Monthly Archives: March 2018


But these things also are Spring’s

By | March 21st, 2018|Blog|

To mark World Poetry Day, here's Edward Thomas writing about the transition from Winter to Spring   But these things also are Spring's But these things also are Spring's – On banks by the roadside the grass Long-dead that is greyer now Than all the Winter it was;   The shell of a little snail [...]

More Wildlife Watch blogs

By | March 20th, 2018|Blog|

Here are a few more Wildlife Watch blogs Gardening for Wildlife in a Small Space Ann, from SumoGardener tells us how to make the most of a small space! Just because you might have a small garden, it doesn't mean it can't be a wildlife haven, and look beautiful, too!  Read more ... St Peter's School [...]

March 19 to 23 News Round up

By | March 19th, 2018|Webwatch|

Dan Raven-Ellison will be giving the public lecture at this year's GA Annual Conference [April 5 to April 7].   He'll be talking about Guerrilla Geography: 125 ways to be a geography activist.  The lecture is free to attend so make sure you add it to your Conference booking. Click here to see full details.    Countryside Classroom [...]

The Book of Bees

By | March 18th, 2018|Book Review|

The winner of the 2017 Educational Writers’ Award is THE BOOK OF BEES, written by Wojciech Grajkowski, illustrated by Piotr Socha, and translated into English from the Polish by Agnes Monod-Gayraud. This year’s judges – school librarian Marion Le Lannou; London headteacher Mike Reeves; and writer, editor and publisher of books for young people Annemarie Young – [...]

Exploring the environmental aspects of locality

By | March 18th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Exploring the environmental aspects of locality as a response to curriculum change in Mongolia In the academic year 2014 and 2015, a major modification of the core curriculum of primary education has been introduced in every school in Mongolia. It has strong emphasis on encouraging different learning approaches, opposing traditional classroom teaching where didactic teacher [...]

Press for Progress

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog|

Press for Progress was the title of a recent blog written by by Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association  She began: Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of women throughout history and around the globe, as well as reflect on what more can be done [...]

News from Natural England

By | March 13th, 2018|Blog|

This is a round up from Natural England of recent and relevant 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 in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve [...]

March 12 to 16 News Round up

By | March 12th, 2018|Webwatch|

If you fancy being Wild and True with Debbie Warrener in The New Forest, there are still spaces for March 23-25 (with early bird prices for the May 25-27 weekend).  There's more detail here. A Gaia Sensitive Living Workshop in Exeter will explore what a ‘right relationship with Gaia’ might be.  The workshop will address such questions as: Can we create [...]

The latest Environmental Education – Vol 117

By | March 8th, 2018|Blog|

The latest edition of NAEE's Environmental Education (Vol 117) is about to be published for members.  This has been edited by Justin Dillon and has STEM as a theme.  Its contents include: Using the farm environment for teaching science with Early Years and Key Stages 1 & 2 – Nina Hatch The Woodcraft Folk: our approach to STEM [...]

Giving learners the wings to fly

By | March 7th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Lorna Fox says that inspiring the next generation of conservationists has always been an important part of the work we do at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT).  Our learning sessions are a big part of how we do this.  Over the years we have engaged with over two million school children at our nine visitor [...]