Teaching Trees is the Royal Forestry Society’s (RFS) schools programme for northern England and the Midlands. Since 2001 our project has been connecting children with local woodlands to teach them to value trees for wildlife, for enjoyment and for timber. It aims to give them an appreciation of the vital importance of woodland management in supporting a sustainable environment.
We lead educational visits to working woodlands managed for a variety of purposes including conservation, timber production and leisure, with locations ranging from country estates to small farms. Many include recognised Sites of Special Scientific Interest and contain ancient and veteran trees together with a wide range of flora and fauna, including protected species such as red squirrels and otters.
Teaching Trees currently works across Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, County Durham and Northumberland. Due to the project's success, 2015 will see us expanding into Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
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Teaching Trees at Old Sleningford Hall, North Yorkshire
The RFS supports the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto, and its aim that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.
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