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September 16th 2019

By | September 16th, 2019|Webwatch|

We had an email from UKSCN last week.  This is what it said: The climate crisis is the number one challenge facing us all — it’s down to us to make the government realise that urgent climate action can’t wait.  To do that, we need as many people as possible to turn out for the [...]

CLOtC research reporting

By | September 10th, 2019|Blog|

Here's a selection of news and research that CLOtC has highlighted recently – in case you missed them.  You can follow CLOtC's research reporting here, and its news output here.  Each is regularly updated and so are worth monitoring.   The meaning of participation in school ground greening: A study from project to everyday setting. [...]

September 9th 2019

By | September 9th, 2019|Webwatch|

Over the Summer, activists tried to persuade the DfE to require teacher educators in universities and elsewhere to cover climate and ecological issues.  This was the response: "... there are no plans to amend the Teachers’ Standards.  The Teacher’s Standards and the Framework of Core Content for Initial Teacher Training are the ‘core’ minimum entitlements for trainee [...]

The importance of walking and cycling to school

By | September 2nd, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

Rachel White is Senior Policy and Political Advisor at Sustrans.  She writes here about the importance of walking and cycling to school.  This article was first published in the latest edition [Vol 121] of NAEE's journal Environmental Education, which is freely available to members. Not every parent and carer is able to walk or cycle with their child [...]

Natural England’s mid-Summer update

By | September 2nd, 2019|Blog|

Here's a further selection of research and other reports related to learning and the environment collated by Natural England. An Affective Measure of Nature Connectedness for Children and Adults: Validation, Performance and Insights. Richardson, Hunt, Hinds, Bragg, Fido, Petronzi, Barbett, Clitherow, and White. - Journal of Nature Conservation. To establish the reliability of the new [...]

September 2nd 2019

By | September 2nd, 2019|Webwatch|

NAAEE has announced its latest group of environmental education leaders who are under 30 years old.  NAAEE says: These inspirational leaders are using environmental education to address environmental and social issues in communities around the world. This incredible group consists of teachers, conservationists, researchers, and social entrepreneurs that are addressing issues that range from mitigating tensions between [...]

A CITES update

By | August 27th, 2019|Blog|

This is an update from the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation about the first week of the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which regulates the trade of such species by subjecting individual species to certain levels of control.  These are represented under three appendices which can be found here. Elephants currently sit [...]

August 26th Report

By | August 26th, 2019|Webwatch|

GEEP – the Global Environmental Education Partnership – asks if you have any recently published resources, innovative programmes, forthcoming opportunities, or other updates you want to share with the GEEP network?  The next issue of GEEP News is coming out in mid-September so please send submissions to no later than August 31.  . Meanwhile in the UK, a secondary geography teacher [...]

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 [...]