Monthly Archives: September 2016


LOtC Resource Packs

By | September 21st, 2016|Webwatch|

LOtC says that its resource packs are lesson plans for curriculum focused learning outside the classroom. Each pack contains 6 lesson plans, a case study of a project to inspire you, and general tips and information on delivering learning outside the classroom. Each plan lists the equipment needed, suitable venue, and ideas for differentiation, expansion [...]

How can local empowerment transform communities?

By | September 21st, 2016|Blog|

How can local empowerment transform communities? Think Global is running two workshops to bring together NGOs and social economy initiatives – including Locality, Social Enterprise UK and Islamic Relief – to find new ways of empowering communities, creating sustainable livelihoods and sharing best practice. Think Global Programme Manager, Faaria Ahmad said: "The Europe-wide, EC funded [...]

Environmental Impacts of Education

By | September 20th, 2016|Webwatch|

As part of Anecdotes to Evidence, which is a multi-partner initiative led by North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and Stanford University, a team of researchers is conducting a review of literature that examines directly measured environmental outcomes/indicators associated with the implementation of an education program. The team is currently identifying sources from the grey literature (any [...]

Natural Chemistry – Outdoors!

By | September 19th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Natural Chemistry – Outdoors! is one of the two articles published by Green Teacher in its pharmacy from canada to us April 2016 edition that is freely available to read. We are highlighting it here to draw your attention both to the article, and to Green Teacher itself, as this is a journal that NAEE [...]

An update from ENN

By | September 19th, 2016|Webwatch|

Here's a recent update from the Environmental News Network:Melting ice sheet could expose frozen Cold War-era hazardous waste A Troubling Snag in the Comeback of the California Condor Drought conditions slow the growth of Douglas fir trees across the West Lake Tanganyika fisheries declining from global warming NASA sees Tropical Storm Javier form in the [...]

G20 members asked to ratify the Paris Agreement

By | September 19th, 2016|Webwatch|

Climate Action reports that a group of influential institutions controlling US$13 trillion of investments has called on members of the G20 to ratify the Paris Agreement this year. The group, composed of 130 institutions, are urging G20 nations to ratify the agreement, increase investment in clean energy and put policies in place to enable the automatic disclosure [...]

Recent reporting update from Natural England

By | September 19th, 2016|Blog|

Here's a round up of recent reports on research, policy and practice from Natural England (Summer 2016). This was collated and issued by the partnership of Natural England, the Council for Learning outside the Classroom, and Historic England on behalf of and for the Strategic Research Groups. Natural Connections Demonstration Project, 2012-2016: Final Report Natural [...]

New Project Dirt activities …

By | September 16th, 2016|Webwatch|

Saturday 17th September Introduction to Photovoltaics - Brighton, East Sussex (9am - 5pm) Get Growing at St Dennis Community Garden - St Austell, Cornwall (10am - 1pm) FoodFest 16 - Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire (10am - 3pm) Plastic Fantastic Workshop #2 - Dartford, Kent (10am - 4pm) Birdwatching Outing to Rye Meads - Hertfordshire (10:30am - 4pm) Growing from your roots - Birmingham [...]

Outstanding Contributions to Learning Outside the Classroom

By | September 16th, 2016|Webwatch|

The shortlists for the 2016 Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom have been selected.  The LOtC Awards recognise individuals and teams of people who have made a significant impact on the lives of children and young people through their commitment to providing and/or championing exciting and inspiring learning outside the classroom opportunities. The [...]

Manchester’s environment; Manchester’s heritage

By | September 16th, 2016|Blog|

The Countryside Classroom September newsletter has a feature on a project from the Manchester Environmental Education Network (MEEN) which focuses on the industrial revolution’s heritage in the local area. Using the project, called ‘Our environment, our heritage’, two East Manchester primary schools learned about activities in the past that had caused soil, air and water pollution in their local [...]