Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Energy Live

By | October 9th, 2015|Webwatch|

Here's the latest from Energy Live. There are stories on heat metering, energy from coffee waste, energy taxes, and what Ed Davy is up to now.    

Communicate 2015: challenging partnerships

By | October 9th, 2015|Blog|

Do you think that the urgency of the threats faced by the natural world demands new ways of working because these problems are too big and too complex for any single organisation to tackle alone? Do you think that we must be open to collaboration, innovation and doing things differently – to partnerships of possibility? Do [...]

Project Dirt says Geothermal energy is HOT

By | October 8th, 2015|Webwatch|

In partnership with Cornwall-based EGS Energy, the Eden Project has planning permission for a 3-4MW geothermal power plant on the Eden Project site, taking energy from the heat in underground granite rocks. This event invites you to hear more about our geothermal plans and how this specific project could benefit Eden’s local community, and more generally, [...]

National Poetry Day

By | October 8th, 2015|Blog|

Today in National Poetry Day in the UK, and here is NAEE's offering by Thomas Hardy ... Proud Songsters The thrushes sing as the sun is going, And the finches whistle in ones and pairs, And as it gets dark loud nightingales      In bushes Pipe, as they can when April wears, As if [...]

A Year Around the Great Oak

By | October 7th, 2015|Book Review|

A Year Around the Great Oak is a beautifully written and illustrated picture book telling the story of two children, Benjamin and Anna, who visit their forester uncle through the year. The story tracks the cycle through the seasons of a three hundred year old oak tree and the children’s relationship with it through the year, as [...]

Arctic sea ice shrinks

By | October 7th, 2015|Webwatch|

The Guardian is reporting that the Arctic sea ice has shrunk to the fourth lowest extent on record.  Its report begins: Ice coverage in the Arctic this year shrunk to its fourth lowest extent on record, US scientists have announced.  The National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in Colorado said that the ice reached a low [...]

How carbon literate are you?

By | October 7th, 2015|Blog|

Manchester Metropolitan University says it's leading the world when it comes to teaching students to become “carbon literate”. Students studying Masters degrees in events, hospitality, food and tourism management in the Department of Food and Tourism Management have become the first in the world to gain a Carbon Literacy Certificate as part of their university course.  The teaching programme was [...]

Al D&T Challenge

By | October 6th, 2015|Webwatch|

The UK aluminium industry is inviting secondary school pupils to take up the Alu D&T Challenge.  Schools participating in this competition linked to the Design & Technology curriculum will get free teaching resources which encourage pupils to explore sustainable design and have their ideas judged by a panel of industry experts. The Alu D&T Challenge sets out [...]

Take the Green Challenge

By | October 6th, 2015|Environmental Education Feature|

Take the Green Challenge is one of the two articles published by Green Teacher in its September 2015 edition that is freely available to read.  We are highlighting it here to draw your attention both to the article, and to Green Teacher itself, as this is a journal that NAEE finds to be consistently informative and interesting. [...]

Natural Connections Newsletters

By | October 5th, 2015|Webwatch|

You can keep up to date with what the Natural Connections initiative is up to by reading their informative newsletters. Their latest was published on 15th September.  It includes features on: the launch of the countryside classroom news from Natural Connections Hubs the South West Learning in the Natural Environment Collaboration stats on the effectiveness of [...]