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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 [...]

June 4 News Round up

By | June 4th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Science Geek has all the detail you're likely to need about next week's solstice, including maps, charts and pictures (mostly of Stonehenge). Tuesday June 5th was World Environment Day, which the UN promotes.  Click here to see what's happening.  This year, we're invited to beat plastic pollution.  The UN has a new strap line: "If [...]

May 29 News Round up

By | May 28th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Bristol Natural History Consortium's 2018 Festival of Nature in Bristol and Bath starts on June 2nd with a week-long programme of activity sandwiched between free family festival events at Bath's Green Park station.  The full festival programme is here.  While you're browsing, why not look at the Bioblitz and Communicate programmes as well   Bristol-based Arkive is 15 years old [...]