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We Should Never Have Called It Earth

By | May 3rd, 2018|Blog|

So says Kate Marvel, a climate scientist and rather fine writer from NASA.  Here she's writing on the On Being website about ocean warming.  It's a dark tale.  But then, it's not a story, it's what is happening. She writes: "I am not afraid of the ocean, although I should be.  On hot summer weekends I [...]

9 changes to stop climate change?

By | May 1st, 2018|Blog|

A Woodland Trust blog by Laura Cottam has this headline: How to stop climate change: nine changes to make today.   It begins: Climate change is well and truly happening and that is the inconvenient reality.  Rising temperatures around the world have largely been due to increase in carbon dioxide and other man-made emissions in the [...]

April 30 News Round up

By | April 30th, 2018|Webwatch|

World Press Freedom Day takes place on 3 May.  The Global Learning Programme (GLP) says that you can mark the event with your pupils using a Key Stage 3/4 resource on exploring the right to freedom of expression it has developed.  This resource supports citizenship and English lessons by exploring the right to freedom of expression and whether it has limits. It [...]

The pathways to nature connection

By | April 26th, 2018|Blog|

We mentioned Miles Richardson a couple of weeks ago.  He says that the pathways to nature connection are: Contact – The act of engaging with nature through the senses for pleasure e.g. listening to birdsong, smelling wild flowers, watching the sunset. Beauty – Engagement with the aesthetic qualities of nature, e.g. appreciating natural scenery or engaging [...]

Resources suggested by Natural England

By | April 24th, 2018|Blog|

Here are more links from Natural England, this time to recent resources.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and practice in these areas. The following caught our eye: #NatureForAll is [...]

April 23 News Round up

By | April 23rd, 2018|Webwatch|

Frog life is holding a toad summit on 19th June to discuss toad conservation.  There will be a variety of speakers from academics and from community-focused practitioners, including talks from Froglife patron, Jules Howard, and conservation evidence research associate, Dr Silviu Petrovan.   Registration and other details here.   The Wildlife Trusts website sets out long lists of things to do in [...]

Chelsea Physic Garden: Shelf Life

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

Michael Holland, Head of Education at London's Chelsea Physic Garden writes about his work with schools and young people. When working with visiting school groups, one of the first questions I ask of them is “Did anyone eat any plants for breakfast?” Often, the response is laughter and disbelief that a grown man would ask such [...]

A space-time analysis of laundry drying

By | April 19th, 2018|Blog|

Ronald Rovers asks why are governments building wind turbines so that people can use electricity to dry their washing.  Why not use the wind directly and cut out all the technology, he asks.  It's a good question which many people in the UK at least have answered for themselves.  We have on average more space [...]

Green Teacher latest

By | April 17th, 2018|Blog|

Green Teacher is providing two open access articles from its most recent issue.  These are: A Systems Activity about Our Universe by Edith Pucci Couchman How and why this visual framework might benefit advanced 6th graders and above Culture, Justice, and Environment by Rita Turner Helping students explore the roots of environmental problems The full contents of the [...]

April 16 News Round up

By | April 16th, 2018|Webwatch|

The State of Global Education in Europe (2017) report, produced by Global Education Network Europe (GENE), is a follow-up to their 2015 report and aims to report on trends, issues and funding in global education.  GENE is a partner of ANGEL, a forum for academics and researchers in global education. You can read more and access the [...]