourage teachers to bring children of all ages into managed woods. The woodland environment provides many opportunities for learning across the range of the National Curriculum. With the permission of RFS woodland owners we seek to introduce schools to woods in their vicinity. Our aim is to help broaden and consolidate regular classroom work by using woods as occasional outdoor classrooms

One of our Education Officers will organise and run a free of charge initial Teaching Trees session, but it is hoped that, with the help of our free downloadable resources, teachers will feel confident to manage subsequent visits on their own.

Teaching Trees is supported by The Ernest Cook Trust