We Should Never Have Called It Earth

By | May 3rd, 2018|Blog|

So says Kate Marvel, a climate scientist and rather fine writer from NASA.  Here she's writing on the On Being website about ocean warming.  It's a dark tale.  But then, it's not a story, it's what is happening. She writes: "I am not afraid of the ocean, although I should be.  On hot summer weekends I [...]

9 changes to stop climate change?

By | May 1st, 2018|Blog|

A Woodland Trust blog by Laura Cottam has this headline: How to stop climate change: nine changes to make today.   It begins: Climate change is well and truly happening and that is the inconvenient reality.  Rising temperatures around the world have largely been due to increase in carbon dioxide and other man-made emissions in the [...]

The pathways to nature connection

By | April 26th, 2018|Blog|

We mentioned Miles Richardson a couple of weeks ago.  He says that the pathways to nature connection are: Contact – The act of engaging with nature through the senses for pleasure e.g. listening to birdsong, smelling wild flowers, watching the sunset. Beauty – Engagement with the aesthetic qualities of nature, e.g. appreciating natural scenery or engaging [...]

Resources suggested by Natural England

By | April 24th, 2018|Blog|

Here are more links from Natural England, this time to recent resources.  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 research, policy and practice in these areas. The following caught our eye: #NatureForAll is [...]

A space-time analysis of laundry drying

By | April 19th, 2018|Blog|

Ronald Rovers asks why are governments building wind turbines so that people can use electricity to dry their washing.  Why not use the wind directly and cut out all the technology, he asks.  It's a good question which many people in the UK at least have answered for themselves.  We have on average more space [...]

Green Teacher latest

By | April 17th, 2018|Blog|

Green Teacher is providing two open access articles from its most recent issue.  These are: A Systems Activity about Our Universe by Edith Pucci Couchman How and why this visual framework might benefit advanced 6th graders and above Culture, Justice, and Environment by Rita Turner Helping students explore the roots of environmental problems The full contents of the [...]

Natural England update

By | April 12th, 2018|Blog|

Here are more links from from Natural England of recent and relevant 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 [...]

A Miles Richardson blog

By | April 10th, 2018|Blog|

Miles Richardson, who writes about our connections to nature, posted a recent blog on A Guide to Nature.  This explores our obsessive focus on knowledge at the expense of empathy and valuing.  The post gives the background to hie ideas for a new book.  It begins: "Nature is in decline and there is a need to promote [...]

At the crossroads

By | April 5th, 2018|Blog|

Crossroads is the blog where IUCN hopes that members and partners will bring new and sometimes controversial ideas on urgent and emerging issues.  IUCN has created this to encourage the exchange ideas and opinions on some of the most topical and controversial issues.  It says that this is a unique opportunity to address IUCN’s government and civil society members, voice opinions [...]

The first Global Education Digest

By | April 3rd, 2018|Blog|

The first Global Education Digest – a bibliography of recently (2015-17) published academic and research material relevant to the field of global education is now available. The Development Education Research centre has compiled this on behalf of Global Education Network Europe [GENE], as part of the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning [ANGEL].  This builds on previous Development [...]