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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 [...]

Inspiring a new generation of nature lovers

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

Alex White, a Year 8 pupil and wildlife blogger asks who sparks the interest in nature and the environment in my generation?  Is it teachers, parents, television, social media or friends? In my case the passion was sparked by a number of sources merging together around my primary school years. This then led to me starting [...]

Science teacher education for our changing climate

By | December 31st, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Justin Dillon discusses PGCE science teacher education at Bristol University. Introduction How do you prepare teachers to teach about climate change? It’s not just about subject knowledge, as some of our political leaders seem to think, although if you don’t know the difference between weather and climate your students might not see you as much use [...]

Being a green teenager

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

Zach Haynes, Wildlife blogger, writes about what he does. Living around the Yorkshire Moors and Dales makes me a very lucky person.  I think it's one of the most beautiful places on Earth, which is why I spend so much time there!  There are so many opportunities to learn about everything to do with nature [...]

Making connections in a changing climate

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

Ben Balin writes about the Young People on the Global Stage Project. The great educational thinker Jerome Bruner once famously asserted that “education is not an island, but part of the continent of culture.” If so, then there seems to be a bit of a muddle in the map-making department about where some of the key [...]