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August 20 – News round up

By | August 20th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE says that Wild Pedagogies: Touchstones for Re-Negotiating Education and the Environment in the Anthropocene Examines the concept of wild pedagogies as the geological epoch shifts to the Anthropocene Analyses the potential of wild pedagogy for the present and future Proposes six touchstones that can help educators and practitioners incorporate wild pedagogies into learning . The [...]

August 6 – News round up

By | August 6th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Social Farms & Gardens website contains a wide range of resources including the Get Your Hands Dirty pack.  An autumn campaign is planned to help raise awareness of the need for land-based qualifications.  If you are not yet a member of Social Farms & Gardens (and within that the School Farms Network) you can click here and join – it is [...]

July 30 – News Round-up

By | July 30th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE is working with partners at Stanford University, the University of Florida, and the Children & Nature Network to get a better sense of how environmental educators and other professionals think about nature.  You can help by responding to this short survey.   Butterfly Conservation says that the Big Butterfly Count is now on, running from July 20th to August 12th. [...]

July 23 – News Round-up

By | July 23rd, 2018|Webwatch|

Learning Away has a new CPD training programme to help put together brilliant residentials which is going live in September.  This has been developed with teachers and the modules draw on the real-life experiences and learnings from schools.  The programme has two strands, one for the school leadership team and one for teachers.  The programme aims to help develop [...]

June 16 – News Round up

By | July 16th, 2018|Webwatch|

Registration is open for the 47th  NAAEE annual conference in Spokane from 10 to 13 October.  It will focus on the power of education to create positive change for the future. NAAEE says: "EE is a force for building a more civically engaged citizenry. It’s a force for creating a more diverse and inclusive movement. [...]

July 9 – News Round up

By | July 9th, 2018|Webwatch|

London's Natural History Museum says it's all a flutter about scientists studying the way dragonflies fly in the hope of making small planes more stable and robust.  It adds: "Dragonflies are some of the most mobile insects on the planet. They can control the angle and speed of each of their four wings independently to [...]

July 2 – News Round-up

By | July 2nd, 2018|Webwatch|

The Woodland Trust says nominate your tree of the year.  Nominations are open to any living tree in the UK with a story to tell and any individual, group or organisation can nominate a tree until 9 am on 6 August.  Winning trees from previous years are excluded.   The UN has published Ocean Literacy for all. [...]

June 25 News Round up

By | June 25th, 2018|Webwatch|

The latest edition of the NAEE journal 'Environmental Education' has just been published, including articles on story and literacy.  It's distribution is currently restricted to members, but the contents are set out here.   Findlay Wilde is a young conservationist who is fascinated by all wildlife, but especially birds.  He wants to do everything he can to protect [...]

June 18 News Round up

By | June 18th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE's 15th Annual Research Symposium takes place in Spokane from October 9 to October 10, 2018.  Its co-Chairs write: NAAEE’s annual Research Symposium brings together new and experienced researchers from around the globe to explore the current state and future directions of environmental education research and advance the use of practices proven to be effective. The [...]

June 11 News Round up

By | June 11th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Framing Nature toolkit is a practical guide to the use of words to create appropriate messages about the natural world.  It supports the Common Cause for Nature report that offers help to conservation organisations on how to ensure their work strengthens the values that motivate people to protect and enjoy nature.   MEEN is hosting the Save Our Soils Intergenerational Conference on [...]