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October 14th 2019

By | October 14th, 2019|Webwatch|

Last Saturday saw the launch of Teach the Future.  This is a youth-led campaign to reorient the English education system around the climate emergency and ecological crisis and is a partnership between UKSCN and SOS-UK. TtF says that it is not good enough that climate change is restricted to a few subjects and that many of our teachers and lecturers [...]

Reducing marine pollution: schools are playing their part!

By | October 10th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

Lorna Hall is Education and Outreach Officer at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, a charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins. WDC’s vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.  Their mission is to amaze people with the wonder of whales and dolphins and inspire global action to protect [...]

Environmental youth social action; a blog from Graham Frost

By | October 8th, 2019|Blog|

Graham Frost is headteacher of the Robert Ferguson primary school in Carlisle and he contributed a blog here earlier in the year following his school's successful organising of a climate summit. Late last month he contributed to the #iwill conference which featured the launch of Transform Our World – a digital repository of teaching resources for schools [...]

October 7th 2019

By | October 7th, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE is pleased to announce that we shall be working with COBIS supporting its new Eco-Award for its schools.  COBIS is a membership association of British International Schools.   COBIS supports its 500+ members and represent their interests in Britain and overseas, particularly with Government, education authorities and educational associations. The Award scheme will run from October 2019 [...]

Natural England’s late Summer Update

By | October 1st, 2019|Blog|

Here's a selection of research and other reports related to learning and the environment collated by Natural England. A coordinated research agenda for nature-based learning Jordan & Chawla – Frontiers in Psychology Nature-based learning as an avenue for enhancing children’s educational and developmental outcomes is receiving wide-spread attention. After an extensive review of the literature [...]

September 30th 2019

By | October 1st, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE is looking forward to contributing to the work of Our Shared World – a consortium of organisations whose overarching goal is that "by 2030, the UK education community ensures every learner receives an education that equips them to contribute to a just, sustainable and resilient world through the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4.7". The draft objectives are: 1 (embedded, [...]

Comments on a curriculum that explores rapid climate change

By | September 24th, 2019|Blog|

Thanks to everyone who has commented on Bill Scott's post last Tuesday about a climate change curriculum.  Although all the comments can be found alongside the post on the website, we've pulled out a few highlights: "The big missing piece, for me — the elephant not invited into the room — is the question of [...]

September 23rd 2019

By | September 23rd, 2019|Webwatch|

In early October a new campaign – "Teach the Future” – will be launched by SOS-UK, UKSCN and XR-educators.   The plan is to bring pressure to bear on the new government that will emerge from the forthcoming election, and, more importantly, perhaps, influence the manifestos of the political parties going into the election.  The campaign aims [...]

A selection of titles with environmental themes

By | September 18th, 2019|Book Review|

Here's an initial selection of books with environmental themes suitable for primary education that has been put together by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education CLPE. The Storm Whale by Benji Davies Simon and Schuster 9781471115684 Noi lives a self-sufficient life with his dad by the sea in an isolated home reminiscent of the fishing huts at [...]

A curriculum that is serious about exploring rapid climate change

By | September 17th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is written by our Chair of Trustees, Bill Scott.  It explores the issue of a curriculum that is serious about exploring rapid climate change.  Bill is writing in a personal capacity, and these are not NAEE's views.  The post was published on his own blog yesterday.   Now that it's become clear that curriculum time [...]