A Voice for Nature

By | September 22nd, 2017|Webwatch|

The latest issue of the IUCN regional newsletter ‘A Voice for Nature’ can be seen here. This is prepared by the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (IUCN ECARO), and sets out to be a credible source of information and news on nature conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the region. It [...]

Re-live the great 1860 debate

By | September 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Natural History Museum is inviting teachers to introduce their students to the great debate of 1860 on Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. The Museum says: "The characters and events of this landmark debate will be brought to life by an experienced Science Educator and the inspiring specimens and displays of our newly redeveloped [...]

Monday Round up – September 18 to 22

By | September 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. One of NAEE's favourite places, Martineau Gardens, is crowdfunding for some urgent redevelopment.  You can see the detail here.  One donor said: "Birmingham's 'secret garden', given to us by a man who believed in Nature and education for all!" 2. Wildlife Watch has a feature on a DIY mammal footprint detector which you can construct from [...]

September Countryside Classroom

By | September 13th, 2017|Webwatch|

There's a new newsletter from the Countryside Classroom.  There are features on the merging of LEAF and FACE, the new quarry trail at Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), the Manchester Environmental Education Network (MEEN) project Workshops for Wildlife, the launch of the Canal & River Trust of its own John Muir Schools Award encouraging children to discover, explore, conserve and share [...]

Monday Round up – September 11 to15

By | September 11th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Click here to read the latest newsletter from Garden Organic.  There are features on tomato seed saving, the allium leaf miner survey, ways to switch to organic cultivation, and more ... . And there is also detail on forthcoming courses. 2. The latest update from the Environmental News Network includes: Nearly 1 Million Pounds of Seven Deadly [...]

The World’s Largest Lesson

By | September 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

The next World's Largest Lesson starts on the 18th September.  Students are asked to consider the impact of their food choices on the SDGs.  New resources from World's Largest Lesson came out at the end of July and teachers are encouraged to organise lessons between 18th September and World Children’s Day on 20th November. Linking to the World's Largest Lesson [...]

More lesson plans from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

By | September 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

A recent Environmental Education Feature was on Redesigning Plastics.  This was one of a series of lesson plans from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation [EMF].  You can find more plans, as well as videos, graphics, articles and case studies in their circular economy resource map. EMF says, browse through and download the resources to get a better sense of how connected everything is. [...]

Monday Round up – September 4 to 8

By | September 4th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Communicate 2017 takes place on November 1 and 2 at Bristol Zoo.  This is an annual environmental communication conference bringing together over 150 delegates each year to develop their skills, share best practice and debate latest issues in science communication, nature conservation and engaging people with the natural world. Its 2017 theme is Navigating Change: "In [...]

The Centre for Youth Impact

By | September 1st, 2017|Webwatch|

The Centre for Youth Impact is hosting its third annual gathering on 11th September in London.  This follows two previous events that each brought together over 100 participants from across the youth and evidence sectors.  It is a day for practitioners, researchers and funders with an interest in learning, evidence and evaluation in work with young people, [...]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

By | August 31st, 2017|Webwatch|

This image of a Bornean orang-utan in the Gunung Palung National Park is by photographer Tim Laman.  He spent three days rope-climbing the 30-metre tree to set camera traps he could trigger remotely. This image won him the Grand Title in the 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.  Tim says, Protecting their remaining habitat is critical [...]