Monthly Archives: July 2017

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Bak in the lift agane – a cautionary tale

By | July 12th, 2017|Blog|

Today's post is from Ben Balin, the chair of the West Midlands Sustainable Schools Network [@wmsussch ]. Somewhere among the chatter of these volatile past few weeks, I have started to pick out a familiar refrain that had been silent for some time.  It is twitching its nervous little nose like a hedgehog cautiously re-emerging from [...]

WorldWise Week

By | July 12th, 2017|Webwatch|

Thanks to the GA for alerting us to WorldWise Week (WWW), formerly known as Geography Awareness Week.  This provides teaching resources with activities for students at all key stages and abilities linked to the current theme.  The resources are for use either during the designated WWW (during the last week of June) or at any other [...]

Environmental education across a huge county

By | July 11th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Kat Wooley Education Officer & Trainee Forest School Practitioner, Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust The county of Yorkshire is big: approximately 11,903 square kilometres (thanks Wikipedia) and has a population of just over 5 million. Yorkshire also has a wide and varied landscape, which is rather exciting for staff at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to [...]

The British Science Association gets a new look

By | July 11th, 2017|Webwatch|

The British Science Association website has a new look.  The BSA, well known for its CREST awards.  You can read about a recent celebration of school awards at Buckingham Palace.  On Tuesday 27 June, students from three local schools were invited to the special, science-themed launch party at the Palace.  They met the BSA’s new [...]

CJS Focus

By | July 10th, 2017|Blog|

We regularly feature the work of the Countryside Jobs Service, although we don't always explore the full range of what its website has to offer.  Today's blog looks at the CJS library of feature articles previously published in CJS Focus.  These are articles written for CJS by a range of organisations and charities.  There is information [...]

Monday Round up – July 10th

By | July 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Tony Juniper,  environmentalist, President of the Wildlife Trusts, author, advisor to business and governments, Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to conservation.  Tony's latest book, the Ladybird Guide to Climate Change, is co-authored with the Prince of Wales and Dr Emily Shuckburgh, was published in [...]

The Global Footprint Network

By | July 7th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Global Footprint Network has launched a city pledge to #movethedate of Earth Overshoot Day.  The city pledge is the fourth to be  unveiled for Earth Overshoot Day.  This marks the date we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. Earth Overshoot falls on August 2 this year. The [...]

The fate of Voyagers 1 and 2

By | July 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

The latest feature from the Science Geek looks at the exploration of the solar system and what we have learned.  It begins: Nearly 40 years ago, on 20 August 1977, the Voyager 2 space probe was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission to study the Solar System’s four outermost planets.  It was followed [...]

4 Stark Realities Of The Global Water Crisis

By | July 6th, 2017|Blog|

Business Connect has a feature titled: 4 Stark Realities Of The Global Water Crisis.  This begins: Everyday, millions of people take clean water for granted.  We don’t give a second thought to taking a long shower or cleaning our cars.  We bathe our children in crystal clear water and cool off with the hose.  We drink [...]

The Nature Connection Index

By | July 5th, 2017|Webwatch|

Natural England has published the latest Nature Connection Index (NCI) report as well as the most recent Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) report on visit frequency and environmental attitudes.  You can read these here: Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment Survey: developing a method to measure nature connection across the English population (adults and [...]