Monthly Archives: May 2018

The latest from Natural England

By | May 30th, 2018|Blog|

Here's the latest round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and practice in these [...]

May 29 News Round up

By | May 28th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Bristol Natural History Consortium's 2018 Festival of Nature in Bristol and Bath starts on June 2nd with a week-long programme of activity sandwiched between free family festival events at Bath's Green Park station.  The full festival programme is here.  While you're browsing, why not look at the Bioblitz and Communicate programmes as well   Bristol-based Arkive is 15 years old [...]

Born Outdoors

By | May 24th, 2018|Blog|

The Outdoor Council is to launch ‘Born Outdoors’ – a new campaign to pull together the adventure learning and outdoor sector with a focus on building outdoor learning programmes around every child.  The campaign’s aims are to; “ensure that the 750,000 four-year olds entering reception classes in September 2022 will be guaranteed high quality outdoor learning [...]

The NUS campaign on Plastics

By | May 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Here's an update from the NUS on its campaigns around plastics: Over 40 students’ unions (SUs) have got rid of plastic straws through The Last Straw That has also led to Trinity Saint David's SU becoming our first plastic-free bar! Reading SU has passed policy to apply a plastic tax on straws, which has delivered [...]

May 21 News round up

By | May 21st, 2018|Webwatch|

Walk to School week starts today.  Every year Living Streets puts together a fun themed challenge to take on while walking to and from school.  In 2017 400,000 children and their families joined the challenge and got a taste of the many benefits the simple act of walking can bring.   Countryside Classroom says you can follow [...]

Birds as a source of inspiration for environmental education

By | May 20th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Clare Whitelegg is RSPB Schools Outreach Officer in Eastern England.  Here she writes about birds as a source of inspiration.  The breeze in your hair, golden leaves on an autumnal oak and the gentle ‘tsetse’ calls of long tailed tits high up in the branches: a moment of ‘connection to nature’ on one of the RSPB’s Schools Outreach [...]

The latest from Natural England

By | May 17th, 2018|Blog|

Here's the latest round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and practice in these [...]

ASE Best practice guides

By | May 15th, 2018|Blog|

NAEE's two recent curriculum guides can now both be found in the ASE's best practice advice to schools.  Getting access to them is tricky as ASE has made it complicated.  It's best just to click on this: best practice environment & sustainability. This is how the guide begins: Since the 1970s public awareness of, and concern for, [...]

May 14 News Round up

By | May 14th, 2018|Webwatch|

Click here to find out what's happening at Slimbridge over the coming weeks.  There are lots of educational activities.   This year, the International Day for Biological Diversity is May 22nd.  This year’s theme is "Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity" which marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity and was chosen [...]

Learning for Well-being at Ashley School

By | May 9th, 2018|Blog|

This is a link to a recent article by Richard Dunne, Head of Ashley School, for the Learning for Well-being magazine. This is how Richard's article begins: "If we are to take seriously the idea of a sustainable future, then the current education system is not fit for purpose.  This is not to decry the need [...]