Yearly Archives: 2018

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September 17 – News Round up

By | September 17th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE says "Imagine if we treated educators and scientists like the superstars that they are.  Imagine if everyone believed that they had the power to effect change, even in the smallest of ways". To facilitate this, they launched a new podcast about climate resiliency and education on September 12th.  You can listen to the promo here.  With support from National Geographic, [...]

Green Schools Blog

By | September 11th, 2018|Blog|

The Green Schools Project [GSP] was set up to enable young people to get involved with environmental projects.  The idea is that schools should be setting a good example, educating students about how to live in a way that minimises negative impacts on the environment.  GSP says that, in reality, this is often not the case [...]

Call of Nature: the secret life of dung

By | September 10th, 2018|Book Review|

Henricus Peters writes: I was fortunate, back in the late 1990s, to visit the East African savannah and witness some of the most amazing wildlife there. With wildlife comes life and death – and with the life comes ‘poo’… but, now that I come to think of it, I was not ‘wading through the brown [...]

September 10 – News Round up

By | September 10th, 2018|Webwatch|

As we noted last week, although the ENSI secretariat has now closed, its website archive is still available.  Syd Smith, former ENSI representative from Australia writes that a considerable legacy is left in place ... What made ENSI unique over its 32 years of operation was its “emphasis on the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development across the [...]

Is a beautiful tomorrow really in the hands of today’s youth?

By | September 4th, 2018|Blog|

So says the Worldwatch Institute.  Along with thousands of others, no doubt, NAEE received the following message (and request) from the Institute: Hello, The world has a crisis of monumental proportions: the modern societies that we love so much are overtaxing the finite resources of our planet at a level that cannot be sustained through this century. While [...]

September 3 – News Round up

By | September 2nd, 2018|Webwatch|

Think Global announced the winner of the 2018 Global Educator of the Year Award – Samantha Olubodun who is a primary school teacher and a Specialist Leader in education, at Meadow County Primary School, Cheshire.  She works within her school and County to help pupils and teachers to better understand the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), [...]

More blogs from the Children and Nature Network

By | August 28th, 2018|Blog|

Here are links to a couple of recent Children and Nature Network blogs WRITING FROM A TREE: On the Inspiration of Nature Virginia Bee Ward is a 13-year-old poet and author who lives on a small farm in Western North Carolina. Her mother, Carolyn Ward, is CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.  Her post [...]

The Geography Quality Mark

By | August 27th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

 Rebecca Kitchen Secondary Curriculum Leader, Geographical Association, writes about the Geography Quality Mark: making an impact on teaching and learning. As Head of Geography at Aylesbury High School, I found this incredibly powerful: my geography department improvement plan was informed by the Quality Mark, and vice versa.  It also enabled the whole department to be involved [...]

August 28th – News Round up

By | August 27th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE has announce the 2018 EE 30 Under 30 awardees who work across five continents and "are champions of energy, water, climate resilience, the Arctic, environmental health issues, and more.  Through a wide variety of approaches including journalism, music, and gardening, they are working to create change in their communities and on the global stage." [...]

A foretaste of TEESNet 2018

By | August 21st, 2018|Blog|

Here are some of the papers being presented at the September TEESNet conference.  We notice that a focus on the SDGs is outweighing that on ESD which is to be expected and a welcome sign.  A focus on GC/GL persists, however, with little discernible interest in EE even though the Goals do require a focus on [...]