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The state of environmental education in secondary schools in England

By | October 11th, 2018|Blog|

A two-part report exploring the state of environmental education in secondary schools in England has been published.   The project was: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools. Where is it, what is it and what should the future be?  Here's a brief summary with links: Report 1: Policy Perspectives Summary: The provision of environmental education in formal schooling [...]

An NUS survey for schools

By | October 9th, 2018|Blog|

Every year, for the last eight years, NUS has surveyed over 60,000 HE/FE students on their views on sustainability, which shows clearly that students want to learn more about it, and expect their institutions to do more to bring this about. Given the success of all this, NUS is now working with the Green Schools Project on a survey of school [...]

One simple thing

By | October 2nd, 2018|Blog|

Here's a link to the OneSimpleThing, blog for the naturally curious, dedicated to all things to do with sustainability.  This, the homepage says provides everything you need to help you make informed choices, and live lives full of passion and purpose. The section on the environment has recent foci on: Energy saving tips and tricks "Definitely sense a slight chill in the air [...]

National Get Outside Day

By | September 27th, 2018|Blog|

Sunday [Sept 30th] is National GetOutside Day which is an idea hatched by the Ordnance Survey with the aim is to get a million UK people outdoors to have a good time – and maybe even to learn something valuable – even if it's only that you can have a good time outside. Wordsworth knew a thing to two about this: The [...]

EER Bulletin 11

By | September 25th, 2018|Blog|

Environmental Education Research Bulletin 11 has been published.   This synthesizes and summarizes research from journals on issues pertaining to environmental educators.  The following caught our eye: Scientific Citizenship: Understanding student knowledge, motivations, and beliefs Vesterinen, V. - M., Tolppanen, S., & Aksela, M.. (2016). Toward citizenship science education: what students do to make the world a [...]

Green Schools Blog

By | September 11th, 2018|Blog|

The Green Schools Project [GSP] was set up to enable young people to get involved with environmental projects.  The idea is that schools should be setting a good example, educating students about how to live in a way that minimises negative impacts on the environment.  GSP says that, in reality, this is often not the case [...]

Is a beautiful tomorrow really in the hands of today’s youth?

By | September 4th, 2018|Blog|

So says the Worldwatch Institute.  Along with thousands of others, no doubt, NAEE received the following message (and request) from the Institute: Hello, The world has a crisis of monumental proportions: the modern societies that we love so much are overtaxing the finite resources of our planet at a level that cannot be sustained through this century. While [...]

More blogs from the Children and Nature Network

By | August 28th, 2018|Blog|

Here are links to a couple of recent Children and Nature Network blogs WRITING FROM A TREE: On the Inspiration of Nature Virginia Bee Ward is a 13-year-old poet and author who lives on a small farm in Western North Carolina. Her mother, Carolyn Ward, is CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.  Her post [...]

A foretaste of TEESNet 2018

By | August 21st, 2018|Blog|

Here are some of the papers being presented at the September TEESNet conference.  We notice that a focus on the SDGs is outweighing that on ESD which is to be expected and a welcome sign.  A focus on GC/GL persists, however, with little discernible interest in EE even though the Goals do require a focus on [...]

UK museum collections and nature conservation

By | August 14th, 2018|Blog|

Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at Manchester Museum (part of the University of Manchester) is undertaking a study, funded by the British Ecological Society, that aims to help strengthen and develop UK natural sciences collections as a research-useful infrastructure in support of nature conservation and ecological research.  The methodology draws on Prof Bill [...]