January 22 to 26 round-up

By | January 22nd, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE's new curriculum review will be published this week.  This focuses on secondary education and will complement our primary review that was published in 2016.  Look out for it.   The annual Rex Walford Memorial Lecture, which is aimed at trainee teachers and NQTs, will be given by Jane Ferretti, former PGDE Lead at the [...]

Reaction to the 25 Year Plan

By | January 19th, 2018|Webwatch|

We've been covering the government's 25 year plan for the environment this week with a couple of blogs by NAEE trustees Justin Dillon and Morgan Phillips.  Here is a sample of other views out there: RSPB – Martin Harper – Good news for a Thursday "If, like me, you believe that politics can change things for the [...]

The GA Conference

By | January 17th, 2018|Webwatch|

The 2018 GA conference takes place at Sheffield Hallam University from Thursday April 5th to Saturday April 7th.  There will be over a hundred sessions including workshops, lectures, field visits, 'teacher-to-teacher' sessions, and debates. The programme is summarised here: Thursday programme at a glance Friday programme at a glance Saturday programme at a glance Full Programme The Conference [...]

Monday Round-up – January 15 to 19

By | January 15th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE says that it's not too early to plan a trip to Spokane to attend the NAAEE 2018 conference.  The research Research Symposium is from October 9 to 10 – the pre-Conference Field Trips and Workshops are on October 10 – and  the Conference proper is from October 10 to 13. The government has published its 25 Year Plan to [...]

Science for Environmental Educators

By | January 12th, 2018|Webwatch|

ASE's Midlands Conference is on Saturday 3rd March [9:00 to 12:45] at Derby University in the Kirtley Building, Kedleston Rd, Derby, DE22 1GB.  There will be a session on Practical approaches in Environmental Education by Lee Jowett who is Environmental Education Coordinator at Leicester City Council. ASE says: Lee will show you opportunities to use resources and activities which support [...]

More on John Muir

By | January 10th, 2018|Webwatch|

Venture Scotland, review and reflection at Marthrown of Mabie woods, Dumfries We mentioned the John Muir Trust before Christmas.  Here are a few more highlights of recent activities: A new Literacy & Nature Resource Guide highlights how nature and the outdoors can inspire and support literacy skills.  It includes links to resources that [...]

Monday Round-up – January 8 to 12

By | January 8th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE's new curriculum review will be published in the next 10 days.  This focuses on secondary education and will complement our primary review that was published in 2016.  The Foreword to this publication which sets the review in its wider context is still available on our website and can be accessed here.   The journal Ecopsychology will [...]

New Year Round-up January 2018

By | January 3rd, 2018|Webwatch|

1. Welcome to 2018 and a Happy New Year from everyone at NAEE.    Let's hope it's a good year for environmental eduction and all who support and practise it. 2. A new website has been launched for the ANGEL project: Academic Network on Global Education & Learning.  This will provide a focal point for the project that aims to bring [...]

Monday Round up – December 18 to 29

By | December 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE brings you news from the other end of the earth.  If you click here, you'll see a range of publications from Education Outdoors New Zealand.  EONZ has a commitment to fostering and advocating for quality outdoor learning experiences which can educate for a sustainable future.  Its mission is to increase participation in quality outdoor learning experiences, and [...]

A Big Green Dream in schools

By | December 15th, 2017|Webwatch|

The ScottishPower Green Energy Trust is inviting pupils from year S1 and S2 in Scotland or Year 7 and Year 8 in England and Wales to use their creativity to tell them about their school’s Big Green Dream.  From putting renewable energy to good use or introducing eco-initiatives, the Big Green Dream could help make schools more [...]