Yearly Archives: 2017

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NAEE’s Secondary Curriculum Handbook

By | December 21st, 2017|Blog|

NAEE's new Secondary Curriculum Handbook will be published on our website in early January.  As a foretaste, this is the Foreword to the report written by NAEE's Chair of Trustees: Writing some two years on from the publication of NAEE’s Early Years and Primary Curriculum Handbook in 2015, I was briefly tempted to write the [...]

An update from Natural England

By | December 19th, 2017|Blog|

Natural England has published its latest round up of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, [...]

Monday Round up – December 18 to 29

By | December 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE brings you news from the other end of the earth.  If you click here, you'll see a range of publications from Education Outdoors New Zealand.  EONZ has a commitment to fostering and advocating for quality outdoor learning experiences which can educate for a sustainable future.  Its mission is to increase participation in quality outdoor learning experiences, and [...]

Children’s books about birds

By | December 17th, 2017|Book Review|

Juliette Green explores a range of books about birds for children. Spot 50 Garden Birds Camilla de la Bedoyere  I use these ‘Spot 50’ books all the time when working out-side with children (other titles include wildflowers, trees and insects). They are easy to navi-gate as a simple field guide, and contain just the right [...]

A Big Green Dream in schools

By | December 15th, 2017|Webwatch|

The ScottishPower Green Energy Trust is inviting pupils from year S1 and S2 in Scotland or Year 7 and Year 8 in England and Wales to use their creativity to tell them about their school’s Big Green Dream.  From putting renewable energy to good use or introducing eco-initiatives, the Big Green Dream could help make schools more [...]

It’s so cool being an Eco-School!

By | December 14th, 2017|Blog|

Today's Guest Blog comes from Karen Davies, Partnerships Co-ordinator at Stafford Borough Council. Stafford Borough Eco-Schools Network continues to thrive!  The last meeting of the Summer term was held at Weston Road Academy in its refurbished ‘eco-classroom’.  Guest speaker, Prof Tausz from Birmingham University, spoke about ‘Norbury’s Unique Forest Experiment’ a world leading research project looking at the [...]

Our natural inheritance

By | December 13th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Findlay Wilde is a young conservationist who is fascinated by all wildlife, but especially birds.  He wants to do everything he can to protect nature now and in the future.  Currently he is trying to raise awareness about hen harrier persecution in particular, but he is also trying hard to move the natural world higher [...]

Community Environmental Education

By | December 13th, 2017|Webwatch|

LEEF says Come and chat urban about environmental education over a cup of tea.  Our first reading group on 'Sense of Place' was held in November and it turned out to be an interesting and thought-provoking discussion.  This is a brilliant opportunity to reflect and explore how big ideas about Environmental Education connect to hands-on practice [...]

Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education

By | December 12th, 2017|Blog|

Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education – Remaking Education for the Future is a new book.  The publisher says that it: "provides a critique of over two decades of sustained effort to infuse educational systems with education for sustainable development.  Taking to heart the idea that deconstruction is a prelude to reconstruction, this critique leads to discussions about how [...]

Monday Round up – 11 to 15 December

By | December 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE's new Secondary Curriculum Handbook will be published on our website in early January.  Our blog on Thursday will set out the Foreword to the Handbook written by NAEE's Chair of Trustees.  This begins: Writing some two years on from the publication of NAEE’s Early Years and Primary Curriculum Handbook in 2015, I was briefly tempted to [...]