Inspiring learning through nature

Thank you! On Earth Day we launched an appeal to help more children be inspired to learn through nature, and thanks to you we’ve raised an incredible £10,523! Our match donors kindly donated their full matching funds, and together with your donations and gift aid we’re now able to reach hundreds of families this summer – thank you so much.


After a year of lockdowns, remote learning and isolation, many children have struggled to engage with learning and to cope with the uncertainty that the pandemic has brought. So, this Earth Day we’re launching an appeal to help children reconnect, build resilience and be inspired to learn again through nature.

We’re working to provide a programme of face-to-face, online and self-led outdoor activities to help children recover. These sessions and online resources could reach and inspire 600 children in person and thousands online – but we need your help to make it a reality.

This Earth Day, thanks to our funding partners, your gift could have twice the impact. The Rowse Family Trust and the Lucy Group have kindly agreed to match the first £5,000 donated before midday on Friday 30th April – so your gift could help twice as many children this summer.

Our new, sustainably-built Earth Lab is nearly ready to welcome students and inspire environmental learning, and, with your support, our experienced tutors will be able to create online and offline sessions that engage children and young people at all levels. Please, will you support our appeal today and help deliver this programme to those who need it most?

Together, we can turn this year around for children affected by the pandemic.


Support our appeal

How you can help

From virtual outdoor learning resources to family activities at our places, there are so many ways that together we can help children and young people feel inspired to learn again. A donation from you this Earth Day could help provide opportunities for children to reconnect with nature, learn outdoors and build their emotional resilience.


£10 could provide a family with online resources for self-led activities to connect them to green spaces.

£20 could help a child rebuild resilience and develop new skills by taking part in an outdoor learning session.

£50 could help reach learners most in need by working in partnership with school and community groups.

£100 could support a school group to experience Earth Trust’s transformative educational opportunities.


Please, make your mark this Earth Day and help inspire children to learn through nature. Thank you.

And don’t forget, the first £5,000 donated to this appeal before midday on Friday 30th April will be doubled thanks to the Rowse Family Trust and the Lucy Group – so your gift could go twice as far.

Evidence clearly shows giving children the opportunity to discover, learn about and experience the natural world is hugely important. It enables a sense of belonging rooted in their local environment, enhancing health, wellbeing and educational outcomes.

Jim Burt, Natural England’s Principal Adviser for Outdoor Learning and Outdoors for All

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