Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Countryside Classroom

By | May 30th, 2015|Webwatch|

The Countryside Classroom is a new venture from FACE – Farming and Countryside Education.  It is a directory of support for schools and teachers, comprising classroom resources, teacher professional development opportunities and support at visitor locations. FACE is managing the service on behalf of a range of organisations with an interest in children's in food, [...]

A Safe and Just Space for Humanity

By | May 30th, 2015|Webwatch|

Kate Raworth is an economist who thinks about development.  Her mission is to make economics fit for the 21st century and the social, economic and environmental problems we all face. In 2013, she wrote a well received report for OXFAM – A Safe and Just Space for Humanity – which featured a doughnut model.  You can [...]

Polli:Nation – citizen science and environmental education

By | May 29th, 2015|Blog|

The University of Stirling is offering a full time PhD studentship in environmental education.  It will involve researching and evaluating  aspects of a school-based citizen science and environmental education project that focuses on pollination.   The project is led by Learning through Landscapes with £1.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Partners include Buglife, Butterfly Conservation, [...]

Young(er) people’s understanding of nature

By | May 29th, 2015|Blog|

There has been much fuss on Twitter recently about research reported in the Daily Telegraph which appears to show that younger people (25 to 30) know less about nature than do older folk (over 51).  Whilst there is something rather inevitable about that (they are younger, after all, and have had less time and inclination, [...]

Moving to a better future

By | May 26th, 2015|Environmental Education Feature|

Alistair Goulding explores the background to, and benefits of, Sustrans’ work in schools over the past 20 years.  This started with the Safe Routes to Schools scheme and Sustrans works with over 10% of UK schools.  This is an extract from Alistair's article which first appeared in NAEE's journal Environmental Education [ Vol 107 ], [...]

Pinterest

By | May 26th, 2015|Webwatch|

This is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests. There is a huge range of environmental topics here – geography, travel, outdoors, outdoor schools… the biggest challenge is deciding what to use and what NOT! It now has a ‘search’ feature which helps to provide [...]

Kew Gardens

By | May 26th, 2015|Webwatch|

From Roots to Riches is the ‘BBC Radio 4 25-part series about the relationship between people and plants over the last 250 years. This major new partnership between the BBC and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, tells the story of botany and plant science at Kew Gardens.’ The book that accompanies the radio series will [...]

Compost Awareness Week May 2015

By | May 26th, 2015|Webwatch|

A Composting and NEW Photographic Competition. Schools and individuals are invited to create a poster to promote the benefits of composting to the environment and as a means of reducing waste sent to landfill. Within this broad remit any composting topic may be featured be it a composting bin, garden or food waste, people or [...]

London Mapper

By | May 26th, 2015|Webwatch|

londonmapper.org.uk aims to give comprehensive ideas about issues of the capital – education, welfare, population, health – in the form of maps etc. This website aims to provide comprehensive insights into the state of poverty and inequality in the capital. It is a work in progress and we are just at the start of what [...]