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Environmental youth social action; a blog from Graham Frost

By | October 8th, 2019|Blog|

Graham Frost is headteacher of the Robert Ferguson primary school in Carlisle and he contributed a blog here earlier in the year following his school's successful organising of a climate summit. Late last month he contributed to the #iwill conference which featured the launch of Transform Our World – a digital repository of teaching resources for schools [...]

Natural England’s late Summer Update

By | October 1st, 2019|Blog|

Here's a selection of research and other reports related to learning and the environment collated by Natural England. A coordinated research agenda for nature-based learning Jordan & Chawla – Frontiers in Psychology Nature-based learning as an avenue for enhancing children’s educational and developmental outcomes is receiving wide-spread attention. After an extensive review of the literature [...]

Comments on a curriculum that explores rapid climate change

By | September 24th, 2019|Blog|

Thanks to everyone who has commented on Bill Scott's post last Tuesday about a climate change curriculum.  Although all the comments can be found alongside the post on the website, we've pulled out a few highlights: "The big missing piece, for me — the elephant not invited into the room — is the question of [...]

A curriculum that is serious about exploring rapid climate change

By | September 17th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is written by our Chair of Trustees, Bill Scott.  It explores the issue of a curriculum that is serious about exploring rapid climate change.  Bill is writing in a personal capacity, and these are not NAEE's views.  The post was published on his own blog yesterday.   Now that it's become clear that curriculum time [...]

CLOtC research reporting

By | September 10th, 2019|Blog|

Here's a selection of news and research that CLOtC has highlighted recently – in case you missed them.  You can follow CLOtC's research reporting here, and its news output here.  Each is regularly updated and so are worth monitoring.   The meaning of participation in school ground greening: A study from project to everyday setting. [...]

Natural England’s mid-Summer update

By | September 2nd, 2019|Blog|

Here's a further selection of research and other reports related to learning and the environment collated by Natural England. An Affective Measure of Nature Connectedness for Children and Adults: Validation, Performance and Insights. Richardson, Hunt, Hinds, Bragg, Fido, Petronzi, Barbett, Clitherow, and White. - Journal of Nature Conservation. To establish the reliability of the new [...]

A CITES update

By | August 27th, 2019|Blog|

This is an update from the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation about the first week of the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which regulates the trade of such species by subjecting individual species to certain levels of control.  These are represented under three appendices which can be found here. Elephants currently sit [...]

Natural England’s early Summer Update

By | August 20th, 2019|Blog|

Here's a selection of research and other reports related to learning and the environment collated by Natural England. The Impact of Participation in an Outdoor Education Program on Physical Education Teacher Education Student Self-efficacy to Teach Outdoor Education K Hovey, D Niland, JT Foley - Journal of Teaching in Physical Education Results indicated a significant increase [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]