Learning About Forests

With members in 73 countries around the world, the Foundation for Environmental Education programmes represent the absolute cutting edge in Education for Sustainable Development and Environmental Education. Our programme educate young people to cultivate a more environmentally conscious approach in their lives and promote sustainable business practices and the protection of our valuable natural resources. It is the vision of the Foundation for Environmental Education that our programmes empower people everywhere to live sustainably and in an environmentally conscious manner.

Recognised by UNESCO as a world-leader within the fields of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, our strength comes from our members who share our convictions and execute our programmes with great efficiency on a daily basis. Hand-picked by Foundation for Environmental Education for their dedication and outstanding ability, it is these local organisations who make the Foundation for Environmental Education the much respected, admired and trusted entity that it is today.

Learning About Forests Programme (LEAF)

Learning About Forests aims to make people reconnect with our woodland heritage and to imbue children with a sense of ownership of their environment which, in many places, has become lost over time.

This reconnect with the environment is intended to reassert the idea that our forests are a natural asset to be treasured and kept safe for future generations, an idea which has for decades been neglected as our trees fuelled economic expansion and lifestyle improvements.

The myriad of ways in which forests show a beneficial impact on our lives is stressed to children, often during field trips out into the woods to see first-hand where they can be educated on the importance of the “lungs of the planet”.


For more information:

- Foundation for Environmental Education

- Learning About Forests Programme



Rachel Boyle

International LEAF Director


Daniel Schaffer

Chief Executive Officer


Forests and Desertification
Knowledge Transmission
Resource Management
Sustainable Living
Level of education: 
Primary education