Rethinking Education for the future of the planet

Encompass is a vision for empowering young people globally to reimagine personal and planetary wellbeing.

Meet some of our innovation advisors

  • Advisor - Professor Raja GuhaThakurta
    Raja GuhaThakurta
    Professor and Department Chair of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California Santa Cruz
  • Advisor - Jane Francis
    Jane Francis
    Professor Dame Jane Francis Director, British Antarctic Survey
  • Advisor - Dr. Charlie Gardner
    Charlie Gardner
    Charlie is a conservation scientist and activist with a particular interest in social change and the connections between climate change and the loss of nature.
  • Advisor - Anna Turns
    Anna Turns
    Environmental journalist and author of 'Go Toxic Free'

With the scope, enthusiasm and expertise in the advisory group we hope to provide a back up for students who want advice.

We want them to be supported and inspired and we will value and champion their contributions.

We want young people to have real agency, know they will be heard and supported in developing their ideas and solutions.

Encompass aims to be a research centre for students and academics to look ahead involving the students whose future it will be.

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Building on the Biojoyversity initiative which is a website for nature, the climate & innovation and supports student collaboration and innovation with a group of 24 leading expert advisors, Encompass takes this a step forward in linking the arts and sciences in futures thinking.


We have a major research project in development with Cambridge University to look at direct ways to increase biodiversity and engagement in primary schools.



We already have ten partner primary schools locally as a pilot who we hope will visit this summer for nature workshops and musical opportunities.

To enable these activities to happen all year round we need a space which can be used by schools, the community and internationally as a student hub for conferences, education and innovation.

The Encompass vision grows from a fundamental belief that the potential, ideas and creativity of young people must not be undervalued.

Given support, young people grow and flourish to do amazing things.

School students devised a new cosmic ray detector which flew in space on TechDemoSat-1. They presented their results to NASA and published in Advances in Space Research. NASA then used this data for radiation monitoring on the Orion capsule in the Artemis programme

If we give young people the space, environment and encouragement they can turn from eco anxiety into genuine progress, understanding and positive ways forward.

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An environment centre for education, engagement, empowerment and enjoyment of nature by schools and communities.

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A centre for developing innovative approaches to sustainability education by linking creative arts and sciences.

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A STEM solutions centre with support from a distinguished international group of advisors collaborating with industry and academia.

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A centre dedicated to developing ongoing research on the benefits of biodiversity to wellbeing across all ages.

Empowering young people to reimagine planetary wellbeing