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Earth Education v. Environmental Education

By | March 29th, 2018|Blog|

Steve Van Matre will forever be associated with the Institute for Earth Education.  IEE's website sets out what it sees as the differences between Earth Education. and Environmental Education.  Here's a summary: Environmental Education (Tendencies) supplemental and random classroom based issues oriented focuses mainly on developing secondary concepts and conducting environmental studies and projects activity based [...]

More news from Natural England

By | March 27th, 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 [...]

But these things also are Spring’s

By | March 21st, 2018|Blog|

To mark World Poetry Day, here's Edward Thomas writing about the transition from Winter to Spring   But these things also are Spring's But these things also are Spring's – On banks by the roadside the grass Long-dead that is greyer now Than all the Winter it was;   The shell of a little snail [...]

More Wildlife Watch blogs

By | March 20th, 2018|Blog|

Here are a few more Wildlife Watch blogs Gardening for Wildlife in a Small Space Ann, from SumoGardener tells us how to make the most of a small space! Just because you might have a small garden, it doesn't mean it can't be a wildlife haven, and look beautiful, too!  Read more ... St Peter's School [...]

Press for Progress

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog|

Press for Progress was the title of a recent blog written by by Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association  She began: Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of women throughout history and around the globe, as well as reflect on what more can be done [...]

News from Natural England

By | March 13th, 2018|Blog|

This is a round up 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 [...]

The latest Environmental Education – Vol 117

By | March 8th, 2018|Blog|

The latest edition of NAEE's Environmental Education (Vol 117) is about to be published for members.  This has been edited by Justin Dillon and has STEM as a theme.  Its contents include: Using the farm environment for teaching science with Early Years and Key Stages 1 & 2 – Nina Hatch The Woodcraft Folk: our approach to STEM [...]

Changing children’s attitudes to nature

By | March 6th, 2018|Blog|

Can a school trip change children’s attitudes to nature? asks Lorna Fox, WWT’s National Learning Adviser in a recent COtC blog. The post explores the results of research which tracked 500 pupils aged 8-9 who went to visit a WWT wetland centre for a pond dipping session.  Lorna's post begins: "What was your best day of the school year when [...]

It’s World Book Day

By | March 1st, 2018|Blog|

It's world book day today and many young people all over the world will be going to school dressed as their favourite characters.  There will surely be lots of Harry Potter, David Walliams, Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, Tom Fletcher, Clare Balding (etc) and Disney (etc) characters as world book day becomes more about commerce than about [...]

Guest blogs on Wildlife watch

By | February 27th, 2018|Blog|

Here are a few recent guest blogs on the Wildlife Watch site: Hear from our Wildlife Watchers Hear 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 [...]