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August 19th Report

By | August 19th, 2019|Webwatch|

Our colleagues at NAAEE are offering the following resources for students and educators: Nature and Nurture: Understanding the Psychology of Pro-Environmental Behavior Do younger generations care more about global warming? International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) Volume 6, Number 2 Children’s Book "Scientists Get Dressed" Explores What Scientists Wear to Make New Discoveries, Save Lives, [...]

Conservation through Creative Writing

By | August 13th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This article  by Elizabeth Joy Levinson is a free download from the Autumn 2018 Green Teacher magazine.  This is how it begins: RECENT RESEARCH has shown that narrative structure has a powerful impact on the human brain. Studies in neuroscience and narrative structure support this idea; some researchers are finding that narrative structures such as those used in fiction and poetry [...]

Getting Started in the Forest

By | August 13th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is a case study of introducing outdoor learning into a primary school by Rebecca Wilkinson, Teaching Trees Programme Officer, at the Royal Forestry Society. The Royal Forestry’s Society’s Teaching Trees Programme is undertaking a two year pilot programme in Staffordshire to offer free training and consultancy to primary schools with the aim of increasing [...]

August 12th Report

By | August 12th, 2019|Webwatch|

We're pleased to welcome Henry Greenwood as our latest NAEE Fellow. Henry is founder and managing director of Green Schools Project, a social enterprise he set up in 2015.  He is also a Maths teacher who, while teaching at Kingsmead School in Enfield, developed the role of Sustainability Coordi­nator, assembling a group of students who embarked [...]

Nature Friendly Schools

By | August 6th, 2019|Blog|

Nature Friendly Schools is one of three projects within the Children and Nature programme which is a flagship programme for the 25 Year Environment Plan, led jointly by Natural England, Defra and Department for Education and with a budget of £10m. The Children and Nature programme has two priority outcomes, to achieve ‘positive benefits to pupils’ mental health and wellbeing [...]

August 5th Report

By | August 5th, 2019|Webwatch|

Each state-funded school in the North of Tyne Combined Authority area [ Newcastle city, North Tyneside and Northumberland ] will receive funding to train one member of staff as a United Nations accredited climate change teacher.   The authority is working with the creators of the eduCCate Global Teacher Academy United Nations Climate Change (UNCC). UNCC approached the [...]

The SDG Bookclub

By | August 3rd, 2019|Book Review|

This is an extract from the reading list of the UN SDG Bookclub: Razia’s Ray of Hope Razia and her family live in a small village in Afghanistan where a new school for girl’s is being built. Razia is very excited about the chance to learn but it will take all her courage and confidence [...]

UK Student Climate Network Newsletter 1

By | July 30th, 2019|Blog|

This is the first newsletter from the UK Student Climate Network [UKSCN].  We shall bring you future editions when they're published.* Youth Strike 4 Climate #6 On Friday 19th of July, the UK once again saw thousands of students take to the streets in over 70 locations to demand climate justice in our 6th national [...]

July 29th Report

By | July 29th, 2019|Webwatch|

The Green Schools Project is launching a new 'Climate Action' programme in September and is looking for a small number of schools to run a pilot. This is a series of CPD sessions that focuses on building a whole-school ethos that addresses the climate crisis and allows schools to respond to it through a creative and purposeful [...]

Save the Planet from Plastic

By | July 23rd, 2019|Blog|

The Rotary / NAEE Heart of England Save the planet from plastic schools competition ended with an extensive exhibition that was launched by the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Linda Bingham, and the Rotary Heart of England District Governor, Saroj Bala Jaspal, at the end of June.  The exhibition comprised six large collages constructed from plastic bags and other plastic objects.  A [...]