Monthly Archives: March 2017


Pictures are only worth a thousand words if carefully chosen

By | March 20th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

As every great teacher knows, a picture is worth a thousand words. But the story you end up with depends on the picture you pick. Get it right and you can stimulate new perspectives, behaviours and emotions. Get it wrong and you might reinforce negative stereotypes, leave people feeling helpless, or create a totally false [...]

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and ITE

By | March 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

Meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Initial Teacher Education in the UK: Progress and Opportunities, was the focus of a seminar held last Friday, 10th March, at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. The purpose was for key teacher educators in UK ITE institutions to: Share progress on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship  in ITE [...]

Natural England’s latest round up

By | March 20th, 2017|Blog|

Here's a link to Natural England's latest round up of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy [...]

Update on the British Trust for Ornithology

By | March 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

Click here to see what the British Trust for Ornithology is doing. You'll find features on Avian flu, wind farms, the bird track app, cuckoo migration and details on conferences and meetings. There's also a section on the BTO's current surveys ... BirdTrack Breeding Bird Survey Garden BirdWatch House Martin Survey Nest Record Scheme Ringing [...]

Think Global asks …

By | March 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

Do you know where your clothes were made? As recently covered by an article in The Observer, researchers from the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (based in the Netherlands) found wages below the full legal minimum at factories in Myanmar supplying brands such as Sports Direct, Henri Lloyd, New Look, H&M, Muji, Pierre Cardin and Karrimor, [...]

Creating a buzz

By | March 19th, 2017|Webwatch|

Creating a buzz: how UK schools are embracing beekeeping is an article in the Guardian which discusses how teachers are discovering that beehives can provide exciting opportunities to learn outside the classroom.  This is how it begins: "We know that things are bad with bees right now. In the past decade, they have been disappearing [...]

A return to a deposit return system?

By | March 19th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Marine Conservation Society is promoting a scheme to put a deposit on plastic bottles.  It says: Plastic is filling our oceans and littering our beaches.  It's lethal to wildlife and is even entering our food chain. Worryingly, we don't yet know the full effects this will have on us.  All of us need to take [...]

The Cape Town Environmental Education Trust

By | March 19th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here's a link to the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust whose mission is to support the preservation of Cape Town’s unique and biodiverse natural heritage through education, training and conservation initiatives.

The World Bee Project

By | March 19th, 2017|Webwatch|

The World Bee Project (WBP) is a global social enterprise focussed on the relationship between pollinators and the most pressing issues that societies face today such as food security, environment, health and wellbeing. It aims to bring scientific, technological, government and market forces together to achieve our ultimate goal of placing the natural world at [...]

Towards a resilient planet

By | March 17th, 2017|Blog|

This is the executive summary of the 2016 Living Planet report from WWF.  It's gloomy stuff, but essential reading if we are to face the future with any hope. CHARTING OUR COURSE TOWARD A RESILIENT PLANET Under the current trajectory, the future of many living organisms in the Anthropocene is uncertain; in fact several indicators [...]