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A Big Green Dream in schools

By | December 15th, 2017|Webwatch|

The ScottishPower Green Energy Trust is inviting pupils from year S1 and S2 in Scotland or Year 7 and Year 8 in England and Wales to use their creativity to tell them about their school’s Big Green Dream.  From putting renewable energy to good use or introducing eco-initiatives, the Big Green Dream could help make schools more [...]

It’s so cool being an Eco-School!

By | December 14th, 2017|Blog|

Today's Guest Blog comes from Karen Davies, Partnerships Co-ordinator at Stafford Borough Council. Stafford Borough Eco-Schools Network continues to thrive!  The last meeting of the Summer term was held at Weston Road Academy in its refurbished ‘eco-classroom’.  Guest speaker, Prof Tausz from Birmingham University, spoke about ‘Norbury’s Unique Forest Experiment’ a world leading research project looking at the [...]

Our natural inheritance

By | December 13th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Findlay Wilde is a young conservationist who is fascinated by all wildlife, but especially birds.  He wants to do everything he can to protect nature now and in the future.  Currently he is trying to raise awareness about hen harrier persecution in particular, but he is also trying hard to move the natural world higher [...]

Community Environmental Education

By | December 13th, 2017|Webwatch|

LEEF says Come and chat urban about environmental education over a cup of tea.  Our first reading group on 'Sense of Place' was held in November and it turned out to be an interesting and thought-provoking discussion.  This is a brilliant opportunity to reflect and explore how big ideas about Environmental Education connect to hands-on practice [...]

Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education

By | December 12th, 2017|Blog|

Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education – Remaking Education for the Future is a new book.  The publisher says that it: "provides a critique of over two decades of sustained effort to infuse educational systems with education for sustainable development.  Taking to heart the idea that deconstruction is a prelude to reconstruction, this critique leads to discussions about how [...]

Monday Round up – 11 to 15 December

By | December 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE's new Secondary Curriculum Handbook will be published on our website in early January.  Our blog on Thursday will set out the Foreword to the Handbook written by NAEE's Chair of Trustees.  This begins: Writing some two years on from the publication of NAEE’s Early Years and Primary Curriculum Handbook in 2015, I was briefly tempted to [...]

STEM workshops on the green economy

By | December 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

Groundwork London is currently offering schools STEM workshops Linked to the Key Stage 3 Science and Geography Curriculum on the topic of the Green Economy.  The programme, 'Welcome to the Green Economy'  - funded by Our Bright Future, will engage 700 young people across 70 secondary schools in London and show them how to undertake environmental audits [...]

Children and Nature Network research digest

By | December 7th, 2017|Blog|

The latest edition of the Children and Nature Network research digest can be downloaded here. There is a lot in here under 6 headings: Access to Nature Benefits of Green Environments Birth Outcomes Environmental Knowledge, Attitudes & Behaviors Play & Playgrounds Enhancing the Impact of Research The following caught our eye: Children use greater cognitive resources [...]

Sustainability Science: key issues

By | December 7th, 2017|Book Review|

Routledge says that its new book, Sustainability Science: Key Issues, ... "is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduates, postgraduates, and participants in executive trainings from any disciplinary background studying the theory and practice of sustainability science.  Each chapter takes a critical and reflective stance on a key issue or method of sustainability science.  Contributing authors offer perspectives [...]

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

By | December 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) says that there's never been a better time to become a member.  If you join now your membership will not be due for renewal until April 2019. Benefits for members A free copy of the new CLOtC Members’ Guide to LOtC Free CPD modules for members A free copy [...]