Monthly Archives: September 2017


Re-live the great 1860 debate

By | September 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Natural History Museum is inviting teachers to introduce their students to the great debate of 1860 on Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. The Museum says: "The characters and events of this landmark debate will be brought to life by an experienced Science Educator and the inspiring specimens and displays of our newly redeveloped [...]

Nature Watch

By | September 19th, 2017|Book Review|

Simon King's Nature Watch is an excellent resource on how to track and observe wildlife. It is clearly set out, with beautiful photography (as you would expect from Simon King) and illustrations, and is a highly accessible book for both beginner and exper-ienced tracker alike. The remit of the book is to give tracking signs [...]

Girls’ Education and Climate Change

By | September 19th, 2017|Blog|

One of the first girls to be supported by the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), Fiona Mashing is now a lawyer and was the founder of Camfed’s CAMA alumnae network.  Here is a blog she wrote for the Huffington Post about the importance of educating girls and how this will influence our impact on climate. This [...]

Monday Round up – September 18 to 22

By | September 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. One of NAEE's favourite places, Martineau Gardens, is crowdfunding for some urgent redevelopment.  You can see the detail here.  One donor said: "Birmingham's 'secret garden', given to us by a man who believed in Nature and education for all!" 2. Wildlife Watch has a feature on a DIY mammal footprint detector which you can construct from [...]

40 Years on from Tbilisi – a personal view

By | September 16th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Later this year, it will be the 40th anniversary of the Tbilisi conference and Declaration which offered environmental educators everywhere such hope and promise for the future.  Now that the future is here, and the promise unfulfilled, a number of groups have plans to mark the 40 years in some way.  What follows is a [...]

Pete Cooper Wildlife

By | September 15th, 2017|Blog|

Pete Cooper is a 23 year old naturalist who's been "obsessed with wildlife since childhood and now heading out into a career in wildlife conservation."  His key specialist areas and interests are in mammal and herptofauna ecology, captive breeding, reintroductions and ecological restoration, and the nature of conservation conflicts.  He's also a keen nature writer and blogger. His [...]

September Countryside Classroom

By | September 13th, 2017|Webwatch|

There's a new newsletter from the Countryside Classroom.  There are features on the merging of LEAF and FACE, the new quarry trail at Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), the Manchester Environmental Education Network (MEEN) project Workshops for Wildlife, the launch of the Canal & River Trust of its own John Muir Schools Award encouraging children to discover, explore, conserve and share [...]

London’s Street Trees

By | September 12th, 2017|Book Review|

London's Street Trees : A Field Guide to the Urban Forest, is a paperback by Paul Wood.  This is what The Hive has to say about it: Most people would assume that the trees along the capital's streets are London planes.  That's what street trees are? In fact, the magnificently green streets of London are in [...]

Natural History Wanderings

By | September 12th, 2017|Blog|

Natural History Wanderings is a US blog created by Sandy Steinman to share natural history explorations, especially wildflower travels and photos.   The main emphasis is to share experiences.  Recent posts include: California’s Forests Continue To Die After Years Of Drought  Interior Secretary Proposes Shrinking Four National Monuments  Mt. Rainier Wildflowers 8/24/17 Why Wildlife Corridors Are Important How To Talk [...]

Monday Round up – September 11 to15

By | September 11th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Click here to read the latest newsletter from Garden Organic.  There are features on tomato seed saving, the allium leaf miner survey, ways to switch to organic cultivation, and more ... . And there is also detail on forthcoming courses. 2. The latest update from the Environmental News Network includes: Nearly 1 Million Pounds of Seven Deadly [...]