Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Zero Carbon Britain – making it happen

By | February 28th, 2017|Webwatch|

Zero Carbon Britain is the flagship research project from the Centre for Alternative Technology [CAT], showing, they say, that a modern, zero-emissions society is possible.  Here's ZCB's homepage. Their latest report: ZCB – making it happen is here and a 6-page summary is here.  This is a quote from their conclusion "More than anything, the barriers to change [...]

Life afloat: educating kids by boat

By | February 28th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Lynda Ralph is Head of Community at the Traidhos Three-Generation Barge Program which has worked in Thailand in environmental education for 20 years. Today, we are all undeniably citizens of a global world. From the clothes we wear and the food we eat, to the technology we communicate through, we are dependent upon global resources, a global workforce, global transportation [...]

Countryside Classroom

By | February 28th, 2017|Webwatch|

You will find the latest news from the Countryside Classroom here. It has lots of features including: the RHS Campaign for School Gardening, Garden Organic's resources for schools, CAT's new quarry trail, Food Growing Schools in London (FGSL), and  the RHS Spotter Guide resources what are now available to download in Welsh.    

News from the Parks Alliance

By | February 27th, 2017|Webwatch|

You can catch up with what the Parks Alliance is up to here.  There are features on: the House of Commons’ Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s Inquiry into the Future of Public Parks the Landscape Institute annual awards  

The benefits of oudoor learning

By | February 27th, 2017|Blog|

In a recent Outward Bound Trust blog, Andrew Wilson shared his belief in the benefits of oudoor learning and explained how it can work in the context of an inner-city comprehensive.  He began: "I'm going to put my cards on the table straight away; I am as passionate about learning in the outdoors as I am [...]

Follow migrating animals

By | February 27th, 2017|Webwatch|

You can follow animals migrating in real time by clicking here on Movebank which is an online database of animal tracking data hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.  This helps animal tracking researchers manage, share, protect, analyze, and archive their data.  Movebank is an international project with over 11,000 users, including people from research and conservation groups [...]

The Future Foundation

By | February 26th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Future Foundation was formed in 2016 by four co-founders; Alice Thorn, Matt Turner, Michelle Boshoff and Rob Nunn - with the aim to grow a Nonprofit Organisation that focuses on the positive development of several areas of the South African environment and economy. FF believes in the protection of the planet for the betterment of its environment, and the people and animals [...]

Think Global Update

By | February 26th, 2017|Webwatch|

Think Global says that February is more than Valentine’s Day and Shrove Tuesday, it is also about marking LBGT History month, Social Justice Day and Fairtrade Fortnight. Click here for the update. Meanwhile, Lamis Zamzam, Bassema Barahmeh and Veena Nabar will be the guest speakers at TG's Sharing Experience of Fairtrade event on 27 February to launch the Fairtrade Fortnight Susy speakers' tour.  You [...]

Countryside Classroom newsletter

By | February 26th, 2017|Webwatch|

Countryside Classroom is looking for contributions to its newsletter which is circulated to around 12,000 teachers and other education professionals who are using food, farming and the natural environment to engage students and enhance their learning right across the curriculum. The CC says that "it's the ideal vehicle to promote your activities to this audience." It [...]

A GA TeachMeet

By | February 24th, 2017|Webwatch|

The GA is calling students, NQTs and primary teachers to let them know about its 2017 Conference TeachMeet. This will take place on Friday 21 April before the free networking and quiz and unofficial #beermeet. The GA is looking for students, NQTs and primary colleagues to give a short presentation. You can sign up online.