Monthly Archives: March 2018

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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 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 [...]

Changing children’s attitudes to nature

By | March 6th, 2018|Blog|

Can a school trip change children’s attitudes to nature? asks Lorna Fox, WWT’s National Learning Adviser in a recent COtC blog. The post explores the results of research which tracked 500 pupils aged 8-9 who went to visit a WWT wetland centre for a pond dipping session.  Lorna's post begins: "What was your best day of the school year when [...]

March 5 News Round-up

By | March 5th, 2018|Webwatch|

New Scientist says that the clothes on our backs are responsible for huge amounts of pollution – but lab-grown fabrics and changes to our fashion habits can make a big difference.  It adds: Dressing ourselves is a necessity that has spawned one of the most polluting economic activities on the planet.  The clothing industry creates carbon emissions [...]

It’s World Book Day

By | March 1st, 2018|Blog|

It's world book day today and many young people all over the world will be going to school dressed as their favourite characters.  There will surely be lots of Harry Potter, David Walliams, Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, Tom Fletcher, Clare Balding (etc) and Disney (etc) characters as world book day becomes more about commerce than about [...]