Monthly Archives: May 2017

Latest from the Environmental News Network

By | May 14th, 2017|Webwatch|

These are the latest headline stories from the Environmental News Network [ENN]: Teaching Perovskites to Swim Global warming accounts for tripling of extreme West African Sahel storms, study shows Mystery of the missing mercury at the great Salt Lake March and year to date were 2nd warmest on record for world Asian Carp Would Have [...]

Meadowland

By | May 14th, 2017|Book Review|

Meadowland was published to wide acclaim in 2015 and duly emerged as the Thwaites Wainwright prize winner for the year. Lewis-Stempel chronicles his observations of a meadow in Herefordshire month by month through the year in stunning prose, drawing the reader in to share with him his intimacy with the landscape and its wildlife. From [...]

Farm Educator conference

By | May 12th, 2017|Webwatch|

FACE is running a farm educator conference on July 3rd for outdoor educators and farmers that work with schools. This conference will provide an opportunity to meet and hear from others involved in educational activities on farms. Whether you are just starting out or have been hosting visits for years there will be plenty of tips and ideas [...]

Winston Churchill Travel Fellowships

By | May 11th, 2017|Webwatch|

Details of the Winston Churchill Travel Fellowships for 2018 are now available.  Thes fund UK citizens to investigate inspiring practice in other countries, and return with innovative ideas for the benefit of people across the UK. The categories for 2018 are wide-ranging and include one of particular interest to us: Crafts and Design Education Enterprise [...]

Planet Earth II

By | May 11th, 2017|Webwatch|

10 years ago, the Planet Earth series was said have redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us a new portrait of life on Earth.  Planet Earth II aims to go further, using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world. David Attenborough said earlier this year: “I am very excited to once [...]

The Green Schools Project

By | May 10th, 2017|Blog|

Today's featured blog is that of the Green Schools Project. You can see a short video here which explains what Green Schools is about.  There is a lot of emphasis on employment, green skills and leadership, and on student projects.  There's less emphasis on the curriculum.  In fact, there's none at all.  Just as there's [...]

The Countryside Classroom in June

By | May 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Countryside Classroom says that its twice-termly newsletter will keep you up to date with the most recent additions to the site, upcoming events and training opportunities and bring you stories from partners and contributors.  The latest headline stories are: Countryside Classroom will be delivering a panel session at this year’s Telegraph Festival of Education taking [...]

Environmental News network latest

By | May 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

These are the latest headlines from the Environmental News network: Is Climate Changing Cloud Heights? Too Soon to Say Researchers find monetary value of air quality in China New Tool May Assist US Regional Sea Level Planning Following Recent Surge, Wind Now Generates 5.5 Percent of U.S. Electricity NCAR to develop advanced wind and solar [...]

LEAF and FACE to merge

By | May 9th, 2017|Webwatch|

There is to be a merger between LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and FACE (Farming and Countryside Education), and the combined charity is looking for a Director, Education & Public Engagement who will ... "lead and execute an Education and Public Engagement strategy that enables schools to enrich their curriculum and increase public understanding of and demand [...]

Changing climates, different cultures, school curricula and children’s perceptions

By | May 8th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

What can talking and walking with children in different parts of the world tell us about how humans are responding to changing climates, and what does this mean for school curricula? In a recent comparative study of children’s perceptions and articulations of place in the UK, Mexico, Mongolia, and Alaska[1], we explored children’s experience of [...]