Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Generating sparks!

By | June 5th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Using the solar racing car challenge to teach about renewable energy “Make the fastest solar car you can!” This was the simple challenge posed to the students at Swinton School, Rotherham, on a recent renewable energy project day. Can you remember learning about electricity using a series of line diagrams filled with obscure shapes and [...]

The 10 Tree Charter Principles

By | June 5th, 2017|Blog|

As we noted recently, the Woodland Trust is leading a call for a Charter for Trees, Woods and People (the charter project) with more than 70 organisations taking part.  The details are here. The 10 principles of the Tree Charter are here: Thriving habitats for diverse species Urban and rural landscapes should have a rich diversity [...]

Monday round up June 5th – World Environment Day

By | June 5th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Read the latest from IUCN's Protecting the Planet newsletter here. Details of World Environment Day (June 5th) are here: "On 5 June, go outside and show us that you’re #WithNature.  Breathe in the beauty and remember that by keeping our planet healthy, we keep ourselves healthy too." 2. Here are details of the Beyond COP 21 Symposium [...]

Indigenous knowledge systems and climate change

By | June 2nd, 2017|Webwatch|

On the morning when the Paris Agreement on Climate Change seems to be under severe pressure, here's a view from Australia on the issue of dealing with the problem.  The Guardian has a feature by Teila Watson on how indigenous knowledge can help.  This is how it begins: All over the planet, we are are facing the [...]

The Freshwater Habitats Trust 

By | June 1st, 2017|Webwatch|

The Freshwater Habitats Trust says that its PondNet eDNA survey is back for another year. There's also a BDS Variable Damselfly Survey and a feature on Living Waters: a New Forest Catchment Partnership project to protect and restore freshwater wildlife in the Beaulieu catchment. Details here.

The Bristol to Bath Festival of Nature

By | June 1st, 2017|Webwatch|

The UKs largest celebration of the natural world is back.  Featuring more than 100 organisations, over three weekends: 8 to 25 June. The organisers say: Join us on a wildlife adventure of discovery as we sail down the river from Bristol to Bath - with amazing activities, live music, theatre, walks, and films! The programme is here.

Wider learning and connected experience

By | June 1st, 2017|Blog|

Today's blog is by Sheila Gundry, Resource Future's Education Manager. Wider learning and connected experience Learning Outside the Classroom Day (18 May) is a lovely reminder of the great strides made across the country to encourage outdoor learning.  For me, having worked in Field Centres for many years, nothing seemed more natural than to teach and [...]