Monthly Archives: November 2015


Days out with Garden Organic

By | November 25th, 2015|Webwatch|

Garden Organic says "Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to Ryton Organic Gardens". A visit there can support the delivery of science, maths, design and technology, and by exploring acres of inspirational gardens, pupils will understand where food comes from, seasonality, and sustainability. Garden Organic has indoor exhibitions, displays and activities designed to keep everyone [...]

Energy Trumps

By | November 24th, 2015|Blog|

Energy Trumps is a card game produced by the Centre for Alternative Technology, which enables players to learn more about different supplies of energy and the various positives and negatives features associated with each. There are cards on ... gas, coal, oil, carbon capture, nuclear, passive solar, solar water heating, solar PV, CSP, liq bio [...]

Fieldwork opportunities

By | November 24th, 2015|Webwatch|

Are you planning some fieldwork? If so, then the  following c/o the GA might be of interest: Fieldwork Through Enquiry – this provides inspiration for KS4 teaching, and The Everyday Guide to Primary Geography: Local Fieldwork – which is aimed at KS1-2 teachers  

Katrina, Sandy, Patricia, Abigale, Barney, …

By | November 23rd, 2015|Blog|

Have you ever wondered how weather systems get their names? The Economist explains here. The picture is Hurricane Sandy as it headed for New York in October 2012.  Our recent experience of Atlantic Storm Abigail was mild compared to Sandy when 200 people died and the cost was around $7bn. The article says that storms with [...]

Grow Wild is looking for YOU

By | November 23rd, 2015|Webwatch|

Do you know someone aged between 12 – 25?   If so, tell them that Grow Wild has launched its Grow For It awards.  You can apply to receive £500 to fund a wild flower project.  All you have to do is select from one of these categories. Please forward to anyone who might be interested: Get Creative: They are [...]

100 Family Adventures

By | November 22nd, 2015|Book Review|

The Meeks took 2014-2015 as a family year out of formal education and work to travel round Britain in search of adventure.  This book of 100 ideas and activities to get you venturing outside and beyond your comfort zone with your nearest and dearest is the result.  Fun and motivating, each double page spread boasts [...]

South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition November Update

By | November 22nd, 2015|Webwatch|

You will find the latest Update from the South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition here. This covers activities from Gloucestershire to Cornwall and across to Dorset. There are features on: natural mindfulness Bath's climate change day Forest school training Walking in Gloucestershire School improvement through outdoor learning and sustainability in Devon Natural connections Complicit geographies – [...]

Fruit tree planting workshop

By | November 20th, 2015|Webwatch|

Brighton Permaculture Trust is organising a fruit tree planting workshop on Sunday 29th November. You will gain hands-on experience planting fruit trees using techniques and materials to ensure they receive the best possible start. It runs from 1000 to 1230; Further details here. And clicking here will show you more activities featured by Project Dirt.     [...]

Environmental education at Thornhill primary school, Cardiff

By | November 20th, 2015|Environmental Education Feature|

The third winner of this year's Ashden Sustainable Schools Award was Thornhill primary school in Cardiff.  What follows is taken from the Ashden case study which details the school's success. The Ashden judging panel said: "We found Thornhill Primary School to be a real innovator.  What’s more, Thornhill is willing to share ideas with other schools and help others to make the same [...]

Yew View

By | November 20th, 2015|Webwatch|

Yew View is a website devoted to the wildlife found in a Worcestershire garden. It is being used to document the wildlife projects undertaken on a 7 acre site in Worcestershire using wired cameras and Bushnell trail cams, and the idea is to watch, discover and learn more about the wildlife that makes 'Yew View' its home. It's done [...]