Monthly Archives: May 2016

Making Birmingham Greener & Healthier Awards 2016

By | May 20th, 2016|Blog|

To introduce the new Best Naturally Green (Biophilic) Scheme category, the Making Birmingham Greener & Healthier Awards were launched at the Small Heath EcoPark earlier this month. This new category is open to applications from people or organisations that have made space  for nature and introduced schemes to protect wildlife and increase biodiversity; improved access [...]

Forest School and Therapeutic Play

By | May 20th, 2016|Webwatch|

On Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th June, Circle of Life Rediscovery is running a course on Play and the Outdoors - an Experiential & Theoretical Journey into Forest School, Play itself and Therapeutic Play Its aims include: Familiarisation with the Forest Play skills continuum. Exploring non-directive and directive facilitation  including wild & free play. Understanding the [...]

Springtime Activities

By | May 19th, 2016|Webwatch|

FACE has a new Springtime Activities booklet that has been produced to celebrate the arrival of a new season!  This e-booklet provides inspiration for teachers and outdoor educators to get out and about spotting the signs of Spring.  There are ideas for games, walks, hands on making projects and classroom activities. Although produced in readiness for Breakfast Week (last [...]

Population, Migration, and the Environment

By | May 18th, 2016|Webwatch|

The Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment will be held on the 1st and 2nd of August at the Rothermere American Institute. The theme is world population increase, human migration, and environmental sustainability. The Symposium will cover disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, agriculture, law, political science, religion, and social studies, and papers presented at the meeting [...]

The problem with (engaging with) nature …

By | May 18th, 2016|Blog|

A recent SEEd blog had a posting about the difficulties now inherent in the word nature, exploring a paper by Hannah Pitt, Research Associate at Cardiff's Sustainable Places Research Institute. You can see Pitt's article in The Conversation, here.  We'll be commenting on this in a day or so.      

Tackling the Plight of the Honey Bee

By | May 17th, 2016|Webwatch|

Martineau Gardens in Birmingham is tackling the plight of the Honey Bee with a Bee Keeping course this coming Saturday, 21st May.  The aim is to encourage people to find out more about bees and take up the craft of beekeeping. The British Bee Keepers Association (BBKA) claims that ‘one in three mouthfuls of the food we eat is [...]

Were you screen-free?

By | May 16th, 2016|Blog|

Although we missed screen-free week – too busy keeping the website up to date and all that – there's no reason to despair, as part of every week could be screen-free if you try hard enough.  That's in addition to the screen-free time you have when you're asleep, of course. If you need to, you can [...]

News from North Britain

By | May 16th, 2016|Webwatch|

Every month, Education Scotland produce a bulletin for learning for sustainability in schools across Scotland.  You can subscribe - for free - to receive the bulletin by clicking on this link. Here are some resource updates: 1. YouthxchangeTool Kit Through youthxchange, UNEP and UNESCO try to show young people that it is possible for all of [...]

Children & Nature Network 2016 International Conference

By | May 13th, 2016|Webwatch|

You've just about got time to book a place and get to the 2016 Children & Nature Network Conference in the USA. It's being held from 24th – 27th May, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The organisers say: "Innovation, collaboration & commitment are the key ingredients for meaningful grassroots change.  Join leaders from around the world to [...]

Should we welcome nature’s migrants?

By | May 13th, 2016|Blog|

Yesterday's post by NAEE President, Bill Scott, in his blog set out the article he wrote for NAEE's latest journal, Environmental Education Vol 111.  The title was: Do we need to learn to be more welcoming of nature's migrants? In this, Bill looks at a new report from the RSPB: The Nature of Climate Change – Europe's wildlife at [...]