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January 20th 2020

By | January 19th, 2020|Webwatch|

The New Zealand Government has announced new resourcing for teaching climate change in schools.  Education Minister Chris Hipkins said that students will be taught "the role science plays in understanding climate change, aids understanding of both the response to it and its impacts – globally, nationally and locally – and explores opportunities to contribute to reducing [...]

January 13th 2020

By | January 13th, 2020|Webwatch|

The NAEE blog this week (published on Tuesday 14th) is a comment on an HMI document on curriculum and environmental education.  Here's a taster: "What is perhaps most important is to convey the realisation that environmental systems are complex and environmental problems not easily resolved.  This cannot readily be done solely through the medium of individual subjects [...]

January 6th 2020

By | January 5th, 2020|Webwatch|

Happy New Year from everyone at NAEE. UKSCN sent out a New Year reflection to its supporters that looked back at 2019 and forward to 2020.  Inspired by Greta Thunberg and the international Fridays For Future movement, the Network coordinated the first strike on 15th February 2019.  Tens of thousands of students walked out of school to protest about [...]

December 16th 2019

By | December 15th, 2019|Webwatch|

David Bellamy, who was NAEE President for many years, died last Wednesday.  He was a good fit with NAEE because of his interest in promoting environmental issues and educating (in the broadest sense) people about them, including through television (particularly ITV beginning in the late 1970s).  He was ahead of his time in this given that [...]

December 9th 2019

By | December 9th, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE's latest journal is now on the members' page of the website.  Vol 122 was published in conjunction with the London Environmental Educators’ Forum [ LEEF ] with a focus on urban environmental & sustainability education.  In addition to the usual features, its contents included: Urban environmental & sustainability education as a space for social connections [...]

December 2nd 2019

By | December 1st, 2019|Webwatch|

Teach the Future has done an analysis of the election manifestos published so far.  Although there are few surprises, it would be an interesting exercise for older students to compare TTF's analysis with their own readings of the huge number of promises being made.  ∫∫∫ . Meanwhile the European Parliament has declared a climate emergency and called [...]

November 25th 2019

By | November 24th, 2019|Webwatch|

The winners of the Bayer-LEAF Education Awards were announced last week. The Primary School Partnership award went to Non­ing­ton Farms Ltd "For a farm that has built and con­tin­ues to build a suc­cess­ful rela­tion­ship with pri­ma­ry schools and makes a valu­able and sus­tained con­tri­bu­tion to school life, both on and away from the farm." The Secondary School Partnership award went [...]

November 18th 2019

By | November 17th, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE is now, along with a growing number of others, is a formal supporter of Teach the Future.  ∫∫∫   The UKSCN has a page of helpful advice for students planning action on November 29th.  It says: The UK Student Climate Network draws a lot of inspiration from the ideas and campaigning of Swedish 16 year old [...]

November 11th 2019

By | November 11th, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE is collaborating with COBIS, the Council of British International Schools, on an Eco Film Award.  This is a film-making competition that aims to develop COBIS students’ environmental awareness and empower them to take action. Students have been invited to produce a short film showcasing a project they have carried out to improve the environmental sustainability of their school.  Through this competition, [...]

November 4th 2019

By | November 4th, 2019|Webwatch|

Last week we mentioned the Climate Change Teacher training Academy which is delivered by Harwood Education and UNITAR.  Its mission is to ensure that there will be a climate change teacher, in every school throughout the world, starting with the UK.  It says: "As a Climate Change Accredited Teacher in your school you gain access to world-class learning [...]