Monthly Archives: April 2016


Education and the SDGs – a critical role for global skills

By | April 22nd, 2016|Blog|

Think Global says "Join us on 27 April for our 2nd seminar on the Sustainable Development Goals". It adds: "Young people need global skills and competencies if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This seminar is the second joint Think Global / British Council events exploring education and the SDGs. It will [...]

Friends of the Earth wants you to count bees

By | April 22nd, 2016|Webwatch|

You can find out details of FoE's bee count here. It runs from 19 May to 30 June 2016 and there is an App to help you record data.

Hedgerow plant identifier

By | April 21st, 2016|Webwatch|

The CPRE has produced a useful new guide for identifying and classifying hedgerows. This is a celebration of our hedgerows. CPRE says: "We wanted to share our passion for them and encourage more people to care about them too.  And to entice you further, we’ve included a handy hedgerow plant identifier for when you’re next [...]

A garden in every school

By | April 20th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Julia Parker-Dickerson,  Director of Education Programmes at explores school gardening in New York. Housed together in a four-story brown brick structure surrounded by brownstones and apartment buildings in Brooklyn, New York are two schools: Brooklyn Arts & Science Elementary School (PS 705) and the Explore Exceed Charter School (Exceed). These combined schools in the Crown [...]

It’s National Environmental Education Week

By | April 20th, 2016|Blog|

But only in the USA.  NEEF’s 12th annual National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is taking place from April 17-23.  It's the USA's  largest celebration of EE, and it sets out to inspire environmental learning among school students, and beyond, with events and projects taking place across the country in classrooms, after-school clubs, parks, aquariums, museums, and [...]

Resources from YPTE

By | April 20th, 2016|Webwatch|

The Young People's Trust for the Environment (YPTE) has been busy for the last few months creating lesson plans and presentations to assist teachers in delivering lessons on environmental topics that meet with the requirements of the National Curriculum. YPTE offers free talks and presentations in schools, but as a small organisation with a limited [...]

Update on CLOtC Events

By | April 20th, 2016|Webwatch|

Click here to see the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom's range of events from now to the autumn.  

How closes the loop?

By | April 19th, 2016|Blog|

Ken Webster's latest thoughts on the circular economy have been published in Circulate.  They begin: The circular economy describes a feedback-rich economy in all its embedded glories: energy, materials and information.  It is one in which stocks matter, since they are the source and destination of complex flows, stock maintenance and even enhancement. Regeneration is [...]

What Climate Change Means for your Health and Family

By | April 18th, 2016|Blog|

The White House has released a new final report called The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, which significantly advances what we know about the impacts of climate change on public health, and the confidence with which we know it. The report includes an education initiative. Developed [...]

NAEE’s latest journal is now available to members

By | April 17th, 2016|Webwatch|

NAEE members can now find the latest journal – Vol 111, which has a wildlife theme – on the Association's website.  Features include: Connecting with nature                              Alex White The Great Eggcase Hunt                     [...]