Monthly Archives: November 2016

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Remembrance Day for lost species

By | November 30th, 2016|Blog|

Not everyone is likely to think that a Remembrance Day for lost species is a good idea. But if you do, it's on November 30th, and more details are here.  Maybe there's an event near you. We wonder if anyone will be remembering the Smallpox virus which was hunted to virtual extinction by ruthless human [...]

Outdoor atmospheres and narratives

By | November 30th, 2016|Webwatch|

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Peterborough’s Eco Education Framework

By | November 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

PECT is the Peterborough Environment City Trust, an independent environmental charity helping to protect and enhance the environment throughout Peterborough and beyond.  PECT was set up after Peterborough's designation in 1992 as one of four UK Environment Cities along with Leeds, Leicester and Middlesbrough. With more than 23 years’ experience working within the city, PECT sets [...]

Learning for Sustainability leadership course

By | November 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

SEEd's next Learning for Sustainability leadership course will be taking place on the 12th & 13th January 2017 and the 30th & 31st March 2017. The course is split into two full days of action learning separated by an 11-week break during which participants are asked to carry out their own action learning projects with [...]

Rooting sustainability starts on the benches of schools

By | November 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

"Rooting sustainability starts on the benches of schools,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at a high-level panel organized as part of a full day dedicated to education at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco on 14 November 2016. "There is definitely growing realization that education is not an ‘add on’ but an integral [...]

Wildscreen’s mission

By | November 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

Wildscreen’s mission is to convene the best filmmakers and photographers with the most committed conservationists to create compelling stories about the natural world; that inspire the wider public to experience it, feel part of it and protect it. It says that one of the ways it does this is by helping other conservation charities to make [...]

Beacons to climate change

By | November 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

BEACONS is an educational charity that provides resources to schools that help in teaching about global issues, one of which is climate change. On its website, you can find free, continuously updated, Guides to Climate Change.  Beacon also offer talks on this topic.

Evaluating the outdoor learning experience – a toolkit for practitioners

By | November 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

This is a link to a toolkit that its authors say will help outdoor education or interpretation practitioners evaluate the outdoor learning experiences. Whether you work for a botanical garden, national or city park, nature reserve, wetland, or arboretum, this resource will enable you to explore the impact Of: all when a bags. It's use [...]

A week about wood

By | November 28th, 2016|Webwatch|

This morning's blog from the Forest of Avon has a story about a week-long programme of outdoor and indoor education about trees, forestry and wood — Wood Week — that was developed with a primary school.  Sylva Foundation’s Education Manager Jen Hurst teamed up with Forester Paul Williams, Carpenter Julian Angus and staff at Combe Church of England Primary [...]

Swiss children as idle as the rest of us

By | November 27th, 2016|Webwatch|

A report in the Global Times, picked up by the C&NN, says that Swiss children are not spending enough time outdoors. A study released by the Swiss charity Pro Juventute found that while Swiss children in the 1970s spent up to four hours playing outside and moving about every day, they now only spend an average [...]