Monthly Archives: January 2018


The GA Conference

By | January 17th, 2018|Webwatch|

The 2018 GA conference takes place at Sheffield Hallam University from Thursday April 5th to Saturday April 7th.  There will be over a hundred sessions including workshops, lectures, field visits, 'teacher-to-teacher' sessions, and debates. The programme is summarised here: Thursday programme at a glance Friday programme at a glance Saturday programme at a glance Full Programme The Conference [...]

The 25 Year Environment Plan: Green future or green wash?

By | January 16th, 2018|Blog|

Last week, the government launched its 25 Year Environment Plan, and we intend to cover this important event with a number of posts in the coming weeks.  We begin, appropriately, with the views of NAEE's President, Prof Justin Dillon of the University of Exeter.   The long-awaited 25-year Environment Plan was launched on January 11 delivering on [...]

Don’t even think about it

By | January 15th, 2018|Book Review|

It was the enticing title to George Martin's book:  Don’t even think about it: why our brains are wired to ignore climate change that persuaded me to order the book from our library. There was just one copy in the whole of Cumbria, so it wasn’t high in the popularity charts, which is just the [...]

Monday Round-up – January 15 to 19

By | January 15th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE says that it's not too early to plan a trip to Spokane to attend the NAAEE 2018 conference.  The research Research Symposium is from October 9 to 10 – the pre-Conference Field Trips and Workshops are on October 10 – and  the Conference proper is from October 10 to 13. The government has published its 25 Year Plan to [...]

Science for Environmental Educators

By | January 12th, 2018|Webwatch|

ASE's Midlands Conference is on Saturday 3rd March [9:00 to 12:45] at Derby University in the Kirtley Building, Kedleston Rd, Derby, DE22 1GB.  There will be a session on Practical approaches in Environmental Education by Lee Jowett who is Environmental Education Coordinator at Leicester City Council. ASE says: Lee will show you opportunities to use resources and activities which support [...]

EO Wilson and the needs of the Earth

By | January 11th, 2018|Blog|

The Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy [CASSE] issued a blog by Brian Czech on January 8th that featured the latest project from EO Wilson: Nature Needs Half.  The blog starts: WE NEED NATURE.     NATURE NEEDS HALF.     ERGO, WE NEED NATURE TO GET HALF. Half of what?  The planet.  That’s the essence of E.O. [...]

More on John Muir

By | January 10th, 2018|Webwatch|

Venture Scotland, review and reflection at Marthrown of Mabie woods, Dumfries We mentioned the John Muir Trust before Christmas.  Here are a few more highlights of recent activities: A new Literacy & Nature Resource Guide highlights how nature and the outdoors can inspire and support literacy skills.  It includes links to resources that [...]

Doughnut Economics

By | January 9th, 2018|Book Review|

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think like a 21st Century Economist, by Kate Raworth, was published in early April.  The Resilience website has a quick summary of what the book is about, this is a YouTube overview, and here is brief (17 minute) explanation in an RSA video. These are Raworth's 7 ways: 1. Change the goal: from GDP [...]

You say you want a resolution

By | January 9th, 2018|Blog|

Today's blog is from Ben Ballin who chairs the West Midlands Sustainable Schools Network – @wmsussch – It is written in Ben's personal capacity It’s that time of year again when people look back on what they have achieved in the preceding twelve months and vow to do better in the following ones.  In that spirit, I have come up with [...]

Monday Round-up – January 8 to 12

By | January 8th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE's new curriculum review will be published in the next 10 days.  This focuses on secondary education and will complement our primary review that was published in 2016.  The Foreword to this publication which sets the review in its wider context is still available on our website and can be accessed here.   The journal Ecopsychology will [...]