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Local educational organisations and resources

Bishopswood Environmental Education Centre
A nationally and internationally recognised centre involved in environmental and sustainability education with schools. The centre also runs a variety of training courses. See website for details.

Bodenham Arboretum
Set in 156 acres of countryside on the outskirts of Kidderminster, Bodenham Arboretum is home to more than 2700 trees. There are also 11 pools and 4 miles or trails and a visitor’s centre.

Bewdley Museum
Located in the picturesque river side Georgian town of Bewdley, the museum illustrates the growth and trades of the town as well as the crafts of the surrounding Wyre Forest area through fascinating indoor and outdoor displays.

Geology of the Forest of Dean
Extract from the book The mines of the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas by Tony Oldham.

Geostudies
Delivering field and classroom courses for adult students since 1996, Geostudies is run by Dave Green – local geologist who has been teaching beginners and undergraduates since the 1970s!

Lapworth Museum of Geology

The Lapworth Museum of Geology holds the finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the Midlands. Dating back to 1880, it is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK.

Ludlow Museum
Contains the John Norton Gallery and a presentation of the internationally famous geology of the Ludlow area. Also houses displays on human occupation in the area.

Malvern Outdoor Education Centre
An outdoor activities centre owned and operated by Worcestershire County Council. Provides outdoor and indoor classroom activities for school children in the beautiful setting of the north Malvern Hills.

Severn Valley Country Park
Located between the of Highly and Alveley in the Shropshire countryside, this park covers 180 acres of woodland, meadows and wetland. Large areas of the park were reclaimed following cessation of coal mining operations in the area in 1969.

The University of the Third Age
A “a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.”

Worcester City Museums
Information about the museums in the city of Worcester including the The Commandery and The City Art Gallery & Museum.

Worcestershire County Museum
Housed in the 14th Centrury Hartlebury castle, the museum contains displays on collections ranging from children’s toys, archaeology and costume to craft work by the Bromsgrove Guild.

Wyre Forest Discovery Centre
Located at the Wyre Forest Visitors Centre, in Callow Hill, just outside of Bewdley, the centre provides facilities and programmes designed to educate children about the forest and related subjects such as wildlife and arts and craft.

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