Monthly Archives: January 2017


Natural England’s latest research report – Part 3

By | January 27th, 2017|Blog|

Here's PART 3 of the latest round up of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items issued by the partnership of Natural England, The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and Historic England on behalf of and for the Strategic Research Groups.  This supports the [...]

The latest from the New Nature Movement

By | January 27th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here are some recent Articles: LET’S #OPTOUTSIDE 365 DAYS A YEAR: 7 New Ways THE NEW NATURE MOVEMENT, AFTER 11/8 12 PRINCIPLES FOR A NATURE-RICH CITY SCHOOL OF NATURE: 8 Ways to Jumpstart a Great School Year with a Dose of Vitamin N A CHALLENGE: Make Your Local School the Best in Your State (or [...]

Two strange mammals and natural selection

By | January 27th, 2017|Webwatch|

The mammals in question are the quite dissimilar Giant and Red Pandas, and the Economist has a report of a study looking at how these quirky animals evolved.  They are both vegetarian carnivores with 6 digits that eat bamboo. Read on ...

NAEE is looking for a new Trustee

By | January 26th, 2017|Blog|

In May, NAEE will have a vacancy for a trustee on its governing board.  This is the trustee person spec:           Essential An NAEE Trustee will be … a professionally active, experienced UK-based practitioner and / or researcher in environmental education or a closely-related field well known and respected, and someone whose [...]

Forest Education Network Conference

By | January 26th, 2017|Webwatch|

FSC Bishops Wood is hosting the National Forest Education Network Conference this year on March 23rd. Join them in Worcestershire for an update on the ‘state’ of our woodlands and learn about the latest regarding tree disease, management planning for educational users of woodland, tree planting and care in changing times and identification and all those apps! [...]

Natural History Museum update

By | January 25th, 2017|Webwatch|

Click here to see what happening at the Natural History Museum.  The museum says: "Find workshops, science shows and self-led activities for students of all ages.  All our activities are developed by professional science educators and support the national curriculum.  To check availability, call the school bookings team on +44 (0)207 942 5555. Choose activities by [...]

Have you read the latest Issue of Outdoor Families?

By | January 25th, 2017|Webwatch|

Outdoor Families Magazine is dedicated to providing thoughtful and practical information for families seeking outdoor opportunities with children.  Here are the details. It includes a feature on Traveling the Park to Park Highway which is a 7,000-mile route among some of the US's most well-known national parks, and a few you may not know about, and on Cultivating the [...]

Every schoolchild to get a day out in a national park

By | January 25th, 2017|Blog|

We missed the announcement of the government's new plan for National Parks.  Its aim is to "kickstart a programme of activity to safeguard the future of these iconic landscapes". Every schoolchild in England will have the chance to visit our inspiring National Parks at each stage of their education under plans announced today by Environment [...]

Greening the grid

By | January 24th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here's a link to an ESRC report on greening the electricity grid.  This begins: "While a future where renewable energy prevails is a dream for many, today the UK is still heavily reliant on older power generation technology such as coal, gas and nuclear. What steps are necessary to make the renewable energy future a [...]

Environment and People – evidence from research – part 3.

By | January 23rd, 2017|Blog|

This is the final part of a late 2016 round up from Natural England of research on the benefits to be had from being in the natural environment ... Diversity and Inclusion at Heritage Organizations A Davis, A Ifill, LAW Tamai - Forum Journal, 2016 This interview explores diversity and inclusion as organizational priorities at heritage organizations. Interviewees [...]