UK Overseas Territories & Crown Dependencies

Environmental Education Resources


The UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies Training and Research Programme Steering Group has created this web page as a sign post for information on environmental education resources for the UK OTs and CDs . If you would like to add information and links to other environmental education resources please contact the (please put OT in the subject line).


OT and CD supplied Educational Resources 


Some of the members of the Training and Research Steering Group have made the education materials they have developed available online.


The Ascension Island Government Conservation Department has produced a series of fact sheets about animals, birds, fish, insects and plants for primary and secondary schools >>>


The St Helena Island South Atlantic Invasive species Project has produced a range of information for schools about invasive species on the island >>>

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew's learning programme offers opportunities for students at all stages in education. From curriculum visits for students to specialist training courses for science, horticulture and conservation professionals and informal talks and courses for adult learners.

ARKive UKOT Education Modules

ARKive's OTEP project UKOT-themed teaching resources


Three teaching resources have been created using the rich and diverse species of the Overseas Territories, the threats they face and in-situ conservation initiatives as illustrative examples. The three resources cover key science topics taught within the UK, the UKOTs and globally. By making these resources accessible to educators worldwide (as well as being of great use to educators within the territories) it is hoped that the importance of the Territories' biodiversity will be recognised by young people across the globe. 

The free new UKOT resources are available here:

Dinner at the Reef (7-11 years)

Biodiversity Hospital (11-14 years)

Design a Conservation Programme (14-16 years)


A variety of other, non-UKOT-specific educational resources are also available.


The Globe Programme


The GLOBE Programme is a unique practical environmental education project for schools linking students, teachers and scientists in 111 countries around the world, supporting Science, Geography, Maths, ICT and International relations.

There are free resources for teachers to support using GLOBE data in the classroom.  


The UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum

UKOTCF Environmental Education Resources Database


The UKOTCF Environmental Education Resources Database brings together information on environmental education resources which may be suitable (or easily adaptable) for use in a particular Territory.  The database provides summaries and links for a wide variety of resources, including climate change, invasive species and sustainable use. More resources are continually being added. Searches can be made using criteria such as geographical region, major taxa, major ecosystems, territories and keywords. The initial development of the database was partly supported by OTEP.

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