Monthly Archives: July 2015


Well done Martineau Gardens

By | July 24th, 2015|Blog|

As we noted the other day, 1582 parks and green spaces have received a 2015 Green Flag Award from Keep Britain Tidy. These awards recognise the best parks and green spaces across the country, and a green flag is a sign to the public that the highest possible standards are adhered to. NAEE is very pleased that [...]

1582 parks achieve the Green Flag Award

By | July 23rd, 2015|Webwatch|

The Green Flag Award scheme has unveiled this year’s Award winners – the mark of a quality park or green space. In total, 1,582 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens in the UK have met the high standard needed to receive the Green Flag Award or the Green Flag Community Award.   The [...]

Inspiring young New Zealand

By | July 23rd, 2015|Environmental Education Feature|

Tiff Stewart, manager of the Kiwi Conservation Club explains its work. The KCC was established in 1988 by the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand, in order to involve and educate children in conservation. KCC caters to young people aged between five and twelve. Our vision is that through the Kiwi Conservation Club, young New Zealanders will come to [...]

Food for Life in Schools

By | July 23rd, 2015|Webwatch|

The Soil Association's Food for Life programme has a new logo and Twitter name. You can find details of the work the programme does here. The work it does in schools is explained here, with details of its school awards scheme.

A more sustainable Carlisle

By | July 22nd, 2015|Webwatch|

Two years ago, the Sustainability Carlisle Network approached Northumbria University’s Architecture Department asking for help with designing an urban farm in the city. Four international final year students took up the challenge and have come up with innovative plans for a site in the Currock district of Carlisle. This will provide sustainable food, including fish and [...]

Nature’s Playground

By | July 22nd, 2015|Book Review|

Nature’s Playground is a beautiful book jam packed with well thought out ideas for encouraging children to enjoy the great outdoors.  Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield have combined their experiences giving their own children freedom to explore wild places with Fiona’s history in environmental education and Jo’s career as a professional photographer to produce a [...]

It’s the big butterfly count

By | July 22nd, 2015|Webwatch|

Butterfly Conservation is organising a count of our butterflies.  You can see the detail here. The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies.  Over 44,000 people took part in 2014, counting almost [...]

New Ofsted Framework

By | July 21st, 2015|Blog|

From this September, a new Ofsted inspection framework will apply to the following four stages of education: early years settings, schools, and the FE / skills sector. This is the framework. To download an inspection handbook for each of these four stages, just click on these links:   early years maintained schools and academies non-association independent schools further education and skills And [...]

Climate Ops

By | July 21st, 2015|Webwatch|

Is there a place on earth that means the world to you? A place that, if it was to disappear because of climate change, would leave you devastated? A new initiative, ARTE, gives you the opportunity to share your own experience of nature and a chance to be heard by the decision-makers of our planet. [...]

Living with the Land

By | July 20th, 2015|Webwatch|

  Living With The Land is a new series of nine short films that are free to view and distribute.  You can watch the first two films here.  The first explores Martin Crawford's 25 year old forest garden in Devon, and the second discovers the beauty of natural building techniques. Produced by Permaculture People, the films [...]