Monthly Archives: October 2019

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This changes everything

By | October 29th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is by Mick Haining. This post is one he recently contributed to Extinction Rebellion.  As with all our guest blogs, the view's expressed are the author's. As Naomi Klein puts it, “this changes everything”. This particular climate change is a product of human ways of living and, if it is to be slowed [...]

October 28th 2019

By | October 28th, 2019|Webwatch|

Click here to listen to recent a Women's Hour podcast on how to talk to young people about climate change.  At the heart of this is a contribution from Fiona Cowan, the headteacher of Bolsover Infants school who has completed the UN's EduCCate Global the Climate Change teacher training programme which we featured in August.  The podcast is 11 [...]

Green Schools Project conference

By | October 22nd, 2019|Blog|

On July 3rd The Green Schools Project ran a schools climate conference for students from Year 5 to 12 at UCL, bringing together almost 200 students from 13 schools.  In this blog, Green Schools Director, Henry Greenwood reflects on the conference and what it achieved.  As with all NAEE blogs, the views expressed are the writer's. We didn’t [...]

October 21st 2019

By | October 21st, 2019|Webwatch|

The programme for the Education for the Future: Climate Emergency Conference where Teach the Future was launched 10 days ago is here. Highlights included: What would a sustainable curriculum look like? – Richard Dunne, The Harmony Project Students reforming the curriculum – Quinn Runkle, SUS-UK / Maeve, Rethinking Economics Practical steps to green your school – Henry Greenwood, the Green School Project Teach Climate Truth: Going Green [...]

The Girl who Really Really Really Loves Dinosaurs

By | October 17th, 2019|Book Review|

Dinosaurs hold a particular fascination among young children.    This beautifully illustrated book will swiftly become a favourite for reading aloud to groups of early years pupils, with just a few words in large print on each page, which are dominated by the large, simple, colourful images of dinosaurs. The book tells the story of a [...]

Environmental education is dynamite!

By | October 15th, 2019|Blog|

This (longer than usual) post is by Alan Reid (Monash University), the editor of Environmental Education Research.  Alan's writing in a personal capacity about the Global Environmental Education Partnership which is meeting at the end of this week at the NAAEE conference in Lexington KY. 1 What do people care about in environmental education? I [...]

October 14th 2019

By | October 14th, 2019|Webwatch|

Last Saturday saw the launch of Teach the Future.  This is a youth-led campaign to reorient the English education system around the climate emergency and ecological crisis and is a partnership between UKSCN and SOS-UK. TtF says that it is not good enough that climate change is restricted to a few subjects and that many of our teachers and lecturers [...]

Reducing marine pollution: schools are playing their part!

By | October 10th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

Lorna Hall is Education and Outreach Officer at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, a charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins. WDC’s vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.  Their mission is to amaze people with the wonder of whales and dolphins and inspire global action to protect [...]

Environmental youth social action; a blog from Graham Frost

By | October 8th, 2019|Blog|

Graham Frost is headteacher of the Robert Ferguson primary school in Carlisle and he contributed a blog here earlier in the year following his school's successful organising of a climate summit. Late last month he contributed to the #iwill conference which featured the launch of Transform Our World – a digital repository of teaching resources for schools [...]

October 7th 2019

By | October 7th, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE is pleased to announce that we shall be working with COBIS supporting its new Eco-Award for its schools.  COBIS is a membership association of British International Schools.   COBIS supports its 500+ members and represent their interests in Britain and overseas, particularly with Government, education authorities and educational associations. The Award scheme will run from October 2019 [...]