Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Countryside jobs update

By | February 13th, 2017|Webwatch|

Click here to read the latest from the CJS The first featured job is: Prime Environment are seeking experienced Ecologists in the Midlands for a 5 /6 month contract starting in March.  You will principally be working away from the office on a single, large, infrastructure scheme (HS2), potentially also supporting us on other projects across the UK. [...]

Values in ‘sustainable education’

By | February 13th, 2017|Blog|

Can focusing on values in Sustainable Education result in a bigger impact?’ This question is asked by Luke Wynne, Head of Youth and Schools at Global Action Plan, in a recent guest blog on the SEEd website. It begins: "Values act as a kind of internal compass guiding us through our lives, shaping the way [...]

Pruning hints from the Woodland Trust

By | February 12th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here's a link to the latest from the Woodland Trust, including advice on how to prune apple trees in winter.

Meteorology – in 30 seconds

By | February 11th, 2017|Book Review|

If you want to really understand the climate, and how it is changing, to what extent do you have to understand weather?  I thought about this question, and similar ones such as: how much do you have to understand about the weather, and anyway what's the difference, as I read this new book edited by [...]

FEN Forest Education Network news

By | February 11th, 2017|Webwatch|

Click here to read the latest Forest Education News (FEN).  FEN is the successor body to the Forest Education Initiative (FEI) in England and it seeks to engage more young people in forest and woodland environments by supporting delivery of education in forest and woodland settings, networking and sharing good practice, and facilitating communication between the sectors [...]

European nature laws not to be revised

By | February 10th, 2017|Blog|

Here's a blog from The Wildlife Trusts about good news for wildlife. It begins: "Today the European Commission agreed not to ‘open’ up the Birds and Habitats Directives (the ‘Nature Directives’) – these are key European wildlife protection laws which had been the subject of a review into their effectiveness.  Opening up these laws to further [...]

NAAEE Conference 2017

By | February 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

NAAEE's 2017 conference is taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 18th to 21st October. Here's a link with more details, and this is what NAAEE says: What is our vision for the field?  How can we best build on the past 40+ years to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and effective field?  How [...]

Solutions for the planet

By | February 9th, 2017|Webwatch|

Click here to read the latest from Solutions for the Planet which is a social enterprise, working with businesses, schools and communities to promote education for sustainable development, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers for young people. It is committed to: Innovative, sustainable and entrepreneurial solutions to environmental and societal problems, led by young people Inspiring [...]

Big Garden Birdwatch

By | February 9th, 2017|Blog|

Here's a recent RSPB blog (by Kevin Middleton) about the forthcoming Big Garden Birdwatch. It begins: "Before this weekend I rarely spent a prolonged period of time watching the birds in our garden. It was a revelation to see who visited and I am now ‘hooked’!”  We get messages like this from thousands of people every year [...]

Green Light SouthWest

By | February 9th, 2017|Webwatch|

Green Light SouthWest is hosting an ESD Teachmeet on March 2nd from 1630 to 1830 at the University of Bristol University.  The meet is open to teachers  and educators of all phases and the emphasis will be on sharing ideas, good practice, and pedagogy from across the region. Speakers  and topics include: Professor Justin Dillon - ESD Current context for [...]