Resources for Young People

We hope this website is a useful resource for all ages. We’ve added this page for younger people and older people too.

Online educational resources for environmental action

The Young People’s Trust for the Environment is a charity set up to encourage young people’s understanding of the environment. Founded back in 1982, it aims to give young people a real awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and endangered flora & fauna.
ypte.org.uk

Brighton and Hove schools have their own environmental education programme. You’ll find lots of resources here.
Brighton and Hove Environmental Education

Fantastic learning resources and activities.
Wildlife Trust activities
Wildlife and Wetlands Trust learning activities
Woodland Trust learning resources
WWF learning resources

Resources to bring environmental action to the classroom.
www.transform-our-world.org

Eden Project educational resources.
www.edenproject.com/learn/for-everyone

Eco educational resources, Eastbourne.
www.ecoed2030.org

Learn more about the ecological and climate crisis that we are all facing, and inspire you to take ACTION!
www.ecoactionfamilies.life/

NASA climate kids

BBC Live lessons

 

Get involved…

Lewes District Youth Climate Action Forum

To find out more about green careers, Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust has put together this excellent resource.
Railway Land Green Careers

UK Student Climate Network
ukscn.org/about-us

Experience a day working on an organic vegetable farm.
www.barcombenurseries.co.uk/volunteer-days
namayasai.co.uk/

Stanmer Organics
A variety of environmental and horticultural projects to volunteer with at Stanmer Organics.
stanmerorganics.com/volunteer-opportunities

Gleaning Network
Join the Gleaning Network helping to harvest food to give to charities that would otherwise go to waste.
bhfood.org.uk/directory/sussex-gleaning-network

Sussex Wildlife Trust environmental education
sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/what-we-do/environmental-education
Become a wildlife ranger (age 12 – 16)
sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/get-involved/community-projects/seaford-community-wildlife-project

Brighton Dolphin Project
Contact to see how you can get involved.
www.brightondolphinproject.org

Local places to visit

Rampion Wind farm visitor centre – Brighton
www.rampionoffshore.com/visitor-centre

Dungeness Nuclear Power Plant
Whatever your views on nuclear energy, this is a useful place to visit.
www.edfenergy.com/energy/education/visitor-centres/dungeness-b-visitor-centre

The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux
Hands-on science activities and science shows.
www.the-observatory.org

Wakehurst Place, Kew
As well as a wild botanic garden, Wakehurst Place is the home to the Millennium Seed Bank where they are working to conserve and protect wild plant biodiversity for the future. They also hold science events throughout the year.
www.kew.org/wakehurst/whats-at-wakehurst/millennium-seed-bank

Knepp Rewilding Project
Knepp is a 3,500 acre estate just south of Horsham, West Sussex. Since 2001, the land – once intensively farmed – has been devoted to a pioneering rewilding project. Using grazing animals as the drivers of habitat creation, and with the restoration of dynamic, natural water courses, the project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife. Extremely rare species like turtle doves, nightingales, peregrine falcons and purple emperor butterflies are now breeding here; and populations of more common species are rocketing.
knepp.co.uk/home

Newhaven Incinerator
Once a year the incinerator hold an open day where you can tour the facility and find out more about how it works. The wonder day books up fast so contact them to put your name on a waiting list.
www.veolia.co.uk/southdowns/community

Brighton Science Festival
Sign up to receive emails about science events and workshops throughout the year.
www.brightonscience.com/

Water supply
Find out what’s involved in providing water straight to your tap
www.southernwater.co.uk/water-for-life/education/school-talks
www.southeastwater.co.uk/my-water-supply/water-quality

Incredible Oceans – Whalefest
The science and art of communicating about life below water. Check their website for local events.
www.incredibleoceans.org/about

The Booth Museum, Brighton
The Booth Museum is all about birds, butterflies, fossils, and bones. Founded as a Victorian collector’s private museum.
brightonmuseums.org.uk/booth

Natural History Museum, London
Just a train ride away, explore our natural world from the past to the present and why it’s so important to preserve what we have. The website also includes resources for things to do at home.
www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/activities-for-families-and-kids

Science Museum, London
Just a train ride away, discover exhibitions, iconic objects and stories of scientific achievement.
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Books

Books for children – kindly compiled by Sally from XR Eastbourne

 

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