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Changing how you look at things changes how you see them!

By | April 19th, 2017|Blog|

Today's Guest Blog is by Stephen Martin, Honorary Professor, University of Worcester, Visiting Professor in Learning for Sustainability, University of the West of England, and President of Change Agents UK. Changing how you look at things changes how you see them! Put another way, it is crucial that we retain and facilitate the ability to think outside the [...]

More research reports from Natural England

By | April 10th, 2017|Blog|

Here's more recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items issued by the partnership of Natural England, The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and Historic England on behalf of and for the Strategic Research Groups.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural [...]

British Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom

By | April 5th, 2017|Blog|

Today’s guest blog is by Geoffrey Guy who lectures at Reaseheath College.  Geoff is the Director of Education for Bushcraft Education Ltd, and the founder of the Bushcraft Education blog: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom (TEKW) from the British Isles Bushcraft skills were once more than recreation, without knowledge of plants people would once have been without food, medicine [...]

Lottery help for wildlife

By | April 3rd, 2017|Blog|

The Guardian reports £4.6m lottery grant to help a range of endangered species, including the ladybird spider, the shrill carder bee, the chequered skipper butterfly, the bearded false darkling beetle, the royal splinter cranefly, the prostrate perennial knawel, and interrupted brome. Now, be honest, how many of those did you know existed, let alone were endangered? [...]

The latest New Nature Network blogs

By | March 31st, 2017|Blog|

Click here to find the latest blogs from the New Nature Network. What you'll find will include: The Wisdom of Water: Reflections of an Outdoor Educator by Katie Vogel Seven Cities Activate Strategies to Connect Kids to Nature by Priya Cook The Real Nature Channel: Time for Kids to Tune In by Arden Bucklin-Sporer and more ... . [...]

Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools

By | March 29th, 2017|Blog|

A team of researchers from King's College, London, has embarked on a research project funded by Leverhulme and the British Academy to ask ... Where is environmental education in secondary schools, what is it, and what should the future be? It will run from March 2017 to September 2018 and is led by Drs Melissa Glackin and [...]

Reports from Natural England

By | March 27th, 2017|Blog|

Here's a round up of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items issued by the partnership of Natural England, The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and Historic England on behalf of and for the Strategic Research Groups.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for [...]

Two more rivers get legal rights as people

By | March 24th, 2017|Blog|

We reported on March 16th the decision in New Zealand to grant the Whanganui river rights as a "legal person". India has followed this up, citing the New Zealand move, to declare the Ganges and Yamuna rivers to be people as well.  The Economist has a feature on both these developments, providing much more detail on the [...]

A crisis in US environmental policy?

By | March 23rd, 2017|Blog|

The problems that our sister organisation in North America [NAAEE] is having over its funding have now become clearer.  You can see the detail of the difficulties here, and this quote from NAAEE's recent message to its members illustrates the significance of the problem the USA as a whole now faces: "The Administration’s budget, as many of [...]

What UNESCO is up to

By | March 22nd, 2017|Blog|

Do you get the ESD ZOOM newsletters from UNESCO?  These are essential reading if you want to keep up with ESD, the GAP, etc round the world.  Here is a link to the most recent one in January. In this, the highlight was UNESCO seeking nominations for the third edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development [...]