More on John Muir

By | January 10th, 2018|Webwatch|

Venture Scotland, review and reflection at Marthrown of Mabie woods, Dumfries We mentioned the John Muir Trust before Christmas.  Here are a few more highlights of recent activities: A new Literacy & Nature Resource Guide highlights how nature and the outdoors can inspire and support literacy skills.  It includes links to resources that [...]

Monday Round-up – January 8 to 12

By | January 8th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE's new curriculum review will be published in the next 10 days.  This focuses on secondary education and will complement our primary review that was published in 2016.  The Foreword to this publication which sets the review in its wider context is still available on our website and can be accessed here.   The journal Ecopsychology will [...]

New Year Round-up January 2018

By | January 3rd, 2018|Webwatch|

1. Welcome to 2018 and a Happy New Year from everyone at NAEE.    Let's hope it's a good year for environmental eduction and all who support and practise it. 2. A new website has been launched for the ANGEL project: Academic Network on Global Education & Learning.  This will provide a focal point for the project that aims to bring [...]

Monday Round up – December 18 to 29

By | December 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE brings you news from the other end of the earth.  If you click here, you'll see a range of publications from Education Outdoors New Zealand.  EONZ has a commitment to fostering and advocating for quality outdoor learning experiences which can educate for a sustainable future.  Its mission is to increase participation in quality outdoor learning experiences, and [...]

A Big Green Dream in schools

By | December 15th, 2017|Webwatch|

The ScottishPower Green Energy Trust is inviting pupils from year S1 and S2 in Scotland or Year 7 and Year 8 in England and Wales to use their creativity to tell them about their school’s Big Green Dream.  From putting renewable energy to good use or introducing eco-initiatives, the Big Green Dream could help make schools more [...]

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 [...]