Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Three dates for the diary

By | November 30th, 2015|Webwatch|

Wild in the City are organising a Nature based therapy forum gathering on 5 December, 10.30am-12.30pm. This meeting is suitable for all working or considering working in the outdoors including Counsellors, Psychologists, Forest School practitioners, Environmental Educators, Bush Craft instructors, Teachers, Gardeners and City Farmers.  Details here. The Association of Science Education will be holding [...]

RSPB and London schools

By | November 30th, 2015|Webwatch|

LEEF reports that RSPB London are running an exciting programme of free sessions to schools to help connect young people with nature.  They would love to work in partnership with other organisations working in London, especially within Newham and Camden. Their sessions are free but they only go in once so they want to be able [...]

Children and Gardens

By | November 29th, 2015|Book Review|

Philippa Riste looks at two books which focus on what children can do in gardens. Kids in the Garden is a lovely gift for children or a useful addition for a teacher in charge of a school garden; this is a fantastic book for kids aged 6 and above, from which even experienced adult gardeners [...]

Will education drive the SDGs – or is it learning?

By | November 29th, 2015|Blog|

An international conference: Education as a Driver for Sustainable Development Goals is being organized by Centre for Environment Education (CEE), in partnership with UNESCO, UNEP and the Government of India. The Conference will take place from January 11-13, 2016.  It aims to bring together global experience and expertise to "highlight and strengthen the role of education" in realizing [...]

Earth calling Paris. Anyone listening?

By | November 29th, 2015|Webwatch|

You can watch this video to find ways in which you can get a message to world leaders meeting at COP21 in Paris to complete a new global climate agreement so that everyone in the world might live with dignity and opportunity. This is a vision embodied in the 17 global goals for sustainable development.  Have a look and see [...]

Images for global learning

By | November 27th, 2015|Webwatch|

Prompted by requests from teachers, Moira Jenkins, the editor of Think Global's teacher website Global Dimension, has put together some advice on finding images for global learning.  Moira says: "I'm always having to source images for our websites, newsletters and wallplanners. When I ask teachers what they're looking for in a teaching resource their first response is [...]

Our very own Green World Ambassador

By | November 27th, 2015|Blog|

Huge congratulations to NAEE trustee and Coventry environmentalist and artist Gabrielle Back,  who has been honoured as an International Green World Ambassador at a presentation ceremony at the Houses of Parliament. This recognition comes as a result of the success of Gabrielle's Creative Recycling and Climate Change Surveyance project, which has won an International Green Apple [...]

Our interconnectness

By | November 26th, 2015|Blog|

Exploring Global Issues: Social, Economic, and Environmental Interconnections is a student text and teacher’s Guide CD from the USA.  The text includes 24 chapters on topics such as food, water, economics, governance, health, air, globalization, and sustainable design. In addition to case studies, career profiles, and youth-as-heroes features, readings intentionally interweave social, environmental, and economic threads [...]

Are you teaching map work

By | November 26th, 2015|Webwatch|

If so, you might like to check the new resource for teaching Ordnance Survey map symbols (key stage 3) on the GA's list of resources and classroom activities for use with Ordnance Survey maps. The OS says: "Digimap for Schools is an online mapping service providing current and historical Ordnance Survey maps for viewing and printing.  There are [...]

More from the Countryside Classroom

By | November 26th, 2015|Webwatch|

Here's an update from the Countryside Classroom. There are features on city farms, and farms for city children. And on Natural Connections, food, farming and wildlife, and lots more.