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Changing climates, different cultures, school curricula and children’s perceptions

By | May 8th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

What can talking and walking with children in different parts of the world tell us about how humans are responding to changing climates, and what does this mean for school curricula? In a recent comparative study of children’s perceptions and articulations of place in the UK, Mexico, Mongolia, and Alaska[1], we explored children’s experience of [...]

Is it time for nature schools?

By | April 28th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has a long history of involvement in providing informal and formal environmental education. Over the years, general nature studies have given way to specific activities tailored to help teachers meet attainment targets. We have worked with hundreds of schools; creating wildlife areas, running teacher training sessions, giving presentations to school assemblies [...]

Does changing our behaviour at school actually make a difference in terms of climate change?

By | April 18th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Does changing our behaviour at school actually make a difference in terms of climate change? And if it does, how can we know? Sheila Gundry Bins slopping with school dinner waste.... images of tonnes of unnecessary waste dumped in landfill sites.... waste can really capture children’s attention. What’s more, it’s a tangible issue for children [...]

ESD Case Studies from the UK

By | April 4th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

The UK National Commission for UNESCO has published a series of case studies showcasing best practice examples of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) from across the UK.  The case studies were launched at the Four Nations Education for Sustainability Conference in Manchester on 20 March 2017. The eight studies highlight different examples of ESD in [...]

Pictures are only worth a thousand words if carefully chosen

By | March 20th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

As every great teacher knows, a picture is worth a thousand words. But the story you end up with depends on the picture you pick. Get it right and you can stimulate new perspectives, behaviours and emotions. Get it wrong and you might reinforce negative stereotypes, leave people feeling helpless, or create a totally false [...]

21st Century technology and outdoor learning

By | March 8th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Craig Armiger, of Outdoor Coaching UK, explores the question of using modern technology in outdoor learning. What are your thoughts on using 21st Century technology out in the field to assist your session?  Until recently I had not used technology outside, relying on the outdoors to weave its magic. However, I teamed up with Value Added Education [...]

Life afloat: educating kids by boat

By | February 28th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Lynda Ralph is Head of Community at the Traidhos Three-Generation Barge Program which has worked in Thailand in environmental education for 20 years. Today, we are all undeniably citizens of a global world. From the clothes we wear and the food we eat, to the technology we communicate through, we are dependent upon global resources, a global workforce, global transportation [...]

Environmental Education in the Everglades

By | February 21st, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Allyson Gantt Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Imagine a programme that gives South Florida’s elementary students the opportunity to study native fish in the clear waters of an Everglades’ cypress dome, a programme that taught them how to collect scientific data, how to manage South Florida’s water, and how to canoe and camp. The [...]

The latest research update from NAAEE

By | January 31st, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

You can read the latest research bulletin from the North American Association for Environmental Education [NAAEE] here. It covers the period from January to June 2015 and offers digests of research under these headings: behaviour / evaluation / teaching methods / sense of place / professional development.  ChangeScale has worked with NAAEE and Stanford University to create this [...]

Justin Dillon is the new President of NAEE

By | January 11th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Justin Dillon has agreed to be NAEE's next President.  Justin is Professor of Science and Environmental Education at the University of Bristol and is an internationally-respected academic whose work covers science education and teacher education as well as environmental education.  Until 2014, he held the same post at [...]