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Engaging in Science through Local Issues

By | July 10th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This is the second of two free articles from Vol 118 of Green Teacher.  It is written by Maria Jeanneau and Iain Phillips. TO ENGAGE STUDENTS in environmental issues, we must first engage them in science, which involves them learning scientific literacy — the process of learning how to carry out scientific investigations, and about the community of scientists. [...]

Inside a Pocket Museum

By | July 2nd, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This is the first of two free articles included in Vol 118 of Green Teacher.  It is written by  Malia Rivera and Tim Thomas. WHEN ELEMENTARY teacher John Paull welcomes a new group of students into his classroom the first day, he stands silently in front of the room gazing into a small tin container pulled from [...]

St Matthew’s Primary School visits Birmingham Botanical Gardens

By | June 12th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This is an account of the visit in December by a Year 6 group from St Matthew’s C of E Primary School to Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses as part of NAEE's Hugh Kenrick Days bursary scheme.  It's written by Foundation Subjects Leader Mr T. Etheridge. As part of their Geography work, Year 6 at St Matthew’s CofE Primary School, Nechells, Birmingham, [...]

Hillcrest School & Sixth Form Centre visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens

By | May 31st, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This is an account of the visit in January by a Year 8 group from Hillcrest School & Sixth Form Centre to Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses as part of NAEE's Hugh Kenrick Days bursary scheme.  It's written by class teacher Mrs G. Sanger. With the support of the National Association for Environmental Education and a Hugh Kenrick Days bursary, [...]

Rookery School students visit Mount Pleasant School Farm

By | May 22nd, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This is an account of the visit in February by a Year 1 group from Rookery School to Mount Pleasant School Farm as part of NAEE's Hugh Kenrick Days bursary scheme.  It's written by class teacher Mrs W. Ahmedi. In Geography lessons, Year 1 pupils at Rookery School had been learning about the physical and human features of different [...]

Kings Norton Primary School visits Birmingham Botanical Gardens

By | May 13th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This is an account of the visit in January by a Year 5 group from Kings Norton Primary School to Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses as part of NAEE's Hugh Kenrick Days bursary scheme.  It's written by class teacher Mr K Lees. Prior to visiting the Botanical gardens, Year 5 had been studying the topic ‘Our Local Area’.  During [...]

Embedding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the curriculum

By | March 3rd, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This article by Joyce Hallam was published in NAEE's most recent journal [Vol 120; Spring 2019] which has a focus on the sustainable development goals [SDGs]. Introduction Before the Goals were agreed by the United Nations, a report (Bourn et al, 2016) on the importance and relevance of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) and sustainability within the primary curriculum, [...]

Sun-Powered Lunch Hours 

By | February 16th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This article  by Jamila Kyari is a free download from the Autumn 2018 Green Teacher magazine.  It begins: FROM MAKING MINI pizzas and hotdogs to s’mores and chocolate chip cookies, building and cooking with a solar oven does more than make school lunches interesting. It also offers fun opportunities to introduce students to the power and versatility of the sun’s heat. [...]

Sowing the seeds of mindfulness

By | January 25th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

Emily Vera and Kate Dawson write about sowing the seeds of mindfulness. It was a warm, spring day with a glimpse of sunshine streaming through the trees when we stopped along the pathway to look at the dandelions.  Ludwig, one of our preschoolers, says “ I want to pick one. They are beautiful.”  Brianna, turns to [...]

The Sustainable Art Studio

By | January 13th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This article  by Iván Asin is another free download from the Summer 2018 Green Teacher magazine.  It begins: WE WERE WARNED over a decade ago that about two thirds of the systems that sustain our basic needs are either collapsing, on the verge of collapsing or beyond the point of retrieval.1 Yet, this information has not had any significant effect [...]