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Monday Round up – September 4 to 8

By | September 4th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Communicate 2017 takes place on November 1 and 2 at Bristol Zoo.  This is an annual environmental communication conference bringing together over 150 delegates each year to develop their skills, share best practice and debate latest issues in science communication, nature conservation and engaging people with the natural world. Its 2017 theme is Navigating Change: "In [...]

The Centre for Youth Impact

By | September 1st, 2017|Webwatch|

The Centre for Youth Impact is hosting its third annual gathering on 11th September in London.  This follows two previous events that each brought together over 100 participants from across the youth and evidence sectors.  It is a day for practitioners, researchers and funders with an interest in learning, evidence and evaluation in work with young people, [...]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

By | August 31st, 2017|Webwatch|

This image of a Bornean orang-utan in the Gunung Palung National Park is by photographer Tim Laman.  He spent three days rope-climbing the 30-metre tree to set camera traps he could trigger remotely. This image won him the Grand Title in the 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.  Tim says, Protecting their remaining habitat is critical [...]

Monterey Bay Aquarium lesson plans

By | August 30th, 2017|Webwatch|

This link will take you to lesson plans from the Monterey Bay Aquarium research institute. The foci are: Underwater gliders – used by scientists are the future of oceanic exploration. Follow the steps in this mini-unit to learn about data collected off the coast of Antarctica and how science and technology blend to collect data where humans [...]

Monday Round up – August 28 to September 1

By | August 28th, 2017|Webwatch|

1.  A new book, The Living Forest: A Visual Journey into the Heart of the Woods, by Robert Llewellyn and Joan Maloof encourages readers to study forests and not just walk in them.  The Mother Nature Network [MNN] has a review of the book by Angela Nelson.  She begins:  "You might think that after 50 years of [...]

International Bat Night – 26th / 27th August

By | August 26th, 2017|Webwatch|

This annual celebration of bats sees bat events for the public taking place across the country.  Bat groups, park rangers and community groups organise fantastic bat walks and talks at dusk, as well some day time fun days.  This celebration of bats is held by bat groups and the Bat Conservation Trust, to coincide with [...]

An ONS consultation on the SDGs

By | August 25th, 2017|Webwatch|

The ONS consultation on sustainable development goals (SDGs) is live.  The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on ONS’s approach to the measurement and reporting of UK progress against the global indicators that underpin the SDGs. Whether you provide data to feed into these measures, are interested in helping to shape how the SDGs [...]

Campus biodiversity

By | August 24th, 2017|Webwatch|

King’s College has numerous initiatives in place to improve biodiversity for the benefit of wildlife, staff wellbeing and the local community. These include the installation of an invertebrate habitat, bird boxes and bee-friendly flowers at the Guy’s Campus in London Bridge.   Kat Thorne, Head of Sustainability, says: Enhancing biodiversity on campus brings not only [...]

National Sustainable Schools Conference 2017 – a call for participants

By | August 23rd, 2017|Webwatch|

SEEd is inviting organisations and individuals with a focus on sustainability to host "innovative and inspiring" workshops at this conference on November 13th. It is also inviting organisations and individuals to host stalls in the Share Fair.   It says that around 200 educators, young people (7 – 21 years old), NGOs and businesses from across the country will [...]

Monday Round up – August 21 to 25

By | August 21st, 2017|Webwatch|

1. London National Park City – a consultation.  In this you can indicate how you might help to shape or benefit from the future programme of activities for London National Park City. You can respond as an individual or on behalf of a group or organisation. The consultation closes 15th September. 2. Bee-eaters are very rare breeders in the UK, but [...]