Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Becoming a sustainability educator

By | June 13th, 2017|Webwatch|

There's a free CPD programme for all educators from 7th June to 5th July at the University of Gloucestershire.  It's from 4pm to 6pm on Wednesdays – starting today.  You can explore how learning for sustainability can: join up the subjects that our learners study bring some big global issues into our teaching encourage young people to become [...]

The Stories We Live by

By | June 13th, 2017|Webwatch|

The University of Gloucestershire and the International Ecolinguistics Association have launched a new open online ecolinguistics course: The Stories We Live by.  This is Free Everything in the course is free, including accessing the materials, registering, tuition, and a certificate of completion. And you are free to reuse materials in any way (e.g., in teaching). On now Simply click here to access all the [...]

Arkive and Homework

By | June 12th, 2017|Blog|

When grandchildren visit, their homework in tow, it’s essential to get involved.  This is not so much to contribute the wisdom of venerability, as an extra pair of hands.  The latest task was to write about a creature found in the rain forest.  Whilst this was a generous topic: open-ended and full of possibility, there [...]

Monday Round up – June 12th

By | June 12th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. The Climate Reality website has a feature on how climate change is affecting forest fires.  There are also other articles and updates and you can see these on the Climate Reality blog. 2. FACE has a six-week pilot project working with a pupil referral unit that's designed for inner city children with no experience of farms or [...]

Understanding the school landscape after the election

By | June 9th, 2017|Webwatch|

Learning Away invites us to attend a free session on July 5th run by Anita Kerwin-Nye, Director at notdeadfish.  Questions to be examined are: What will the election mean for the education sector? Will there be a reshuffle? Will schools have the funding, time and enthusiasm needed for ‘enrichment’ programmes? They add: The general election on [...]

A Queen’s Award for Savers

By | June 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

Savers, the West Midlands-based charity has received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service for its work on raising awareness of environmental sustainability through creative and artistic projects. NAEE trustee and long-standing member, Gabrielle Back, is also a trustee of Savers.  Congratulations to all concerned.  

The Zoo Hypothesis

By | June 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

The latest blog from the Science Geek is about the idea that we, on Earth, are being watched – as you would animals in a zoo – watched by alien (necessarily advanced) civilisations.  This is the basis of many a science fiction story.  But suppose it's true?  We'd never know (unless they wanted us to) [...]

Is a plastic straw tax coming?

By | June 7th, 2017|Webwatch|

Britain’s pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants get through tens of millions of plastic drinking straws every year, with the huge majority of them going to landfill.  According to waste management company BusinessWaste.co.uk, the plastic in single-use drinking straws takes centuries to decompose, causing problems both at land and at sea where plastic debris is a menace [...]

The contribution of fieldwork to geography education

By | June 7th, 2017|Blog|

Today's blog is by Alan Kinder, Chief Executive of The Geographical Association The contribution of fieldwork to geography education In geography education, fieldwork is regarded by the Government, most parents, and the overwhelming majority of subject teachers as an essential element of the learning experience for young people.  Indeed, the commitment to fieldwork by teachers of [...]

World Oceans Day – Thursday June 8th

By | June 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

UNESCO says that World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.  The central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day has resources and ideas for everyone – no matter where you live – to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day all year-round. The overall theme for World [...]