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The Summer Green Teacher

By | July 17th, 2018|Blog|

The latest Green Teacher (Vol 116) has been published.  Here are the contents: Maskwi’omin: A Birch Bark Antibiotic by Matthias Bierenstiel, Tuma T.W. Young and Kathy Snow Bringing Western and Indigenous methods to the science classroom The Wild About Vancouver Festival by Elizabeth Beattie and Hartley Banack An annual outdoor education festival that encourages everyone to [...]

June 16 – News Round up

By | July 16th, 2018|Webwatch|

Registration is open for the 47th  NAAEE annual conference in Spokane from 10 to 13 October.  It will focus on the power of education to create positive change for the future. NAAEE says: "EE is a force for building a more civically engaged citizenry. It’s a force for creating a more diverse and inclusive movement. [...]

Environmental Education Vol 118

By | July 10th, 2018|Blog|

The Summer 2018 edition [ Vol 118 ] is now available to members c/o the NAEE website.   This has been edited by Henricus Peters and Juliette Green and has a focus on Literacy.  Its contents include: Ecoliteracy – David Whitley Teaching literacy outside – Juliet Robertson Persuasive writing about plastics – Julie Williams Green story competition – Denise Baden The next generation of [...]

July 9 – News Round up

By | July 9th, 2018|Webwatch|

London's Natural History Museum says it's all a flutter about scientists studying the way dragonflies fly in the hope of making small planes more stable and robust.  It adds: "Dragonflies are some of the most mobile insects on the planet. They can control the angle and speed of each of their four wings independently to [...]

How is the UK performing on the Sustainable Development Goals?

By | July 3rd, 2018|Blog|

UKSSD's new report, Measuring up, shows for the first time how the UK is performing on the Sustainable Development Goals.  You can download the whole report here. And the ‘quality education’ section of the report which NAEE contributed to is here.  UKSSD says: "While there's an enormous amount to celebrate, the most vunerable people and places in our society [...]

July 2 – News Round-up

By | July 2nd, 2018|Webwatch|

The Woodland Trust says nominate your tree of the year.  Nominations are open to any living tree in the UK with a story to tell and any individual, group or organisation can nominate a tree until 9 am on 6 August.  Winning trees from previous years are excluded.   The UN has published Ocean Literacy for all. [...]

Global Learning Research update

By | June 26th, 2018|Blog|

The GLP has compiled research and evaluation studies on global learning in schools in England. You can access it here. Recent output includes GLP Research Papers Vikki Pendry (2018) Using global data in primary mathematics Helen Lawson (2018) Primary pupils’ attitudes towards and understandings of poverty Hilary L. Alcock and Linda Ramirez Barker (2016) Can global learning raise standards within [...]

June 25 News Round up

By | June 25th, 2018|Webwatch|

The latest edition of the NAEE journal 'Environmental Education' has just been published, including articles on story and literacy.  It's distribution is currently restricted to members, but the contents are set out here.   Findlay Wilde is a young conservationist who is fascinated by all wildlife, but especially birds.  He wants to do everything he can to protect [...]

Our natural inheritance

By | June 22nd, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Findlay Wilde says that there are two very simple facts to keep in mind throughout this article:  The human race cannot survive without the natural world.  The human race is responsible for devastating the environment/natural world.  It seems like madness when you see it written down like that, doesn't it?   Why would anyone destroy [...]

More from Natural England

By | June 19th, 2018|Blog|

Here's more from 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 [...]