Monthly Archives: December 2015


Let’s look at woods and forests

By | December 10th, 2015|Book Review|

These visually delightful books are designed to be an individual’s ‘spot and learn, stick and play’ book.  The pages are of thick glossy wipe clean card, so would be suitable for taking out and about, however the beautiful illustrations give these publications a sense of being special and something to look after – I for [...]

Let’s keep wild animals wild

By | December 10th, 2015|Webwatch|

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently launched a new global education programme at the National Wildlife Crime conference in London – aimed at the next generation of wildlife protectors. IFAW, which works around the globe to tackle illegal wildlife crime, joined wildlife crime officers and leading wildlife experts from around the UK at [...]

Project Dirt’s local champions

By | December 9th, 2015|Webwatch|

Project Dirt is looking for local Project Dirt champions. These are enthusiastic connectors with the passion to drive community activity and resilience across the UK.  There will be training and the chance to join the Dirter team. If you are interested in finding out more, then email An update on Dirt's projects is here.

National litter strategy

By | December 9th, 2015|Blog|

The Government is to create a national litter strategy to help address the dreadful litter problem that is found across the whole country.  This has been welcomed by Keep Britain Tidy, which says it reflects its campaigning for government leadership on the issue of litter. However, KBT thinks that the Government should have taken specific action on littering from vehicles [...]

Jobs on line

By | December 8th, 2015|Webwatch|

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, and you can read it in full here. Jobs in this edition include: Experienced Bat Surveyors, Ecosa (working mainly in Hampshire & Home Counties) Ecologist or Senior Ecologist, Ecosa Evidence and Knowledge Manager, Wildlife Trust Wales (location negotiable) Junior Ecologists, an Arboricultural Consultant, Senior or Principal Bat Specialist [...]

UK climate leaders call for clean energy revolution

By | December 8th, 2015|Webwatch|

Climate Action reports that UK environmental experts have called on businesses to lead a clean energy “revolution” to boost energy efficiency and combat climate change. Lord Bourne, the UK Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change, and Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director & Trustee of Forum for the Future, addressed business leaders and government officials at The Crystal [...]

Growing up Green and Global – a video

By | December 7th, 2015|Blog|

A couple of months ago, we reported on a conference in Telford that NAEE attended: Growing up Green and Global. Now, a 10 minute video of the events has been released on YouTube. It's here with an introduction from Chris Southwood who put the whole thing together.  

Tim Peake goes to the International Space Station

By | December 7th, 2015|Webwatch|

If you visit the Science Museum on 15 December, you'll find a special day of events to mark the launch of the first British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake to the International Space Station (ISS). The Launch Watch the launch live on giant screens. At 10.30-11.15 Unlimited – All ages Destination Space Storytelling for KS1 From [...]

Butterflies vs Pesticides

By | December 6th, 2015|Webwatch|

A study released recently has found evidence linking the use of pesticides with declines of butterflies and moths in the UK.  In light of this Butterfly Conservation is asking for help to carry out more detailed analysis to find specific proof that these chemicals are responsible so we can persuade the Government to review their use. The study, by Stirling [...]

Early Years skill sharing at the Oaks

By | December 4th, 2015|Environmental Education Feature|

This was one of a regular series of skill share sessions organised by Birmingham Forest OAKS. The focus of this skill share was outdoor education in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and took place at The Oaks Day Nursery, University of Birmingham. The day began with an introduction to the nursery and their approach to [...]