UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man

Who is involved?

Our list of project partners is growing rapidly and encompasses businesses, schools, charities and community groups across the Island.


Kids Love Learning! Isle of Man
Kids Love Learning! Isle of Man

Kids Love Learning! Isle of Man is an organisation for parents and carers who home educate their children.
It encourages learning about topics affecting the environment such was waste reduction and recycling and the harm caused by single use plastics and pollution.
It supports Beach Buddies and similar charities.
It also supports learning about the Island’s culture and heritage and young people’s participation in cultural events and activities.
It is keen that children play an active role in their community by helping charities, visiting residential homes, contributing to improvements in their areas and observing town and village traditions.
I encourages home educating families to play a role in UNESCO Biosphere activities and initiatives.

the Dome
the Dome @ The Nunnery

‘the Dome’ is an education and entertainment facility based at The Nunnery, Douglas.
It produces 360° video content for local screening and distribution/export to immersive cinemas/planetariums, contributing to the economy.
Its output includes education, entertainment & escapist experiences and content that encourages people to explore the Isle of Man and learn about Manx culture and heritage.
In line with the Island’s Dark Skies status, it offers a nine-minute film about light pollution, ‘Losing the Dark'.
‘the Dome’ is interested in collaborating with organisations to produce more content that encourages awareness of environmental issues amongst other topics.
‘the Dome’ @ utilises motion sensor lights, projectors with an Enervee Score® - of 96/100. Insulation and glazing means heating is kept to a minimum and what little waste it produces is all recycled.

Manx Basking Shark Watch logo
Manx Basking Shark Watch

MBSW is a registered charity working to understand and protect this endangered species and we would like your help. We conduct surveys from our boat the Happy Jack, however if you have seen a basking shark and can remember the location we would love to hear about it. Please report your sightings on our website on this link - http://www.manxbaskingsharkwatch.com/report.aspx

Schools involved in UBIOM, alphabetically!
Schools have been big supporters of UBIOM, look at all these logos

Schools have seamlessly linked in UNESCO and UBIOM themes into pupils learning journeys - E in UNESCO stands for Education!
Many schools are very active in Eco-schools and Manx Culture is important too. There are opportunities for UNESCO to show us good examples to talk about in lots of subjects.

King William's College & The Buchan logo
King Williams College and The Buchan

King William's College (Manx: Colleish Ree Illiam) is an International Baccalaureate HMC independent school for ages 3 to 18, situated near Castletown on the Isle of Man. The College is located on two sites in Castletown. The College, known as KWC or to the local people as King Bill's, was originally for boys only but became co-educational in the 1980s. Today there are roughly four hundred pupils, many of whom are from beyond the British Isles. The school(s) have been supporters of the project since its early stages.

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch Charity
Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch is a registered charity aimed at conserving whales, dolphins and porpoises around the Isle of Man.

A dedicated team of volunteer carry out land and boat based effort watches, along with other ongoing projects. Public sightings are also very important to our research. You can post your sightings to our website http://www.mwdw.net/

One World Centre, Isle of Man logo
One World Centre

Set up in 2004, the One World Centre is a registered Manx Charity supported by a range of parties. As a Development Education Centre it’s our mission to encourage understanding and respect for the lives and cultures of all people – so that we can help to share a fair society that celebrates our global differences and interdependence. This sees us highlighting the links between our lives in the Island and those of people in developing countries; raising awareness of global economic, social, political and environmental issues; challenging stereotypes; fostering a positive attitude that embraces human rights and responsibilities and creating opportunities for people to become active global citizens. OWC is actively involved in maintaining Fair Trade Island status for the Isle of Man, as well as other Education for Sustainable Development activities.

Isle of Man - Friends of the Earth
Isle of Man Friends of the Earth

Isle of Man Friends of the Earth (IoM FoE) is an organisation of concerned volunteers. We’re a local group, and part of Friends of the Earth UK. We campaign for a cleaner, greener Island.
Members come from all walks of life: students, pensioners, builders, accountants, self-employed and many others. Dealing with man-made climate change is the most important issue of our time. IoM FoE is campaigning hard to ensure action is taken by government to dramatically reduce Manx CO2 emissions, to develop renewable energy sources, and to prepare for the impact climate change will have on our weather.

Eco Mann
EcoMann website - Isle of Man school resource centre for ecoschools

EcoMann is here to help you learn all about looking after your environment both on the Isle of Man and throughout the world.

This website is full of information to help you do just that and will be popping up along the way to make sure you don't miss the best bits! This will also help your school with work towards Eco-school topic areas.

Isle of Man wildlife park, curraghs, logo
Wildlife Park

Bringing learning to life! The Curraghs Wildlife Park, with its unique wetland setting and animals from around the world, is an exciting and inspirational place of learning for all ages. Nothing compares to coming face to face with real animals – with their help we can make learning an unforgettable experience.

There are over 50,000 visitors to the Wildlife Park every year and which now runs a lively Public Education Programme designed to deliver informal learning opportunities for all visitors.

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Sign up to the UNESCO Biosphere ISLE OF MAN pledge

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is open to everyone. You are welcome to be involved, providing you support the principles outlined in The Biosphere Isle of Man Pledge. This is the pledge that our partners have signed up to. Encapsulating the aims of the project, this is the Pledge that all our partners sign up to.

If you are interested in being involved as a business, you’ll find more information about the benefits of being a partner and how it all works in the Project Partners Guidelines for Businesses and also for Schools, Community Groups and Charities.

To apply to become a Partner and Supporter of UBIOM, please fill in this application form, and help us to tell others what you are so proud of, and keep us updated about how you will get even better.

Download the UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Pledge