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More Wildlife Watch Guest Blogs

By | November 30th, 2017|Blog|

Here are 5 more Wildlife Watch Guest Blogs to supplement the ones we published the other day: 6. The benefits of outdoor learning Marina Robb, author of ‘Learning with Nature: A how-to guide to inspiring children through outdoor games and activities', talks about the benefits of outdoors learning in this beautiful blog post.  Give it a [...]

Guest Blogs on Wildlife Watch

By | November 28th, 2017|Blog|

Wildlife Watch publishes a lot of Guest Blogs.  These contain "inspirational stories, advice and 'wild' ideas from our teenage and young supporters.  They share how they spend their wild time, the conservation issues that they are passionate about and tonnes of ways that you can get in touch with nature." Here are some recent examples: 1. The [...]

IUCN’s archive of reports

By | November 23rd, 2017|Blog|

IUCN is continuing to digitise its huge archive of reports. Created in 1948, IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations.  As the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, it harnesses the knowledge and expertise of its 1,300 Member organisations and the input of some 16,000 experts to provide [...]

A Learning Theory map

By | November 16th, 2017|Blog|

If you've ever been confused by the many different learning theories that surround us, you might find this map of interest.  It has been created by participants in the EU-funded HoTEL project.  (HOlistic approach to Technology Enhanced Learning) is a support action of the 7th Framework Programme which aims to design, develop and test a support model for [...]

The golden promise of global learning

By | November 14th, 2017|Blog|

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) says that it is building a national network of like-minded schools, committed to equipping their pupils to make a positive contribution to a globalised world by helping their teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3.  It says that by [...]

A new Ronald Rovers blog

By | November 9th, 2017|Blog|

Todays post is from Ronald Rovers and is a cautionary tale about our habit of using resource stocks in our pursuit of the good life at a speed beyond natural replenishment.  This is how it begins: "Suppose you eat a orange from a well known brand like Jaffa from Israel, you might expect there is nothing [...]

Natural England’s latest strategic research round up

By | November 7th, 2017|Blog|

You can read all the latest Natural England newsletter here.  Environmental education highlights include: The state of school residentials in England: 2017 A new study examining ‘the state of school residentials in England: 2017’ has been released by Learning Away.  The study assesses the quantity and quality of residentials currently delivered in schools and is [...]

Taking primary pupils on a farm visit

By | November 2nd, 2017|Blog|

Today's post is c/o the BERA Blog.  Its focus is the whys and why nots of taking primary pupils on a farm visit and is written by Leanne Mattu  and Bethan Wood.  It draws on research funded by the Mains of Loirston Charitable Trust into the use of farm visits for primary school pupils, and how [...]

Children’s engagement with nature

By | October 31st, 2017|Blog|

Today's featured blog is by Nadia von Benzon, a Lecturer in Human Geography at Lancaster University.  In this, she discusses her research into children’s engagement with nature, particularly the experiences of disabled children, and the use of nature for children’s health and wellbeing.  You'll find this (and other blogs) on the Tree Charter website. The post begins: [...]

Why Connection with Nature Matters

By | October 26th, 2017|Blog|

Today's post is from the PSYCHREG blog, and is by Miles Richardson, Head of Psychology at the University of Derby and founder and coordinator of the Nature Connectedness Research Group. He says that whilst there is plenty of research to demonstrate that spending time in nature is good for us, there's rather less to explain why this should be [...]