Monthly Archives: February 2018


Reflections on the ASE conference

By | February 15th, 2018|Blog|

If you click here, you can read the thoughts of Jen Baughan, the CEO of Solutions for the Planet, on her visit to the ASE conference in Liverpool last month. We were struck by this passage: "Two of the workshops that I attended were focussed on Environmental Education (EE) in secondary schools.  The first workshop, [...]

Natural England Round up

By | February 13th, 2018|Blog|

Click here to read another round up from Natural England of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items. 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, [...]

Environmental education and special needs in South Africa

By | February 12th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Tamlyn Hardy writes about the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Seabirds (SANCCOB) which is an international leader in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing; contributes to research which benefits seabirds; trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to develop behavioural change which benefits marine life and environment. I currently [...]

February 12 to 16 News round up

By | February 12th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Big Farmland Bird Count has been run by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) which has encouraged farmers, land managers and gamekeepers to spend around 30 minutes on the lookout for birds.  Founder of the Bird Count, Jim Egan, said a huge number of farmers and keepers were doing ‘tremendous work’ to boost farmland birds [...]

Sustainable Living – a new blog from Richard Jurin

By | February 8th, 2018|Blog|

Richard Jurin, a North American environmental educator, has a new blog that focuses on sustainable living.  As Richard puts it: Thoughts on what it really means for humanity to live sustainably: a blog for discussion on the reality of a vision for living sustainably with health, happiness, and well-being See this for greater detail.  Recent posts [...]

Ronald Rovers on the doughnut

By | February 6th, 2018|Blog|

We have written a number of articles on Kate Raworth’s ideas about the doughnut.  For example: January 2018  Doughnut Economics May 2017  The false laws of physics May 2015  A Safe and Just Space for Humanity Now Ronald Rovers – whose blog is an occasional feature here – has written about the hole in the [...]

Emerging environmental science in early years education

By | February 5th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Sue Dale Tunnicliffe, University College London, writes about environmental science in the early years. Research  Science is all around, an integral part of our world. Young children are intuitive scientists (Gopnik, 2009).  They observe, ask questions, investigate, collect data and work out what it means, forming an understanding, which is their basis for understanding their world. This [...]

February 5 to 9 News round up

By | February 5th, 2018|Webwatch|

The British Science Association says that following British Science Week’s virtual race, Run the Solar System, it is announcing a new race for 2018: Run to the Deep.  Produced in partnership with Six to Start, Run to the Deep will be an immersive running app which chronicles a journey from the sea surface to the Marianas Trench – the deepest [...]

Creating Young Leaders in Sustainable Development

By | February 2nd, 2018|Webwatch|

Leicester City Council is organising a conference on March 16th with its focus on Creating Young Leaders in Sustainable Development. The aims of the conference are to help practitioners support learners to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development (Global) Goal 4.7.   It  will be a combination of workshops and activities "to inspire and engage" [...]

Environment professionals and the 25 year plan

By | February 1st, 2018|Blog|

This is the latest in our series of commentaries on the government's 25 Year Environment Plan.  It's written by NAEE Fellow, Dr Phillip Murphy, of the University of Leeds. My first thought on receiving the report was at last a long-term view!  Undertaking paleo-environmental research means I deal in much longer time scales than 25 years but the very [...]