Monthly Archives: July 2015


Maize on Sunday

By | July 19th, 2015|Webwatch|

Did you catch BBC One's Countryfile last Sunday? Soil Association, CEO, Helen Browning discussed maize growing in the UK, and the problems this causes.  This year is the UN's International Year of Soils and the Soil Association is campaigning for soil health and preservation to be taken seriously. Coincidentally (or not), the environmental damage maize crops can have on our soils and [...]

By | July 17th, 2015|Webwatch|

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Monbiot on Re-wilding

By | July 17th, 2015|Webwatch|

Our book review feature at the moment is George Monbiot's Feral. Monbiot had a related article in last week's Guardian ... "Let’s make Britain wild again and find ourselves in nature" This offers a quick summary of the arguments, and begins in his characteristically engaging style: "When the robin was voted the UK’s national bird last month, we chose to celebrate [...]

Jonathon Porritt’s hopes for the next 5 years

By | July 16th, 2015|Blog|

Here is a video of a recent lecture at the University of the West of England (Bristol) by Jonathon Porritt on Sustainability and the Conservative Administration. Porritt has been a key figure in UK sustainable development for the last 40 years.  He's a former director of Friends of the Earth, Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission, and founder director [...]

Developing character outside the classroom

By | July 16th, 2015|Webwatch|

There is less than a week left to benefit from the early bird discount for the CLOtC Conference 2015: Developing Character Outside the Classroom.  Book today for only £160 (standard full price £180), or join CLOtC and save a further £45. During the day, delegates will hear Bus Stop Pre School talk about their journey to achieving LOtC Mark Gold, and listen [...]

Have you ever seen a pine marten in the wild?

By | July 15th, 2015|Webwatch|

The Guardian is reporting that a pine marten has been recorded in England for the first time in over 100 years.

A Nature-based Plant and Games Day

By | July 15th, 2015|Webwatch|

In Ringmer, on September 23rd,  Marina Robb, Director and co-author of 'Learning with Nature' will run a CPD event that will ... "equip you to safely inspire young people to build their own knowledge of plants, with games and activities linked to the curriculum."   The training is for teachers and TAs and Forest School practitioners. More detail is [...]

Curriculum challenges for and from environmental education

By | July 15th, 2015|Blog|

The Journal of Curriculum Studies has developed a Virtual Special Issue [VSI] on curriculum challenges related to environmental education.   The VSI draws on the work of the Journal on curriculum and  environmental education since the early 1970s, and offers a ‘long view’ on key issues and challenges.   Alan Reid's Introduction, says that editors delved into the [...]

Environmental Education and Teacher Education

By | July 14th, 2015|Environmental Education Feature|

Dr Susan Pike, Lecturer in Geography Education, writes about her work at St Partick’s College, Drumcondra. New teachers’ experiences of and attitudes to Environmental Education (EE) depend on many factors.  At St Patrick’s College in Dublin, we find student teachers come to us with a wide variety of experiences of EE.  Some students have attended schools [...]

Eco-schools in Bruton

By | July 14th, 2015|Webwatch|

  Are you a teacher in / around Somerset who is interested in sustainability and the environment? If so, Eco-school's Roadshow on September 15th at Bruton School for Girls may be just for you. The event will bring together teachers, sustainability education professionals and the Keep Britain Tidy Eco-schools team.  It will explore the learning benefits that [...]