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Insects – little things that run the world

By | October 14th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Dr Luke Tilley, Director of Outreach and Development at the Royal Entomological Society, writes about insects. Insects are easily the most abundant and diverse group of animals, with over 24,000 species in the UK alone. They can be found in almost every habitat on Earth and are fundamentally important to ecology, conservation, food production, animal [...]

Engaging children with nature through drama and storytelling

By | September 28th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Sara Marshall, Eco Drama Schools Officer explores its latest project Out to Play. Founded in 2007, Eco Drama engages, entertains & inspires people of all ages to value and care for our natural world through inventive theatre, music, storytelling and creative learning workshops. Eco Drama’s latest project ‘Out to Play’ was designed to explore the [...]

Natural Chemistry – Outdoors!

By | September 19th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Natural Chemistry – Outdoors! is one of the two articles published by Green Teacher in its pharmacy from canada to us April 2016 edition that is freely available to read. We are highlighting it here to draw your attention both to the article, and to Green Teacher itself, as this is a journal that NAEE [...]

Marazion School joins the Great Eggcase Hunt

By | September 7th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Cat Gordon, Conservation Officer at the Shark Trust relates Marazion School's work in a citizen science recording project On the 19th June 2015, Marazion School joined the Shark Trust in search of mermaids’ purses as part of the citizen science recording project, the Great Eggcase Hunt. The school group gathered on the local beach where they [...]

Froglife’s Green Pathways project

By | August 24th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Becca Neal, Green Projects Officer at Froglife, writes about the Green Pathways project. I love my job; I get to be outside most days, I get paid to toast marshmallows and I know for sure that what I do really helps people.  I work for the environmental charity Froglife. We are an amphibian and reptile charity [...]

Cool Seas Investigators: a community action learning initiative

By | August 15th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Jenny Griffiths, Education Officer at the Marine Conservation Society, explores the Cool Seas Investigators (CSI) project. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK charity dedicated to the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. It campaigns for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries, and improved protection of marine life and habitats. Through education, community involvement [...]

Let the Games Begin

By | August 8th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Let the Games Begin is one of the two articles published by Green Teacher in its February 2016 edition that is freely available to read. We are highlighting it here to draw your attention both to the article, and to Green Teacher itself, as this is a journal that NAEE finds to be consistently informative [...]

Evidence about the effectiveness of outdoor learning

By | August 5th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Here is the summary of research findings from recent research by UCL, the IOL and Just Giving. Overall, it found that there is no comprehensive or regular (repeated) survey of the scale of outdoor learning in the UK.  There are some studies of specific outdoor learning activities (eg, of particular types, or in particular parts of the UK), [...]

RSPB helps schools to explore their local environment

By | July 14th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Tim Webb, Communications Officer at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, explores RSPB's work with schools. "Get out!" is what the RSPB wants teachers to shout at their students as part of a movement to use outdoor spaces as classrooms.  The conservation charity has been delivering outdoor education on many of its reserves for [...]

Schools collaborate to reduce their carbon footprint

By | July 4th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Gill Hickman, Head of Biology and Sustainability Coordinator at Ringwood School, discusses a carbon-reduction collaboration with village primary schools. Over the past eighteen months Ringwood School students have worked with three New Forest village primary schools on a joint carbon footprint reduction programme. The programme encourages refl ection on behavioural practices and leads to reductions in school energy bills and carbon [...]