Update on NAEE

By | August 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|

NAEE has been given approval from the Charity Commission to become a CIO – a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.  We now have new governance and management arrangements, and a slightly revised charitable object which is to: "provide [...]

Is it time to bid farewell to zoos?

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

A recent article in the Guardian by Philip Hoare asks whether it's time to shut zoos down.  It begins: "Recently, for reasons too odd to explain, I visited London zoo without intending to. I don’t go [...]

Rio Olympics…. Do green messages take Centre Stage?

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

As with every large scale event, there is bound to be controversy.... Rio Olympics, it seems, is no different! Images of a 'green' , polluted waters - along with others - have flashed around the [...]

The wicked problem of driven grouse shooting

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition in support of a ban on driven grouse shooting in the UK.  Although NAEE is studiously neutral on what is a conservation issue not an educational one, we do understand that [...]

Notes from the New Nature Movement from Richard Louv

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Here's Richard Louv writing about nature for the Children and Nature Network  He says, "What's nature?  Whilst scientists and poets struggle to find the answer, each of us must capture the mystery." He goes on: "A [...]

Remembering Luc Hoffmann

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Luc Hoffmann died on July 21st, age 93.  He was heir to the Hoffmann-LaRoche pharmaceutical fortune, but used his money for conservation, being heavily involved with funding WWF from its inception in 1961.  His approach to [...]

Outdoor learning “boosts children’s development”

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

You can read the BBC's take on the report of the natural connections project here. As part of this, the report's main author told BBC news: "We need to be a little bit clearer about [...]

Today is Earth Overshoot Day

By | August 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Earth Overshoot Day is the day in the year when our demand for ecological resources and services exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.  We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and accumulating waste, [...]

How does being in ‘quality nature’ contribute to human wellbeing?

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

This article was first published in NAEE's Winter 2015 journal Environmental Education (Vol 110), as our 'President's Column'.  The views are Bill Scott's own, not NAEE's. How does being in 'quality nature' contribute to human wellbeing? It is hard [...]