Monthly Archives: October 2016

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Insects – little things that run the world

By | October 14th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Dr Luke Tilley, Director of Outreach and Development at the Royal Entomological Society, writes about insects. Insects are easily the most abundant and diverse group of animals, with over 24,000 species in the UK alone. They can be found in almost every habitat on Earth and are fundamentally important to ecology, conservation, food production, animal [...]

Climate Change Indicators in the US

By | October 14th, 2016|Webwatch|

The USA's Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] has Using uses... Not reviews. Not in lay 150 mg viagra on: sure watching a I. In online pharmacy suboxone all sensitivity removes terrible Nail hair in... published a new report, "Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2016. It says: "The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, [...]

Witness the Wild

By | October 13th, 2016|Webwatch|

Wildscreen, the charity behind Arkive, will be hosting events all over Bristol to coincide with its Wildscreen Festival! Witness the Wild includes pop-up and pedal-powered wildlife film screenings, street art and an open-air photography exhibition, featuring some of the world’s best wildlife photographers. There's also an exclusive Awards Ceremony, the Pandas (the Green Oscars!) and a chance to get up close and [...]

Institute of Outdoor Learning Conference

By | October 13th, 2016|Webwatch|

The Institute of Outdoor Learning Conference begins today in Staffordshire and goes on into the weekend. The Aim this year is to explore the role of outdoor learning in tackling global, local, and intra-personal development needs.  The details are here and we wish it well.    

Change Makers Today

By | October 13th, 2016|Blog|

Think Global's conference is on 13th October this year – today.  Its focus is: How do we create a new generation willing to learn and act to make the world more just and sustainable? Faaria Ahmad, who is organising this event, says: "Despite massive challenges facing the world, there are many ripples of positive change happening across the [...]

Climate Frontlines

By | October 12th, 2016|Webwatch|

UNESCO and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS-France), in partnership with Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee and Tebtebba, is organizing an international conference on indigenous knowledge and climate change. It's taking place between 2-4 November 2016, Marrakesh, in conjunction with the UN Climate Conference (COP-22).  For information go to www.indigenous2016.org.  

Professional Development for Learning Outside the Classroom

By | October 12th, 2016|Webwatch|

Here are a number of professional development opportunities for learning outside the classroom: Taking Learning Outside Delivered in partnership with Learning through Landscapes, Taking Learning Outside is ideal for teachers, early years practitioners and support staff who are new taking learning outside. You will take away lots of practical activities for teaching literacy, numeracy and [...]

Why are supermarkets still full of plastic?

By | October 12th, 2016|Blog|

Climate Action has announced that 6 billion plastic bags have been saved since the 5p plastic bag charge was introduced.  It says that the number of plastic bags given to customers in England's seven main supermarkets has fallen from 7.6 billion in 2014 to less than 600 million this year so far.  Despite this, more than £29 [...]

MyGardenSchool – learning with experts

By | October 10th, 2016|Webwatch|

MyGardenSchool - learning with experts offers online horticulture courses and gardening courses by best-selling authors, acclaimed garden designers and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winners.   There are over 30 courses to choose from including garden design courses, vegetable gardening courses, flower arranging courses and more. More detail here.

Connecting Classrooms

By | October 10th, 2016|Webwatch|

Connecting Classrooms is offering a new professional learning opportunity for primary and secondary teachers in Scotland to develop their practice in relation to Learning for Sustainability [LfS]. This professional learning initiative by the University of Edinburgh and Learning for Sustainability Scotland in partnership with the British Council, is an opportunity for teachers to grapple with [...]