Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Science teacher education for our changing climate

By | December 31st, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Justin Dillon discusses PGCE science teacher education at Bristol University. Introduction How do you prepare teachers to teach about climate change? It’s not just about subject knowledge, as some of our political leaders seem to think, although if you don’t know the difference between weather and climate your students might not see you as much use [...]

Happy Christmas from everyone at NAEE

By | December 23rd, 2016|Blog, Webwatch|

And good wishes for a Happy New Year and a successful 2017. We'll be back in the New Year with more stories, features, reviews and blogs. Until then, ...  

Two glaciers collapse in western Tibet

By | December 23rd, 2016|Webwatch|

Here's a link to an article in the Journal of Glaciology about the disintegration of two glaciers. A glacier near Lake Aru in western Tibet collapsed on 17 July 2016, killing 9 people when more than 70 million cubic kilometres of ice tumbled down a mountain valley, spreading over a distance of 6 kilometres onto the lowland [...]

Bioluminescence

By | December 22nd, 2016|Webwatch|

Bioluminescent fungi {Pleurotus nidiformis} glowing on tree trunk at night, Queensland, Australia Bioluminescence, Arkive says has mystified scientists throughout history, and many aspects of this biological phenomenon are still unknown.  It adds: Most bioluminescent species are found in the deep sea, although a small amount of terrestrial organisms also possess the ability to produce [...]

Ashden is …

By | December 22nd, 2016|Webwatch|

Dreaming of a Green Christmas.  This includes: If you're asking Santa for a new car, make it an electric one.  With Award-winning Ecotricity’s electric highway you can travel the length and breadth of the country completely emissions free.  Electric cars have come a long way from where they started and there is even a government grant towards [...]

Youth for a sustainable future

By | December 21st, 2016|Webwatch|

Here's a link to SEEd's crowdfunding page set up for the SEEd for Change project which sets out to work with and support young people to help them to design their own sustainability projects.  SEEd says: "Young people know the world's problems.  They want to do something – but don't know where to go for support as they design their [...]

Solutions for the Planet update

By | December 21st, 2016|Webwatch|

Here are some of the latest stories from S4TP: a new website the latest impact report released Back to school with S4TP Solutions for the Planet Values Work experience with Tarmac  Bridging the Skills Gap

Bretforton First School’s Peace Garden

By | December 20th, 2016|Blog|

"We learned how to work together to look after the plants and the wildlife." "We hope the garden will increase the wildlife population now we have improved their habitats.” So said a 6-year-old, and 10-year-old, respectively, about their experiences in the new Peace Garden at Bretforton First School.  The school’s Eco Team, comprising students from [...]

Tree of the Tear

By | December 20th, 2016|Webwatch|

This is England's Tree of the Year. It's an iconic landmark along Hadrian's Wall.  Sycamore Gap, or the 'Robin Hood' tree as it's known locally after being in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.  10 trees were chosen in England, seven in Wales and six in both Scotland and Northern Ireland.  A public vote decided the winner, [...]

Flying with Swans

By | December 19th, 2016|Webwatch|

WWT says a huge welcome home to Sacha Dench, our human swan.  One woman. 7,000 km. 11 countries. By parameter. WWT's daring bid to fly with one of nature’s great migrations on a quest to save Bewick’s swans.  Sacha’s epic migration has seen her cross the wilderness of the arctic tundra, endure injury, brave freezing temperatures, and [...]