OASES has agreements in place with Durham County Council, the Forestry Commission and the Woodland Trust to use their sites for outdoor learning and INSET delivery.
OASES currently hold the learning licence for Hamsterley Forest, a delightful 2000 hectare oasis of mixed woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys, following the path of the Bedburn Beck. This sheltered valley not only contains the largest forest for miles around it also posesses opportunities for river studies and grassland habitat investigations.
OASES are actively working with the Woodland Trust to encourage schools to use their sites and resources to enhance learning. Woodland Trust sites exist across the north east and range from newly planted woodlands to established semi-ancient woodlands.
OASES works with the Harehope Quarry Project, Frosterley. This site allows access to woodland, limestone grassland and wetland habitats including pond, river and wet woodland. In addition the site is excellent for the study of rocks and fossils and provides an intimate environment for a range of learning requirements.