Monthly Archives: August 2019


RSPB Children’s Guide to Bird Watching

By | August 20th, 2019|Book Review|

Aimed at 8-12 year olds, this is a well-organised book that offers a ‘head start’ to anyone interested in finding out more about birds.  The first half of the book gives essential information and useful tips to young birders, including how to recognise different bird species (looking at size, shape, colour, behaviour, calls etc.); the [...]

Natural England’s early Summer Update

By | August 20th, 2019|Blog|

Here's a selection of research and other reports related to learning and the environment collated by Natural England. The Impact of Participation in an Outdoor Education Program on Physical Education Teacher Education Student Self-efficacy to Teach Outdoor Education K Hovey, D Niland, JT Foley - Journal of Teaching in Physical Education Results indicated a significant increase [...]

August 19th Report

By | August 19th, 2019|Webwatch|

Our colleagues at NAAEE are offering the following resources for students and educators: Nature and Nurture: Understanding the Psychology of Pro-Environmental Behavior Do younger generations care more about global warming? International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) Volume 6, Number 2 Children’s Book "Scientists Get Dressed" Explores What Scientists Wear to Make New Discoveries, Save Lives, [...]

Conservation through Creative Writing

By | August 13th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This article  by Elizabeth Joy Levinson is a free download from the Autumn 2018 Green Teacher magazine.  This is how it begins: RECENT RESEARCH has shown that narrative structure has a powerful impact on the human brain. Studies in neuroscience and narrative structure support this idea; some researchers are finding that narrative structures such as those used in fiction and poetry [...]

Getting Started in the Forest

By | August 13th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is a case study of introducing outdoor learning into a primary school by Rebecca Wilkinson, Teaching Trees Programme Officer, at the Royal Forestry Society. The Royal Forestry’s Society’s Teaching Trees Programme is undertaking a two year pilot programme in Staffordshire to offer free training and consultancy to primary schools with the aim of increasing [...]

August 12th Report

By | August 12th, 2019|Webwatch|

We're pleased to welcome Henry Greenwood as our latest NAEE Fellow. Henry is founder and managing director of Green Schools Project, a social enterprise he set up in 2015.  He is also a Maths teacher who, while teaching at Kingsmead School in Enfield, developed the role of Sustainability Coordi­nator, assembling a group of students who embarked [...]

Nature Friendly Schools

By | August 6th, 2019|Blog|

Nature Friendly Schools is one of three projects within the Children and Nature programme which is a flagship programme for the 25 Year Environment Plan, led jointly by Natural England, Defra and Department for Education and with a budget of £10m. The Children and Nature programme has two priority outcomes, to achieve ‘positive benefits to pupils’ mental health and wellbeing [...]

August 5th Report

By | August 5th, 2019|Webwatch|

Each state-funded school in the North of Tyne Combined Authority area [ Newcastle city, North Tyneside and Northumberland ] will receive funding to train one member of staff as a United Nations accredited climate change teacher.   The authority is working with the creators of the eduCCate Global Teacher Academy United Nations Climate Change (UNCC). UNCC approached the [...]

The SDG Bookclub

By | August 3rd, 2019|Book Review|

This is an extract from the reading list of the UN SDG Bookclub: Razia’s Ray of Hope Razia and her family live in a small village in Afghanistan where a new school for girl’s is being built. Razia is very excited about the chance to learn but it will take all her courage and confidence [...]