Monthly Archives: January 2017


By | January 12th, 2017|Blog|

Today's featured blog is which you will find here. Recent posts include: Assessing Your Garden Soil: Providing an Optimum Chance for Good Plant Growth December 30, 2016 Backyard Herbs that Stretch Your Budget, Look Great, and Smell Wonderful December 19, 2016 A Super Guide for Beginning Gardeners: How to love getting your hands dirty, [...]

Nations fail miserably on conservation

By | January 12th, 2017|Webwatch|

This was part of a New Scientist headline last month.  The article by Andy Coghlan begins:Almost everyone is bottom of the class. That’s the best that can be said for countries that signed up to an ambitious plan in 2010 to save the world’s dwindling biodiversity.  The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 set internationally agreed conservation targets known as [...]

Bristol gets the GREEN LIGHT

By | January 11th, 2017|Webwatch|

On Thursday 2nd March the South West learning for sustainability coalition is holding its 2017 AGM (1500 to 1600) followed by GREEN LIGHT - Bristol a 'teachmeet' exploring sustainability in schools and its impact on learning (1640 to 1800). This will be an opportunity to share and gain ideas with teachers and other learning professionals in the Bristol, Bath and the wider South [...]

Justin Dillon is the new President of NAEE

By | January 11th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Justin Dillon has agreed to be NAEE's next President.  Justin is Professor of Science and Environmental Education at the University of Bristol and is an internationally-respected academic whose work covers science education and teacher education as well as environmental education.  Until 2014, he held the same post at [...]

A new endangered species project for schools

By | January 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

Teachers are invited to encourage their students to participate in an endangered species project and design and produce a leaflet showing how arctic animals particularly Polar bears are affected by Climate Change. Students are also encouraged to produce a depiction of a polar bear in any size using recyclable materials. All submitted entries will go towards the [...]

UNESCO MGIEP’s new approach to the SDGs

By | January 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

UNESCO MGIEP in partnership with India Habitat Centre and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, have inaugurated an art installation on the Sustainable Development Goals at Delhi's Jor Bagh Metro Station.  The installation consists of extracts from a comic book produced by UNESCO MGIEP to raise awareness about the SDGs. The comic book is a story of [...]

LEEF activities in early 2017

By | January 9th, 2017|Webwatch|

The first LEEF event of the New Year will be the LEEF Fellowship evening on Thursday 26 January at the London Wetlands Centre. Then there's a networking event planned for February 22 when Dario Kenner will be presenting his ideas on green capital and attaching economic value to urban green space and then conducting a [...]

Global Learning Resources

By | January 9th, 2017|Webwatch|

Thanks to Think Global for pointing us towards these: Year of the Rooster Education Pack for primary schools The British Council has produced a new Chinese New Year education pack around the Year of the Rooster and is sending it out to all primary schools. The pack has ideas for assemblies, lessons and activities to [...]

Jeff Ollerton’s Biodiversity Blog

By | January 9th, 2017|Blog|

Today's blog is a link to Jeff Ollerton's Biodiversity Blog which does what it says.  Jeff's post is a seasonal one about holly and mistletoe.  It begins: "Each year I’ve always added at least one Christmas-themed biodiversity post to the blog, for example: Thank the insects for Christmas, A Christmas vignette, and Six Kingdoms for Christmas.  That’s partly because I really like [...]

Browse the NHBS Backlist

By | January 8th, 2017|Book Review|

The NHBS Backlist Bargain sale runs until the March 2017.  You can, it says: "save up to 60% on nearly 2,000 field guides, monographs, scientific textbooks and more, covering a broad range of topics in ornithology, entomology, mammalian biology, zoology, evolution, ecology, and botany." NHBS started life as the Natural History Book Service in London [...]