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February 12 to 16 News round up

By | February 12th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Big Farmland Bird Count has been run by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) which has encouraged farmers, land managers and gamekeepers to spend around 30 minutes on the lookout for birds.  Founder of the Bird Count, Jim Egan, said a huge number of farmers and keepers were doing ‘tremendous work’ to boost farmland birds [...]

February 5 to 9 News round up

By | February 5th, 2018|Webwatch|

The British Science Association says that following British Science Week’s virtual race, Run the Solar System, it is announcing a new race for 2018: Run to the Deep.  Produced in partnership with Six to Start, Run to the Deep will be an immersive running app which chronicles a journey from the sea surface to the Marianas Trench – the deepest [...]

Creating Young Leaders in Sustainable Development

By | February 2nd, 2018|Webwatch|

Leicester City Council is organising a conference on March 16th with its focus on Creating Young Leaders in Sustainable Development. The aims of the conference are to help practitioners support learners to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development (Global) Goal 4.7.   It  will be a combination of workshops and activities "to inspire and engage" [...]

January 29 to February 2 News round-up

By | January 29th, 2018|Webwatch|

Leicester City Council is organising a conference on March 16th with its focus on Creating Young Leaders in Sustainable Development. The aims of the conference are to help practitioners support learners to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development (Global) Goal 4.7.   It  will be a combination of workshops and activities "to inspire and engage" [...]

Climate Fiction

By | January 26th, 2018|Webwatch|

On January 29, 2017, the NOAA Book Club is discussing: Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction Everything Change features twelve stories from the Arizona State University's Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest.  It has a foreword by science fiction author and contest judge Kim Stanley Robinson and an interview with climate fiction [...]

January 22 to 26 round-up

By | January 22nd, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE's new review – Opportunities for Environmental Education across the Secondary Curriculum – was published yesterday.   You can download it here.  This complements our primary review that was published in 2016. The review focuses not only on geography, science, and design & technology, but on a wide range of other subject areas as well, including Spiritual, [...]

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 [...]