This comprehensive on line directory supports the Growing Schools programme which aims to reconnect young people with their environment, in both urban and rural settings, through the National Curriculum. Since it began three years ago the programme has gone from strength to strength drawing together expertise, resources and information from many partner organisations, with over 12,000 schools registering their interest.

Schools can use the site to find information on health and safety, funding sources, published research, training, resource materials and places to visit (with a helpful key to services offered), news and events. It also provides case studies on outdoor learning and school grounds development.

The site has been designed so teachers can search by subject and key stage and will soon feature offering teachers the opportunity to tap into local community expertise and knowledge.