Monthly Archives: January 2017

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EE News from North America

By | January 23rd, 2017|Webwatch|

Here's a link to what NAAEE is saying.  Details include: Webinar: Learning to Live with Climate Change: What Educators Need to Know January 24 at 3:00 PM ET Kick off our monthly webinar series in 2017 with Shaun Martin, the Senior Director for Climate Change Adaptation at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Register now and we [...]

Animal Behaviour

By | January 20th, 2017|Book Review|

Why do birds have regional accents?   Can horses learn mathematics?   What do animals without eyes see?   How do salmon return to their spawning grounds?   How does the Syrian desert hamster know where its burrow is, after hours of foraging in the pitch black desert night? Ethology – the study of animal [...]

Environment and People – evidence from research – part 2.

By | January 20th, 2017|Blog|

This is the second part of a late 2016 round up from Natural England of research on the benefits to be had from being in the natural environment ... Science learning in the outdoors to support primary–secondary transition K Kerr - 2016 This article builds on and contributes to work in the area of science learning in the [...]

Geography gives you options

By | January 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

So says the GA which adds: "These attractive A5 leaflets, updated for the new GCSE and A level qualifications in 2016, explain what geography has to offer students, just the thing for options time or GCSE/A level open evenings! Each pack contains 60 leaflets.  The front of the leaflet lists a comprehensive range of different [...]

Circle of Life Rediscovery events in 2017

By | January 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

Play & The Outdoors with Marina Robb & Kate Macairt. An Experiential & Theoretical Journey into Forest School, Play itself and Therapeutic Play (Two day training). 24th & 25th March 2017 | Mill Woods, East Sussex | £120 | 09.30 - 15.30 Familiarise yourself with the Forest Play skills continuum. Explore Nature Connection, Wild play, Free Play and therapeutic [...]

Richard Louv writes …

By | January 19th, 2017|Webwatch|

ON THE RIVER: The Restorative Power of Nature in Difficult Times This essay was published last year, but in these weeks it may be timely again. Have a great holiday. On the banks of Owens River, my younger son, Matthew, then 23, and I were trying to cure our nature-deficit disorder.  That day, we staggered across the [...]

Cobalt blue in Sussex

By | January 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here's a great picture from the Sussex Wildlife Trust. More detail here from Graeme Lyons.  

Environment and People – evidence from research – part 1.

By | January 18th, 2017|Blog|

This is the first part of a late 2016 round up from Natural England of research on the benefits to be had from being in the natural environment ... 30 Minutes in Nature a Day Can Increase Mood, Well-Being, Meaning in Life and Mindfulness: Effects of a Pilot Programme GA Hamann, I Ivtzan - Social Inquiry into [...]

Global Learning update

By | January 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here are some highlights from Think Global's recent activities: 1 – Speaker tour schedule is filling up As mentioned in our last newsletter, between 26 February and 3 March we are organising a 'social and solidarity economy' speaker tour to coincide with Fairtrade Fortnight 2017. Working with our partners at Zaytoun, we’ve had a great response and the [...]

Mini Waste Warrior

By | January 17th, 2017|Webwatch|

Jungle Creations is producing a mini-documentary sponsored by Iceland about the current food waste epidemic. Each year around 50% of all food produced in the world gets thrown away, costing the global economy $1 trillion and individual families £700.  The film will follow a passionate child as they learn more about the food waste problem and [...]