Children and Nature Research Digest

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Click here to read the latest Children and Nature Research Digest. This is a new and welcome venture from CN&N, and there are features on: Creativity     Education     Environmental Concern     Families     Mental [...]

The benefits of oudoor learning

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

In a recent Outward Bound Trust blog, Andrew Wilson shared his belief in the benefits of oudoor learning and explained how it can work in the context of an inner-city comprehensive.  He began: "I'm going to [...]

Are children and young people really disconnected from nature?

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

This important question was posed by Rob Bushby, the John Muir Trust's Award Manager, in an article for the The Scotsman on January 13th.  It appears in full on the JMT website. The article begins: [...]

Brundtland 2.0

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Here's Ronald Rovers again.  This time the blog is about the need to think again about what Brundtland said. It begins: "Maybe its understandable, but in fact a kind of ‘national narcism’: Solving the climate [...]

Outward Bound Blogs

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

The Outward Bound Trust publishes blogs on a wide range of issues that are relevant to its work.  Its most recent one was on the "death of the graduate", and looked at the issue of [...]

A tree is not just for Christmas

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Here's Dutch blogger Ronald Rovers reflecting on our use of Christmas trees and the issue of what's best: 'real' or artificial ones – or artificial real ones.  It's complex enough to write this, but much [...]

Values in ‘sustainable education’

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Can focusing on values in Sustainable Education result in a bigger impact?’ This question is asked by Luke Wynne, Head of Youth and Schools at Global Action Plan, in a recent guest blog on the [...]

European nature laws not to be revised

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Here's a blog from The Wildlife Trusts about good news for wildlife. It begins: "Today the European Commission agreed not to ‘open’ up the Birds and Habitats Directives (the ‘Nature Directives’) – these are key European [...]

Big Garden Birdwatch

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Here's a recent RSPB blog (by Kevin Middleton) about the forthcoming Big Garden Birdwatch. It begins: "Before this weekend I rarely spent a prolonged period of time watching the birds in our garden. It was a revelation [...]