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December 10 – News Round up

By | December 10th, 2018|Webwatch|

UNESCO's Commitment to Biodiversity (Connecting People and Nature for an Inspiring Future) is a new publication that highlights some of UNESCO's biodiversity-related actions and solutions that have been implemented, along with suggestions for improvement and innovation.  This is how it begins: "Biodiversity is the living fabric of our planet.  It underpins human wellbeing in the present and [...]

December 3 – News Round up

By | December 3rd, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE is contributing to the ESD strand of the 2019 ASE conference in Birmingham on January 10th.  Our two sessions at 1000 and 1500 will explore how STEM subjects can enable students to learn about the key environmental issues that we face. The full programme is here.   There is a UNESCO global education meeting on 4th December and part of [...]

November 26 – News Round up

By | November 26th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Children & Nature Network reports that researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Cardiff found that conversations between parents and their kids were much more "responsive and connected" when they were outdoors as opposed to when they were talking inside.  The researchers suggest that the study demonstrates that natural environments can significantly enhance social interactions, in [...]

November 19 – News Round up

By | November 19th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE  received a Green Apple award at a ceremony at the House of Commons last week at the 2018 International Green Apple awards.  In particular this was in recognition of its project which provides bursaries to schools in Birmingham and the West Midlands.  These allow young people to visit environmental study centres and link the visits with [...]

November 14 – Newsflash – a Green Apple award for NAEE

By | November 13th, 2018|Webwatch|

On Monday 12thNovember, at the 2018 International Green Apple awards for Environmental Best Practice held at the Houses of Parliament, the National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) received a Gold award for its work in the education category.  In particular this was in recognition of its project which provides bursaries to schools in Birmingham and [...]

November 12 – News round up

By | November 12th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE has published its 2017/18 Annual Review. This is an account of key developments in the year, but it also contains a number of contributions that reflect on the context in which our work is carried out.  These are from young conservationists Louis Driver and Finlay Wilde, from NAEE Fellow, Ben Ballin, and from Ian Humphreys, CEO [...]

November 5 – News Round up

By | November 5th, 2018|Webwatch|

The new Connecting Classrooms for Global Learning programme has now been launched.  Details of what's on offer are here.   The website says: "The new Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme supports schools internationally to learn about and collaborate on the big issues that shape our world.  Connecting Classrooms is a flexible journey for schools around the world of [...]

October 29 – News Round up

By | October 29th, 2018|Webwatch|

What do you make of the research report from King's College: the Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools. Where is it, what is it and what should the future be?  It's available here.  NAEE's chair of trustees, has been blogging about the report, and you can read the first posts here.  Bill is writing in a [...]

October 22 – News Round up

By | October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized, Webwatch|

A reminder about the pledge being promoted by GEEP: the Global Environmental Education Partnership – with the purpose of reinvigorating environmental education in the light of current sustainability challenges.  As such, we – the global environmental education community – are asked to ACT NOW FOR EE and work toward three visionary goals: Every nation has an environmentally informed, empowered, and [...]

October 15 – News Round up

By | October 15th, 2018|Webwatch|

A two-part report exploring the state of environmental education in secondary schools in England has been published.   The project was: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools. Where is it, what is it and what should the future be?  Report 1: Policy Perspectives Summary: The provision of environmental education in formal schooling is weakly supported by national policies. [...]