Monthly Archives: October 2017


Monday Round up – October 9 to 13

By | October 9th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a feature on how birds manage to fly at high altitudes where the oxygen levels are low: "Flying on Fumes".    Over five years, Cornell PhD student Sahas Barve (and others) studied the evolutionary solutions birds had come up with, publishing findings in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  Barve’s study focused [...]

NAAEE’s virtual conference

By | October 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

As you will know by now, the annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education had to be cancelled owing to hurricane devastation.  NAAEE has announced, however, that it will hold a virtual conference, beginning on October 17th.  Details are here. NAAEE says: We hope you can join us for virtual conference week [...]

More Children and Nature Network blogs

By | October 5th, 2017|Blog|

1. September Is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Ken Krall | WXPR  September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in the U.S., a national event to raise awareness of the problem which affects one in six children in this country. Experts say a rise in idle activities, such as watching television and streaming services and playing video games, has the [...]

The Ascent of the Human

By | October 4th, 2017|Webwatch|

New Scientist Events asks: How did an upright ape conquer the world and all its rivals?  Discoveries made over the past few years are re-writing the story of human evolution – and it is far more intriguing than we ever imagined. It is organising a one-day masterclass with six leading experts guide you through the discoveries that are [...]

The Cairngorm Reindeer; a re-wilding success from the 1950s

By | October 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Today’s guest blog is by Geoffrey Guy who lectures at Reaseheath College.  Geoff is the Director of Education for Bushcraft Education Ltd, and the founder of the Bushcraft Education blog: Reindeer became extinct in the British Isles during the 12th Century, with the last known records of them occurring in the Orkneyinga saga which documents some of the history [...]

Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life

By | October 2nd, 2017|Book Review|

Jane Goodall is something of a conservation superstar and I have been very fortunate to have met her, twice. She is a well-qualified zoologist and environmentalist; a trailblazer in African chimpanzees and as a woman scientist. She is 83 and still going strong, spread-ing the conservation message as she travels world-wide; she certainly draws a [...]

Monday Round up – October 2 to 6

By | October 2nd, 2017|Webwatch|

1. The Natural History Museum in London has published its autumn programme of events and activities.  It's here. The museum says: See award-winning nature photography, learn about some of the world's most venomous creatures and dive into the evolutionary history of the whale. Exhibitions are open until 22.00 on the last Friday of October and November. [...]