Monthly Archives: December 2016


Learning with Nature

By | December 14th, 2016|Webwatch|

Learning with Nature is a new resource from Circle of Life. You can go to their blog for reviews from Chris Packham, the John Muir Award, Tim Gill, Learning through Landscapes and others. It's said to be suitable for groups of children aged between 3 and 16, with graded activities that help children develop: • Key practical and social [...]

Soil Association videos

By | December 14th, 2016|Webwatch|

Here are three promotional videos about soil and what's in it ... soil fungi earthworms tardigrades  

Being a green teenager

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

Zach Haynes, Wildlife blogger, writes about what he does. Living around the Yorkshire Moors and Dales makes me a very lucky person.  I think it's one of the most beautiful places on Earth, which is why I spend so much time there!  There are so many opportunities to learn about everything to do with nature [...]

Data on our use of the natural environment

By | December 14th, 2016|Blog|

The Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) survey (from Natural England) provides data that show the ways that people engage with the natural environment such as visiting the countryside, enjoying green spaces in towns and cities, watching wildlife and volunteering to help protect the natural environment. Data are collected about how people use the natural [...]

11th Festival of Outdoor Learning

By | December 13th, 2016|Webwatch|

The 11th Festival of Outdoor Learning will be celebrated from 4 - 5th March 2017.  It takes place at Hollowford providing a wide mix of workshops and informal networking to provide new ideas.  Previous festivals have been over subscribed. Further information on workshops will be updated on this website in the coming weeks with details of how to book being [...]

CJS Professional

By | December 13th, 2016|Webwatch|

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now on-line. The jobs advertised this month include:   Exploring Gilfach Project Officer, Radnorshire Wildlife Trust ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ Landscape Partnership Development Manager, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Events and Education Assistants (part-time), Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust One post each at Robinswood Hill, Gloucester and Greystones Farm nature reserve,  Bourton [...]

Will the sleighs be going slow this year?

By | December 12th, 2016|Webwatch|

It seems that scientists studying reindeer have found that the animals have lost weight over the past 20 years and are now 12 per cent lighter. The Times reports this from the British Ecological Society's annual meeting which said that reindeer numbers were up and that competition for food could be a factor as could warmer winters, which meant they could [...]

Birmingham Forest Oaks AGM

By | December 12th, 2016|Webwatch|

Birmingham Forst OAKS is holding its AGM on January 21st (1400 to 1600).  All welcome at Kings Heath Park House. The OAKS is a voluntary organisation (formed in 2004 as the Birmingham FEI) which gathers together groups and individuals involved in Outdoor Learning in Birmingham. The group seeks to promote the educational use of local woodlands and [...]

Earthworm Watch

By | December 12th, 2016|Webwatch|

   Earthworm Watch is a collaboration between Earthwatch Institute (Europe) and the Natural History Museum in London.  The project is in association with the Earthworm Society of Britain.Earthworm Watch is a national citizen science project that sets out to empower young people, whether as part of a school class, outdoor learning group, home educated group [...]

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom membership

By | December 12th, 2016|Webwatch|

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom says that there has never been a better time to take up membership of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) as membership will not be due for renewal until April 2018 and you will have access to a package of benefits to help you improve the quality of [...]