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Get Growing at School

By | July 24th, 2017|Blog|

The Guardian has been running a feature on food growing in schools that began way back in February 2016.  The details are here. Postings include: Children must know how the food they eat affects the planet.  Corinna Hawkes says more needs to be done to help children make better food choices. a sustainable diet is one way [...]

Energy Choices – two teacher guides

By | July 19th, 2017|Blog|

In the United States, the North American Association for Environmental Education [NAAEE] has launched a middle school level teacher's guide to provide an introduction to the guide Energy Choices: What Should We Do About America's Energy Future? which is produced by the Environmental Issues Forum [EIF]. NAAEE says that using Energy Choices offers an opportunity for teachers and students to [...]

Wildlife Watch

By | July 17th, 2017|Blog|

Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts. It's on a mission to put wildness into families, teenagers & children. Wildlife Watch runs two blogs. One is Benny the Blenny's blog which is quite hard to say but which "explores life beneath the waves around Britain with Benny the Blenny".  The most recent post was on Dad’s [...]

Bak in the lift agane – a cautionary tale

By | July 12th, 2017|Blog|

Today's post is from Ben Balin, the chair of the West Midlands Sustainable Schools Network [@wmsussch ]. Somewhere among the chatter of these volatile past few weeks, I have started to pick out a familiar refrain that had been silent for some time.  It is twitching its nervous little nose like a hedgehog cautiously re-emerging from [...]

CJS Focus

By | July 10th, 2017|Blog|

We regularly feature the work of the Countryside Jobs Service, although we don't always explore the full range of what its website has to offer.  Today's blog looks at the CJS library of feature articles previously published in CJS Focus.  These are articles written for CJS by a range of organisations and charities.  There is information [...]

4 Stark Realities Of The Global Water Crisis

By | July 6th, 2017|Blog|

Business Connect has a feature titled: 4 Stark Realities Of The Global Water Crisis.  This begins: Everyday, millions of people take clean water for granted.  We don’t give a second thought to taking a long shower or cleaning our cars.  We bathe our children in crystal clear water and cool off with the hose.  We drink [...]

Research update from Natural England – Part 2

By | July 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Here is the second part of Natural England's recent round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between [...]

The contribution of fieldwork

By | June 28th, 2017|Blog|

Today’s blog comes from Dr Melissa Glackin, an NAEE Fellow who works at King’s College London.  Melissa is commenting from the perspective of science education on Alan Kinder’s recent NAEE blog. The contribution of fieldwork It was great to read Alan Kinder’s blog for NAEE earlier this month: The contribution of fieldwork to geography education. [...]

Research update from Natural England – Part 1

By | June 26th, 2017|Blog|

Here is the first part of Natural England's recent round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links [...]

Handprinting the Earth

By | June 23rd, 2017|Blog|

The idea of an environmental handprint is the positive side of the environmental footprint.  For example: Handprint is positive action, commitment, measurement; it also means connecting – joining hands and a symbol of care. Environmental issues have become part of one’s life and so there is a dire need to practice positive sustainable actions from [...]