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London Wetland Centre activities

By | August 9th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here are some August and September activities in London: Night Safaris  Fridays from the 4th to 25th August This summer bring your kids you on an exciting night adventure building dens, listening to wildlife and looking for bats and other nocturnal animals. We’ll finish the evening with stories around a roaring campfire toasting marshmallows. Suitable for [...]

Suggestions from Wildlife Watch – part 2

By | August 8th, 2017|Blog|

Here are some more suggestions c/o Wildlife Watch for summer activities. Beauty in the Beasts - Chris Lawrence  Wildlife photographer, and Wildlife Trust volunteer, Chris Lawrence talks about the wonder of insects, and how he uses his skill in photography to directly help his local Wildlife Trust!  Have a read, then pick up your camera!  My [...]

Monday Round up – August 7 to 13

By | August 7th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Click here to read July's round up from Think Global.  It includes news of the Global Educator of the Year, and its Global learning annual event (28-29 November) that is  taking place in Birmingham.  This will include the Think Global AGM.  The event is for organisations working in global learning and will "demonstrate vision and showcase excellence in [...]

Control must be maintained

By | August 4th, 2017|Webwatch|

‘Control must be maintained’: exploring teachers’ pedagogical practice outside the classroom. This paper, by NAEE Fellow, Dr Melissa Glackin has been published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education.  Here's the Abstract: Drawing on qualitative data, this article presents an analysis of six secondary science teachers’ expectations and practices related to teaching outdoors during [...]

Summer update from Natural England – part 1

By | August 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Natural England has released its latest round up of recent evidence and reports, policy developments, large scale initiatives, resources and news items. This is to support the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All [SRGLNEOA] to "develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and [...]

LEEF summer activities

By | August 2nd, 2017|Webwatch|

You can join bgen, LEEF and BGCI for a Networking Day at Kew on Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 10am-4pm. They will be exploring successful educational initiatives that thrive on working together. The aim is to "bring together like-minded professionals to mingle, get inspiration and share their best practices". Participants will have the chance to: Hear how partnership working has [...]

Suggestions from Wildlife Watch – part 1

By | July 31st, 2017|Blog|

Here are some suggestions c/o Wildlife Watch for summer activities: Top 5 Things to Try in Your Garden This Summer  Matthew Appleby, author of 'The Children's Garden'offers helpful, easy ways you can get your children outdoors this summer! What's more, you can win a copy of the book yourself!  Give it a read Our 30 Days [...]

Montgomery Primary School visits Martineau Gardens

By | July 31st, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Hooda Samad Reception teacher, Montgomery Primary Academy, Birmingham As a ‘Talk 4 Writing’ school, we always focus our literacy around a story; this half term, Reception children are reading The Bad-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle. To immerse the children into the story, we planned a trip to Martineau Gardens which gave them hands-on experience by [...]

Monday Round up – July 31 to August 6

By | July 31st, 2017|Webwatch|

1. The Natural History Museum is looking for teachers to support the development of learning and training opportunities as the Museum. Amongst others, these include representation on our Teacher Advisory Networks, attendance at consultation sessions and providing advice on teacher support and training needs.  You can register your interest by providing us with your details including the [...]

Popular websites about birds

By | July 28th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here is a selection of the many websites that focus on birds. 1. Birds of Britain  Over 450 pages including changing monthly features and a permanent guide to Britain's bird reserves and clubs. 2. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)  The RSPB’s website provides you with your local RSPB reserves, the birds that should be around [...]