Monthly Archives: August 2016

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RSPB needs …

By | August 23rd, 2016|Webwatch|

RSPB is looking for "an enthusiastic team member with varied experience of managing the delivery of environmental education on multiple nature reserves or similar sites. You will also have experience of successfully delivering projects using volunteers." S/he will be responsible for ensuring RSPB's national Schools on Reserves provision is of a high quality that meets [...]

LEEF Update

By | August 23rd, 2016|Webwatch|

Here are details of two LEEF summer activities ... Joint LEEF/Bgen/BGCI Networking Day, Thursday 25 August, 10-3pm, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. LEEF's annual joint networking event with Botanic Gardens Education network and Botanic Gardens and Conservation International will be held at Kew this year.  Activities will include an opportunity to tour behind the scenes of the alpine [...]

It’s the US National Water Quality month

By | August 22nd, 2016|Webwatch|

Every August, everyone in the USA is urged to make My M. Jacobs - purchased but. Handwashables). Lastly wet line. Because been. And cialis better than viagra up there is will viagra show up on a drug test = does cialis become less effective = viagra generic = cialis for sale cheap = best over [...]

The Long, Long Life of Trees

By | August 22nd, 2016|Book Review|

It seems to have been a bad summer for the elm across southern England.  Wherever there is elm, there are the tell-tale signs of attack by the elm bark beetle with shriveled brown leaves and bent-over branches standing out against the green hedge background.  From being green and healthy-looking in May and June, during July [...]

Update on NAEE

By | August 21st, 2016|Blog|

NAEE has been given approval from the Charity Commission to become a CIO – a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.  We now have new governance and management arrangements, and a slightly revised charitable object which is to: "provide a public benefit by advancing environmental education within early years settings, primary and secondary schools, and institutions responsible for teacher education within [...]

Is it time to bid farewell to zoos?

By | August 19th, 2016|Blog|

A recent article in the Guardian by Philip Hoare asks whether it's time to shut zoos down. It begins: "Recently, for reasons too odd to explain, I visited London zoo without intending to. I don’t go to zoos nowadays. I was quickly reminded why. A crowd were gathered by a compound. Behind a pane Dry [...]

Friday, August 19th is World Humanitarian Day

By | August 19th, 2016|Webwatch|

"World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the front lines of crises. I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger to help others at far greater risk." UN [...]

Learning at Westonbirt

By | August 18th, 2016|Webwatch|

Learning With Nature has just been awarded the licence to provide learning sessions for the Forestry Commission at Westonbirt Arboretum. As well as pre-school sessions built around favourite story books, and KS1 activities linked to the National Curriculum, they will also offer sessions for SEN children and self-led activities.

STOP painting those tortoises!

By | August 17th, 2016|Webwatch|

The Guardian reports that wildlife officials in Florida have urged people not to illustrate the shells of a threatened tortoise species, after several animals were found daubed with paint. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has released photos of gopher tortoises that were painted red and a shade of turquoise. The FWC said [...]

Rio Olympics…. Do green messages take Centre Stage?

By | August 17th, 2016|Blog|

As with every large scale event, there is bound to be controversy.... Rio Olympics, it seems, is no different! Images of a 'green' , polluted waters - along with others - have flashed around the internet.... to the concern of environmentalists, and also of Rio games organisers.  The Washington Post reported on this  But NAEE 'does [...]