Monthly Archives: March 2017

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The latest from Arkive

By | March 17th, 2017|Webwatch|

This is a link to Arkive's latest round-up of it work. There are features on deforestation, re-introduced species and seagulls.  There is also a section on new resources for 7 to 11 year olds which include: Nature's Lights explores how light is essential in the natural world, and how and why animals that live in the [...]

A love affair with the Earth 2

By | March 17th, 2017|Webwatch|

There is an Earth Education gathering (24th -26th March) that's titled: a love affair with the Earth 2. It's taking place at Ringsfield Hall and, Earth Education says, is a great opportunity to find out more about what earth education has to offer your work, and to share with others what you and your team can [...]

National Environmental Education Week

By | March 16th, 2017|Webwatch|

Sadly, this is only in the USA, but registration is now open for NEEF's 13th annual National Environmental Education Week.  You can register here.  It's from Sunday, April 23rd to Saturday, April 29th  When you register you'll receive: Resources for educators, such as toolkits and activity guides to make environmental learning come alive Resources for everyone, including EE [...]

New Zealand river granted human legal rights

By | March 16th, 2017|Blog|

The Guardian reports that, after 140 years of negotiation, a Māori tribe has won recognition that the Whanganui river must be treated as a living entity.  A tribal spokesperson said that the new law honoured and reflected their worldview and could set a precedent for other Māori tribes in New Zealand to follow in Whanganui’s footsteps: “We [...]

The Equinox

By | March 16th, 2017|Webwatch|

The latest posting from the Science Geek is about the Equinox and it exposes a number of equinox myths.  It begins like this: There is a commonly held view that March 21 is the spring equinox and that the equinoxes are the two days in the year when all places on the Earth have exactly 12 hours [...]

Environmental Education Doctoral Studentship

By | March 15th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CRESTEM) of the School of Education, Communication and Society, King's College London, has a full-time doctoral studentship available from September 1, 2017. The PhD studentship will be funded by the Rosalind Driver Scholarship Fund. The Fund was set-up in honour of Professor Driver’s research [...]

Build Bangladesh

By | March 15th, 2017|Webwatch|

Birmingham City University has been approached by a campaign group called ‘Build Bangladesh’ who are looking to promote environmental education at primary and secondary schools in Bangladesh.  They, in association with the Prokriti O Jibon Foundation (PoJF) have organised a workshop in Australia (University of New South Wales) and are hoping to organise one in [...]

A different view of the SDGs

By | March 15th, 2017|Blog|

This is a link to a Groundswell International blog on how agroecology supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are the primary international framework for galvanizing action toward eliminating poverty in all its forms by 2030. Agroecology incorporates ideas about a more environmentally and socially sensitive approach to agriculture, one that focuses not only on production, but also [...]

The Alu D&T Challenge

By | March 15th, 2017|Webwatch|

Seventeen students from schools around the UK have been named as winners in the Alu D&T Challenge, a national competition for 11 to 14 year olds organised by the aluminium industry to inspire young designers to create sustainable products using aluminium. The national schools competition, linked to the Design and Technology curriculum, helps teach pupils [...]

More news from Project Dirt

By | March 14th, 2017|Webwatch|

Project Dirt asks: are you inspired by the weather to get outdoors?  Perhaps to start getting your garden ready for the summer? Seedy Saturday is Transition Deal's seed and plant swap, taking place at the Landmark Community Garden, where you can donate unwanted seeds and come away with some exciting new ones.  There will also be some [...]