Monthly Archives: October 2017


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, [...]

Nature’s Voice

By | October 11th, 2017|Webwatch|

RSPB says that if you love nature, you'll love Nature's Voice, its award-winning podcast.  Each month RSPB brings you features, interviews and news of birds and wildlife, from back gardens to the Sumatran rainforest.  There's also a back catalogue. RSPB says: We'll take you soaring with birds of prey, look back over 30 years of Big Garden Birdwatch, [...]

British Birdgirl introduces her peers to wildlife

By | October 10th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

British Birdgirl introduces her peers to wildlife Mya-Rose Craig Wildlife blogger Mya-Rose Craig is a 15-year-old British Bangladeshi young naturalist, birder and conservationist. She writes the successful Birdgirl blog and was a Bristol European Green Capital Ambassador along with Shaun the Sheep. She has also been listed with singer George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams [...]

A catechism for sustainability? The UNESCO Learning Objectives

By | October 10th, 2017|Blog|

Today's guest blog is by Ben Ballin. 255 learning objectives Attentive souls may have spotted that a report was published by UNESCO earlier this year, setting out learning objectives for each of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals.  It is no doubt a laudable achievement to create fifteen learning objectives for each of the seventeen goals: that’s [...]