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More on John Muir

By | January 10th, 2018|Webwatch|

Venture Scotland, review and reflection at Marthrown of Mabie woods, Dumfries We mentioned the John Muir Trust before Christmas.  Here are a few more highlights of recent activities: A new Literacy & Nature Resource Guide highlights how nature and the outdoors can inspire and support literacy skills.  It includes links to resources that [...]

Doughnut Economics

By | January 9th, 2018|Book Review|

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think like a 21st Century Economist, by Kate Raworth, was published in early April.  The Resilience website has a quick summary of what the book is about, this is a YouTube overview, and here is brief (17 minute) explanation in an RSA video. These are Raworth's 7 ways: 1. Change the goal: from GDP [...]

You say you want a resolution

By | January 9th, 2018|Blog|

Today's blog is from Ben Ballin who chairs the West Midlands Sustainable Schools Network – @wmsussch – It is written in Ben's personal capacity It’s that time of year again when people look back on what they have achieved in the preceding twelve months and vow to do better in the following ones.  In that spirit, I have come up with [...]

Monday Round-up – January 8 to 12

By | January 8th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE's new curriculum review will be published in the next 10 days.  This focuses on secondary education and will complement our primary review that was published in 2016.  The Foreword to this publication which sets the review in its wider context is still available on our website and can be accessed here.   The journal Ecopsychology will [...]

Communication between children of Italy, England and Nepal

By | January 6th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Our school is situated in Lombardia, in the North of Italy. This region is characterised by a continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm, muggy summers. In recent years, there have been several sudden temperature changes and peculiar atmospheric events (strong winds, torrential rain etc.), that are absolutely unusual and have attracted the attention [...]

New Year Round-up January 2018

By | January 3rd, 2018|Webwatch|

1. Welcome to 2018 and a Happy New Year from everyone at NAEE.    Let's hope it's a good year for environmental eduction and all who support and practise it. 2. A new website has been launched for the ANGEL project: Academic Network on Global Education & Learning.  This will provide a focal point for the project that aims to bring [...]

NAEE’s Secondary Curriculum Handbook

By | December 21st, 2017|Blog|

NAEE's new Secondary Curriculum Handbook will be published on our website in early January.  As a foretaste, this is the Foreword to the report written by NAEE's Chair of Trustees: Writing some two years on from the publication of NAEE’s Early Years and Primary Curriculum Handbook in 2015, I was briefly tempted to write the [...]

An update from Natural England

By | December 19th, 2017|Blog|

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

Monday Round up – December 18 to 29

By | December 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE brings you news from the other end of the earth.  If you click here, you'll see a range of publications from Education Outdoors New Zealand.  EONZ has a commitment to fostering and advocating for quality outdoor learning experiences which can educate for a sustainable future.  Its mission is to increase participation in quality outdoor learning experiences, and [...]

Children’s books about birds

By | December 17th, 2017|Book Review|

Juliette Green explores a range of books about birds for children. Spot 50 Garden Birds Camilla de la Bedoyere  I use these ‘Spot 50’ books all the time when working out-side with children (other titles include wildflowers, trees and insects). They are easy to navi-gate as a simple field guide, and contain just the right [...]