Each year the Tree Council hosts National Tree Week with the aim of promoting the benefits of forests and inspiring people to help plant around a million trees at sites across the UK.
This year National Tree Week runs from 29 November to 7 December 2014.
So whether you fancy helping to plant to forests of the future or just want to know more about trees, click here to find out about the events and activities happening near you.
Ever wondered how the Giant’s Causeway was formed, or where the Jurassic Coast gets its name from? Here’s your chance to find out! From the 13-19 October, the Geological Society of London will be hosting a series of events for Earth Science Week showcasing the rich geological heritage of UK and Ireland. Click here to find out how to get involved!
Ever fancied getting involved in environmental research?
‘Track A Tree’ is looking for volunteers to become Citizen Ecologists, helping to capture changes in woodland trees and flowering plants during the Spring.
The project has been developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, supported by the Natural Environment Research Council and The Woodland Trust.
You’re free to choose which tree(s) to track – maybe there’s one in your garden or in a nearby park that would be ideal.
If you are based in the UK and fancy getting involved, click here for more details.
The British Science Association (BSA) is hosting the National Science & Engineering Week, which takes place in the UK from 14-23 March 2014.
Billed as ‘the UK’s wildest grassroots celebration of all things science and engineering’, the National Science & Engineering Week comprises a ten-day programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities – for a full list click here
The BSA website also has a selection of activity packs that can be downloaded for use at home or school – great for kids and/or discovering your inner child…!
If you’re in the UK and planning a long walk in the country with the kids, check out the Woodland Trust’s excellent ‘Hints of Spring’ Hunt Sheet – great for getting closer to nature.
A new study reveals increased interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM subjects) amongst UK female sixth formers.
Currently only 13% of all STEM jobs in the UK are occupied by women – for more info check out the Wise Campaign.