Community Environmental Education

By | December 13th, 2017|Webwatch|

LEEF says Come and chat urban about environmental education over a cup of tea.  Our first reading group on 'Sense of Place' was held in November and it turned out to be an interesting and thought-provoking discussion.  This is a brilliant opportunity to reflect and explore how big ideas about Environmental Education connect to hands-on practice [...]

Monday Round up – 11 to 15 December

By | December 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE's new Secondary Curriculum Handbook will be published on our website in early January.  Our blog on Thursday will set out the Foreword to the Handbook written by NAEE's Chair of Trustees.  This begins: Writing some two years on from the publication of NAEE’s Early Years and Primary Curriculum Handbook in 2015, I was briefly tempted to [...]

STEM workshops on the green economy

By | December 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

Groundwork London is currently offering schools STEM workshops Linked to the Key Stage 3 Science and Geography Curriculum on the topic of the Green Economy.  The programme, 'Welcome to the Green Economy'  - funded by Our Bright Future, will engage 700 young people across 70 secondary schools in London and show them how to undertake environmental audits [...]

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

By | December 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) says that there's never been a better time to become a member.  If you join now your membership will not be due for renewal until April 2019. Benefits for members A free copy of the new CLOtC Members’ Guide to LOtC Free CPD modules for members A free copy [...]

Monday Round up – December 4 to 8

By | December 4th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAAEE says that EUGENE is an easy-to-use tool to help "evaluate knowledge gain as a result of your program".  It's here.  EUGENE stands for Ecological Understanding as a Guideline for Evaluation of Nonformal Education.  The website is devoted to the work of Eugene Odum who thought that "if an individual understood the principles of ecology, he or she would [...]

Developing the Heliocentric model

By | December 1st, 2017|Webwatch|

The latest blogs from the Science Geek have been about our developing understanding of the Earth's position in the cosmos in relation to other bodies and systems. The first, Geocentric Cosmology, was about the basis of the geocentric model which placed the Earth at the heart of things.  The second, Copernicus, is about the science that introduced heliocentric theory.  As ever, [...]

The Pollinator Promise

By | November 29th, 2017|Webwatch|

Click here to read about how one school inspired its local community to protect pollinators – there's a video as well. Earlier this year a group of enterprising and creative Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils from St Alban's Primary School in Hampshire won the Polli:Nation Project’s ‘Art with a Message’ competition for their ‘Pollinator Promise’ [...]

Monday Round up – November 27 to December 1

By | November 27th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE will be represented at St George's House, Windsor, this week, at a consultation with a focus on young people and the sustainable development goals.  There will be a range of short presentations about what goal-related work is trying to achieve from across the UK with presentations from NGOs and schools about how they go about this important [...]

An extract from Environmental Education Vol 116

By | November 24th, 2017|Webwatch|

Today's post is an extract from the Webwatch section of the latest edition of NAEE's journal Environmental Education [Vol 116].  Bioblitz from the Bristol Natural History Consortium is a major leader in biological surveys.  The Natural History Museum has produced a down-loadable guide to running a BioBlitz, and the National Trust runs similar surveys on its own properties, [...]

Supermarket waste activity for KS 3

By | November 22nd, 2017|Webwatch|

A new Activity Kit from Think Global explores the topical concept of waste food and waste plastics.  It investigate the reasons why so much food is wasted and evaluate possible ways of reducing this.  Think Global says: In the UK, there is now year-round access to a mind-boggling array of foods, transported from the furthest reaches [...]