Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Monday Round up – August 21 to 25

By | August 21st, 2017|Webwatch|

1. London National Park City – a consultation.  In this you can indicate how you might help to shape or benefit from the future programme of activities for London National Park City. You can respond as an individual or on behalf of a group or organisation. The consultation closes 15th September. 2. Bee-eaters are very rare breeders in the UK, but [...]

More Jon Cree courses

By | August 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

As we reported a couple of week's ago, there are more courses from Jon Cree to look forward to.  Here are the details for 2018. 26th January 2018 - Play & The Ludic Cycle How does the outdoors support 'the ecological and spiritual imagination of the mind' of the child? This will be a key [...]

British Wildlife

By | August 17th, 2017|Book Review|

British Wildlife is an utterly brilliant collation of illustrations sure to prove irresistible to children and adults alike – it has been a constant companion to my three children since its arrival on our doormat for review! The book professes to document the wildlife of the British Isles; its poetic introduction invites the reader to [...]

Groundwork (London) needs a teacher

By | August 17th, 2017|Webwatch|

Groundwork London delivers a range of education projects in both primary and secondary schools.  It is looking to recruit one or more sessional teachers to deliver environmental workshops to pupils in either Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3, applications will be welcomed from people with primary and/or secondary school experience. Workshops are delivered in a [...]

What’s your footprint?

By | August 16th, 2017|Blog|

Conservation International is giving you the chance to calculate and then offset your carbon footprint.  The details are here. It also gives you the chance to miss out the calculation part and just offset your footprint anyway – whatever it is.  All major credit cards are accepted, CI says: "Protecting forests is a critical part of [...]

Global Educator of the Year 2017

By | August 16th, 2017|Webwatch|

Congratulations to Jane Yates... Global Educator of the Year 2017 Last month, Think Global hosted a special event to celebrate the Global Educator of the Year finalists and presented the Award to the winner, Jane Yates from Armathwaite Primary School in Cumbria.  The Award recognises educators who have gone above and beyond in raising awareness and deepening understanding [...]

Summer update from Natural England – part 2

By | August 15th, 2017|Blog|

Here's more from Natural England's latest round up of recent evidence and reports, policy developments, large scale initiatives, resources and news items: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning T Waller, E Ärlemalm-Hagsér, EBH Sandseter. Book There has been a growing academic interest in the role of outdoor spaces for play in a child’s development. [...]

Monday Round up – August 14 to 20

By | August 14th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. The Natural History Museum says you can "Dive into the mysterious world of whales, dolphins and porpoises this summer at our new exhibition, Whales: Beneath the surface. Watch our short film to take look inside and find out more about one of the world's most fascinating evolutionary stories."  The top five things to do inside the [...]

A lesson plan on redesigning plastics

By | August 13th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Redesigning Plastics is a new lesson plan written by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Schools and Colleges team as part of the World's Largest Lesson 2017 [*]. The two part lesson is aimed at students aged 12+.  It introduces key facts about plastics, what could be done to make them fit in a circular economy, and encourages students [...]

Project Wild Thing & children’s relationships with nature

By | August 9th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Dr Ria Dunkley Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University I grew up in a village in mid-Wales and spent a considerable amount of time in the town, but that town was Aberystwyth and Aberystwyth looks out at the sea. My house was separated from that sea by a 120-metre Iron Age hill fort. My grandfather [...]