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Monkton Nature Reserve – a hidden gem

By | August 14th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Kashmir Flint, Environmental Education Officer at the Monkton Nature Reserve (and until recently, NAEE's Facebook editor), writes about the reserve and about her work there. Monkton Nature Reserve is a 16-acre former chalk quarry based in Thanet, Kent, run by a small independent charity.  Thanet is one of the most deprived areas in Kent with tree coverage [...]

UK museum collections and nature conservation

By | August 14th, 2018|Blog|

Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at Manchester Museum (part of the University of Manchester) is undertaking a study, funded by the British Ecological Society, that aims to help strengthen and develop UK natural sciences collections as a research-useful infrastructure in support of nature conservation and ecological research.  The methodology draws on Prof Bill [...]

More from Natural England

By | August 8th, 2018|Blog|

Here's a further set 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 areas: The [...]

August 6 – News round up

By | August 6th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Social Farms & Gardens website contains a wide range of resources including the Get Your Hands Dirty pack.  An autumn campaign is planned to help raise awareness of the need for land-based qualifications.  If you are not yet a member of Social Farms & Gardens (and within that the School Farms Network) you can click here and join – it is [...]

The latest from Natural England

By | July 31st, 2018|Blog|

Here's a 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 areas: Nature [...]

July 30 – News Round-up

By | July 30th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE is working with partners at Stanford University, the University of Florida, and the Children & Nature Network to get a better sense of how environmental educators and other professionals think about nature.  You can help by responding to this short survey.   Butterfly Conservation says that the Big Butterfly Count is now on, running from July 20th to August 12th. [...]

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

By | July 28th, 2018|Book Review|

This is how a review of Thor Hanson's book in the Economist begins: "BEES are wasps that went vegetarian. This was a brilliant evolutionary move: they now outnumber wasps by around three to one.  Instead of hunting creatures that would rather not be eaten, they turned to living things that offered themselves on a plate. [...]

Global learning, mental health, wellbeing and SEND

By | July 25th, 2018|Blog|

Ben Ballin comments on a recent report from a research project that he was involved in at a Special School in Birmingham where he worked with teacher-researchers to try to understand the contribution of global learning to the wellbeing and mental health of young people aged 11–19 with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Our headline finding is that, [...]

Lessons learned in Cornwall

By | July 23rd, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Tim Baker Headteacher, Charlton Manor School, Greenwich, and an NAEE Fellow, writes about a recent school trip to Cornwall. On the farm  Recently I organised a trip for 6 pupils to stay on a farm in Cornwall for 4 days.  During this time, they practised and learned skills such as fire lighting, shelter building and raft [...]

July 23 – News Round-up

By | July 23rd, 2018|Webwatch|

Learning Away has a new CPD training programme to help put together brilliant residentials which is going live in September.  This has been developed with teachers and the modules draw on the real-life experiences and learnings from schools.  The programme has two strands, one for the school leadership team and one for teachers.  The programme aims to help develop [...]