Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Campus biodiversity

By | August 24th, 2017|Webwatch|

King’s College has numerous initiatives in place to improve biodiversity for the benefit of wildlife, staff wellbeing and the local community. These include the installation of an invertebrate habitat, bird boxes and bee-friendly flowers at the Guy’s Campus in London Bridge.   Kat Thorne, Head of Sustainability, says: Enhancing biodiversity on campus brings not only [...]

National Sustainable Schools Conference 2017 – a call for participants

By | August 23rd, 2017|Webwatch|

SEEd is inviting organisations and individuals with a focus on sustainability to host "innovative and inspiring" workshops at this conference on November 13th. It is also inviting organisations and individuals to host stalls in the Share Fair.   It says that around 200 educators, young people (7 – 21 years old), NGOs and businesses from across the country will [...]

Studying a locality through a global lens

By | August 22nd, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

It is quite a challenge to teach children to understand the environmental issues that our planet faces. The incredibly abstract scientific ideas backed up by a wealth of carefully compiled data are arguably of less significance to the average primary school pupil than other more pressing concerns that they might have at their age like [...]

Nothing exists in isolation

By | August 22nd, 2017|Blog|

A Web of Life blog on our interconnectivity by William Graham begins like this: Nothing exists solely on its own. From the most minuscule atomic particle to the grandest galaxies, the past, the present, and the future of every animate and inanimate being in our universe, including human beings, is defined by its interconnection to everything [...]

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 [...]