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Natural England Update

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Here are some reports from Natural England's latest round-up. The impact of greenery on physical activity and mental health of adolescent and adult residents of deprived neighborhoods: a longitudinal study Jessica S. Gubbels et al. [...]

A Focus on Nature

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|

A Focus on Nature is a network of young conservationists which sets out to inform wider nature conservation debates by offering a new perspective on environmental issues, providing young nature conservationists with access to opportunities, and promoting nature [...]

How can local empowerment transform communities?

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

How can local empowerment transform communities? Think Global is running two workshops to bring together NGOs and social economy initiatives – including Locality, Social Enterprise UK and Islamic Relief – to find new ways of empowering communities, [...]

Recent reporting update from Natural England

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

Here's a round up of recent reports on research, policy and practice from Natural England (Summer 2016). This was collated and issued by the partnership of Natural England, the Council for Learning outside the Classroom, [...]

Manchester’s environment; Manchester’s heritage

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

The Countryside Classroom September newsletter has a feature on a project from the Manchester Environmental Education Network (MEEN) which focuses on the industrial revolution’s heritage in the local area. Using the project, called ‘Our environment, our heritage’, two East [...]

Up-cycling or?

By | September 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

We are grateful to Max McMurdo for these up-cycling tips: Jam jars – these make great display storage Old lampshades – remove fabric to reveal a beautiful wire structure Coat hangers – these can be [...]

Gut feelings about outdoor activities

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

The Children & Nature Network reports an Australian study (by ABC's Layla Tucak) which says that gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity are linked to outdoor play. This begins: Playing in nature used to be a [...]

The Sustainable Schools Framework – and those doorways

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

This article was first published in NAEE's Summer 2015 journal Environmental Education (Vol 109), as our 'President's Column'.  The views are Bill Scott's own, not NAEE's. The Sustainable Schools Framework – and those doorways Much of the work of the [...]

There’s gloom in the data, but hope as well

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

We've copied this from our President's blog: I was scribbling about global warming and went to the NASA website.  As well as some fine pictures – they do have some of the world's best camera angles – [...]