The latest from Natural England

By | December 9th, 2019|Blog|

Here's a recent round up from Natural England of recent evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and [...]

COP 25 in Madrid

By | December 2nd, 2019|Blog|

As we noted last week, The Economist has a new fortnightly summary of climate change issues.  Its first edition focused on the annual UN climate talks now being in Madrid. These are a prelude to next year’s COP26 in Glasgow when the nearly 200 countries that signed up to the Paris agreement in 2015 are expected to commit [...]

The importance of bringing climate change into the curriculum

By | November 26th, 2019|Blog|

Ria Dunkley,  Lecturer in Geography, Environment and Sustainability, at the University of Glasgow, writes in The Conversation about the importance of bringing climate change into the curriculum: It’s too late to protect them from it, so how do teachers tell children about climate change without scaring them? The good news is that young people are already [...]

Our leaders have been badly educated …

By | November 19th, 2019|Blog|

So said Zamzam Ibrahim, the NUS and SOS_UK President in her address to the recent NUS sustainability summit.   More fully, she said: "Our leaders are making bad decisions because they have been badly educated."  This is how her talk begins: "SOS-UK is NUS’s brand new sustainability charity, created so we can go further and faster with our sustainability [...]

Should and Can Education Save the Planet?

By | November 12th, 2019|Blog|

Today's post is by Arjen Wals, the well-known international environmental educator and researcher who writes: "Last month I attended the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Hamburg.  Around 3000 participants from over 60 countries attended the conference.  Since the overall theme was 'Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research [...]

Environmental education at How Hill

By | November 5th, 2019|Blog|

Today we feature a blog from St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Norwich.  In this, the year 5 students recount their recent visit to How Hill which is an environmental study centre in the Norfolk Broads. Here are a few of the children's many comments about what they did and how much they enjoyed it: [...]

This changes everything

By | October 29th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is by Mick Haining. This post is one he recently contributed to Extinction Rebellion.  As with all our guest blogs, the view's expressed are the author's. As Naomi Klein puts it, “this changes everything”. This particular climate change is a product of human ways of living and, if it is to be slowed [...]

Green Schools Project conference

By | October 22nd, 2019|Blog|

On July 3rd The Green Schools Project ran a schools climate conference for students from Year 5 to 12 at UCL, bringing together almost 200 students from 13 schools.  In this blog, Green Schools Director, Henry Greenwood reflects on the conference and what it achieved.  As with all NAEE blogs, the views expressed are the writer's. We didn’t [...]

Environmental education is dynamite!

By | October 15th, 2019|Blog|

This (longer than usual) post is by Alan Reid (Monash University), the editor of Environmental Education Research.  Alan's writing in a personal capacity about the Global Environmental Education Partnership which is meeting at the end of this week at the NAAEE conference in Lexington KY. 1 What do people care about in environmental education? I [...]

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 [...]