Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Natural Energy

By | October 31st, 2015|Webwatch|

This picture, taken at WWCE's Chelworth solar PV installation, shows a roe deer feeding under the panels, offering some evidence that what solar farmers say may well be true – that such places are good for wildlife. Of course, roe deer are abundant in the south of England and so perhaps it's no surprise to see [...]

Time for TV’s Autumn Watch

By | October 30th, 2015|Webwatch|

The WWT's wetland centre at Caerlaverock, on the Solway Firth, is the host of the BBC's Autumn Watch This will be broadcast on BBC2 from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th November.

Nature Days at Aigas

By | October 29th, 2015|Webwatch|

Are you anywhere near Beauly?  If so, the Nature Days at Aigas might be just the thing. Click here to read more and to download programme guides and more information. Nursery programmes are based around sensory learning and allow children to interact with the outdoors whilst being safe and having fun.  Aigas focuses on teaching children [...]

Outdoor Education and EE: not necessarily mutually inclusive

By | October 29th, 2015|Blog|

Today’s guest blog is by Geoffrey Guy who lectures at Reaseheath College.  Geoff is the Director of Education for Bushcraft Education Ltd, and the founder of the Bushcraft Education blog. The Dartington Conference of 1975 aimed to give a definition of Outdoor Education [OE] that could be accepted by the industry and potentially justify its use in schools [...]

The Parks Alliance calls for green prescribing

By | October 28th, 2015|Webwatch|

The Parks Alliance (TPA) in response to the Government consultation on its 'New Strategy for Sport' calls for a study of the value of green prescribing.  Recognising that investing in prevention is more cost effective than paying for the cure, the TPA calls for a clinical trial to provide the health sector with the verifiable evidence to warrant investment in [...]

Using the environment as a teaching tool

By | October 27th, 2015|Environmental Education Feature|

What follows is an extract from a recent Ofsted good practice case study that shows how Netherfield primary school makes highly effective use of resources and space to provide children with outstanding learning experiences.  Ofsted says that a range of teaching approaches, both formal and informal, sit side by side in a highly planned curriculum where both [...]

LEEF Events

By | October 27th, 2015|Webwatch|

LEEF is a network for London’s most innovative and passionate urban environmental educators whose members are committed to improving the quality and quantity of environmental education delivered to Londoners.  You can follow its activities on Twitter @LondonLEEF. You can find out more about LEEF and what it does here, and these are two forthcoming events: Swap [...]

Latest NAEE journal published – Vol 110

By | October 27th, 2015|Blog|

NAEE has published its latest e-journal, Environmental Education Vol 110, for its members. Contents include a number of regular features such as the President’s Column, reports from NAEE-sponsored field work by schools, book reviews and webwatch.   Feature articles this time include: Hardwick Dene interpreted  Steve Ashton Connecting young people to wetlands  Rachel Carless Engaging [...]

French ambassadors talk to schoolchildren round the world

By | October 26th, 2015|Blog|

France has launched a push for publicity in advance of December’s climate talks at the UN Climate Change Conference [COP21] that is taking place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December.  France has launched a diplomatic drive to push the international community towards reaching a global climate deal, and the country's ambassadors in embassies and consulates across the [...]

Grow Wild

By | October 26th, 2015|Webwatch|

Organisations and community groups across the UK are being invited to apply for funding of £1,000 to £4,000 from Grow Wild to create inspiring spaces.  If you apply before 1 December 2015 you could receive funding in March 2016. Grow Wild is looking for projects that use native wild flowers and plants innovatively to bring colour [...]