Monthly Archives: September 2016


Marazion School joins the Great Eggcase Hunt

By | September 7th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Cat Gordon, Conservation Officer at the Shark Trust relates Marazion School's work in a citizen science recording project On the 19th June 2015, Marazion School joined the Shark Trust in search of mermaids’ purses as part of the citizen science recording project, the Great Eggcase Hunt. The school group gathered on the local beach where they [...]

There’s gloom in the data, but hope as well

By | September 7th, 2016|Blog|

We've copied this from our President's blog: I was scribbling about global warming and went to the NASA website.  As well as some fine pictures – they do have some of the world's best camera angles – the screen shows some key climate change / global warming stats.  They are hard not to keep looking at: carbon [...]

Drawing trees at Kew

By | September 7th, 2016|Webwatch|

Kew has a new day course on an introduction to drawing trees, which covers composition, scale, experimentation, and texture.  After an outdoor ice-breaker exercise using sketchbooks/paper on board, the morning continues with composition studies using viewfinders. This focuses on how the structure of branches and negative space can bring balance to a composition.  The day also includes sessions [...]

Writing competition on climate change

By | September 6th, 2016|Webwatch|

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is asking 16 to 25 year olds to write about how they think climate change will influence their lives and what they think should be done to combat it.  This is an opportunity for aspiring scientists or writers to have their voice heard by thousands of readers interested in environmental issues. The winning article will be published in The Ecologist, [...]

Yale Evironment 360

By | September 5th, 2016|Webwatch|

This is our website of the week. It is a publication of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies It covers a wide range of important international environmental topics and, as you can cialis cost with insurance see, has some great pics. buy cialis The image accompanies an pharmacy tech salary in canada article [...]

Wetlands, Brexit and all of us

By | September 5th, 2016|Blog|

Here's a comment from WWT – the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust – on some of the implications of the vote to leave the EU. This begins: "The environment is one of the areas most affected by the Leave vote. 40% of EU funding goes to farming payments, and much of our law is underpinned by EU law [...]

Climate Change by Numbers

By | September 2nd, 2016|Blog|

This (slightly up-dated) article was first published in NAEE's Spring 2015 journal Environmental Education (Vol 108), as our 'President's Column'.  The views are Bill Scott's own, not NAEE's. Climate Change by Numbers Did you watch BBC FOUR's Climate Change by Numbers back in March? Unusually for a BBC science programme on TV, it was presented by three mathematicians. Unsurprisingly then, [...]

Wicked problems and dynamic solutions

By | September 2nd, 2016|Webwatch|

UNEP has a new MOOC which will explore Wicked Problems, Dynamic solutions: The Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking This applies systems thinking to gain a better understanding of how ecosystems function.  The MOOC also helps participants identify potential solutions to a myriad of problems inspired in part by the complex dynamics of ecosystems themselves.

10 reasons to be in Madison, WI

By | September 1st, 2016|Webwatch|

Judy Braus, executive director of NAAEE, sets out 10 reasons for being at the NAAEE conference: Be In the Know: The NAAEE conference is the best place to catch up on all the research taking place in our active and dynamic field. The research symposium is Tuesday and Wednesday, October 18 and 19, and there's a full [...]