Monthly Archives: October 2017


Communicating climate change

By | October 23rd, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Communicating climate change: back and forth between school and community Bruce Huett This paper describes and analyses one of the four mini-projects from HEIF described in the introduction. The paper takes the premise that communicating climate change to effect change in societal behaviour is a very important issue (Sheppard, 2012) and that children can be [...]

Monday Round up October 23 to 27

By | October 23rd, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Wildlife Watch says that getting kids outdoors and enjoying nature can be a bit tricky, but if you search the internet you’ll find plenty of ideas on ways to get your little ones outside.  But what happens when jumping in muddy puddles and doing nature treasure hunts becomes too childish?  Getting teens outside and enjoying [...]

Urban Environmental Education Review

By | October 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

LEEF says you can join them for a new reading group based on the book Urban Environmental Education Review published earlier this year by Cornell University Press. The first piece to be explored from the book is Sense of Place, by Jennifer Adams et al. – an essay about place-based education in cities that can be read online here. There will be a short period for reading at the [...]

Scotland’s Vision 2030+

By | October 19th, 2017|Blog|

As you might recall, in March 2013 Scottish government ministers accepted all 31 recommendations of the Learning for Sustainability (LfS) report which put forward that every learner should receive their entitlement to LfS and every practitioner should demonstrate LfS in their practice.  In addition, it called for every school and centre to develop a coherent, whole school approach [...]

DfID survey on global learning

By | October 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Department for International Development [DfID] is consulting on the design of a potential new programme for development education from 2018.  This will focus on increasing impact and better engaging UK citizens in tackling poverty and achieving the SDGs.  This is an opportunity to help shape the future direction of Government supported development education in the UK.  Click here to find out [...]

IUCN and the Sustainable Development Goals

By | October 17th, 2017|Blog|

IUCN says that it champions nature’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  It is the UN agency whose role it is to monitor progress towards the biodiversity-related targets amongst the goals.  IUCN understands that the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, and the 17 SDGs that underpin it, recognise that the natural world and its life-giving services must [...]

Monday Round Up – October 16 to 20

By | October 16th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman begins an article on the safety culture in schools like this: In the run up to the summer holidays, the streets around Ofsted’s offices were awash with eager young children on school trips. Like scores of children before them, they came into London to learn about their nation’s capital. What marked these [...]

Usborne Big Picture Book Outdoors

By | October 13th, 2017|Book Review|

As anyone familiar with Usborne Picture Books will anticipate, this publication by Minna Lacey really is a feast for the eyes for any young nature lover. The pages are crammed full of illustrations, making it a great book to sit and look at, spotting different animals and plants in the double page spreads on each occasion. [...]

More from the Environmental News Network

By | October 13th, 2017|Webwatch|

The latest update from the Environmental News Network begins with an article on record-low 2016 Antarctic sea ice levels because of a 'perfect storm' of tropical, polar conditions.  The original study was published on August 24th in Geophysical Research Letters.  The Network says: A dramatic drop in Antarctic sea ice almost a year ago, during the Southern Hemisphere [...]

Summer Natural England Research Round up

By | October 12th, 2017|Blog|

You can see the late Summer round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news from Natural England here. This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, [...]