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More Wildlife Watch Guest Blogs

By | November 30th, 2017|Blog|

Here are 5 more Wildlife Watch Guest Blogs to supplement the ones we published the other day: 6. The benefits of outdoor learning Marina Robb, author of ‘Learning with Nature: A how-to guide to inspiring children through outdoor games and activities', talks about the benefits of outdoors learning in this beautiful blog post.  Give it a [...]

The Pollinator Promise

By | November 29th, 2017|Webwatch|

Click here to read about how one school inspired its local community to protect pollinators – there's a video as well. Earlier this year a group of enterprising and creative Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils from St Alban's Primary School in Hampshire won the Polli:Nation Project’s ‘Art with a Message’ competition for their ‘Pollinator Promise’ [...]

Guest Blogs on Wildlife Watch

By | November 28th, 2017|Blog|

Wildlife Watch publishes a lot of Guest Blogs.  These contain "inspirational stories, advice and 'wild' ideas from our teenage and young supporters.  They share how they spend their wild time, the conservation issues that they are passionate about and tonnes of ways that you can get in touch with nature." Here are some recent examples: 1. The [...]

Monday Round up – November 27 to December 1

By | November 27th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE will be represented at St George's House, Windsor, this week, at a consultation with a focus on young people and the sustainable development goals.  There will be a range of short presentations about what goal-related work is trying to achieve from across the UK with presentations from NGOs and schools about how they go about this important [...]

Farming and Birds

By | November 26th, 2017|Book Review|

The New Naturalists Online is an internet bookseller which specialises in books about the natural world.  Recently Published books include: Falcons Alien Plants Slugs and Snails Brecon Beacons Early Humans It includes a print-on-demand service for past editions.  Currently, NNOL is featuring special editions of Farming and Birds by Ian Newton.  The website says: More than [...]

An extract from Environmental Education Vol 116

By | November 24th, 2017|Webwatch|

Today's post is an extract from the Webwatch section of the latest edition of NAEE's journal Environmental Education [Vol 116].  Bioblitz from the Bristol Natural History Consortium is a major leader in biological surveys.  The Natural History Museum has produced a down-loadable guide to running a BioBlitz, and the National Trust runs similar surveys on its own properties, [...]

Artists and children collaborate to remake unearthed finds

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

“YES, I’ve found another rock!”  “I like that one; I like its shape and colour.” Watching the children sift through the finds as they were dug from the trench was fascinating; their curiosity for the objects (mostly rocks) that were dug up was something that I can completely relate to, given my curious fascination with [...]

IUCN’s archive of reports

By | November 23rd, 2017|Blog|

IUCN is continuing to digitise its huge archive of reports. Created in 1948, IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations.  As the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, it harnesses the knowledge and expertise of its 1,300 Member organisations and the input of some 16,000 experts to provide [...]

Supermarket waste activity for KS 3

By | November 22nd, 2017|Webwatch|

A new Activity Kit from Think Global explores the topical concept of waste food and waste plastics.  It investigate the reasons why so much food is wasted and evaluate possible ways of reducing this.  Think Global says: In the UK, there is now year-round access to a mind-boggling array of foods, transported from the furthest reaches [...]

Monday Round up – November 20 to 24

By | November 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE is encouraging everyone with an interest in environmental education to respond to the global Call for Action from the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP). Here's a video to watch which explains the background, and you can respond to the call here and help shape the future. 2. Juliet Robertson asks: Do you worry about ensuring basic literacy skills [...]