Welcome to TRAIL Education Resource Bank, here you will find links to resources that will help you on your way to plan, prepare and run your own lessons/workshops or groups with environmental themes.
We will continue to add resources to our website and bring more up to date information on environmental issues, themes and topics for you to access and share.
Recycle Now guides you through the process of setting up and maintaining effective recycling schemes and also provides information, advice and activities for primary and secondary schools.Their easy to use resources can help you to deliver key concepts of the Citizenship Curriculum for KS3 too. This website is a must to visit.
Environment education opportunities, learning and case studies in EYFS, KS1 and KS2, lots of information and a good read, the case studies show how schools in the Birmingham area have carried out outdoor environmental education in and out of school
If you are looking an idea for the next science fair or a class project, WWF have a collection of project ideas that cover a number of issues relating to the natural environment.
Keep Britain Tidy runs the international Eco-Schools programme in England and is all about getting school communities to be more sustainable.
Offers information for pupils and teachers, key stage activities, games and facts.
DHL offer a range of activities for Key Stage 2 pupils relating to reuse and recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). You will need to create your own login to access resources.
Naturenet is a voluntary enterprise that provides a good online resources for practical nature conservation and countryside management. Based in the UK, and most of the information available on Naturenet relates to the UK, particularly England.
This website has lots of video games, downlaods and printables.
This site provides lots of KS2 curriculumpacks and worksheets
Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEEd)
SEEd is a registered charity that identifies, promotes, enables and supports environmental education and education for sustainable development in the UK. It is an umbrella membership organisation for Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), schools, colleges, universities, local authorities and educators interested in Environmental Education and the environment.
National What Week? from Apple Day to World Meteorological Day, here is a list of all the days, weeks and so on that have environmental issues or nature attached to them.
New Ideas in Environmental Education an article about using Native American stories in education, accompanied by some stories you can use yourself.
Roots & Shoots: Mission Possible provides sets of activities for teachers to use both in and out of the classroom to encourage pupils to learn about people, animals and their local environment. This lovely website has lots of live activities, activity ideas and resources and is well worth visiting often.
Education for Sustainable Development Scotland: involved in environmental education in Scotland? This one’s for you
Wiltshire Wildlife TrustThis is another great website with printable packs, stories, activity plans, action plans.
Young People’s Trust for the Environment and Nature Conservation: a very good site with a range of environmental resources suitable for teachers and for students. A great many well written and sensible fact sheets on all sorts of animals, and environmental issues.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.