2. FACE has a six-week pilot project working with a pupil referral unit that’s designed for inner city children with no experience of farms or the countryside. This involves lessons about all aspects of the food chain and the environment related to food production; both small and large scale. This culminates in all of the children having a visit to a local land-based collage to look at careers options when they leave secondary education.
3. A new short documentary and resource pack has been launched by the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark showcasing the important role that the arts can play in transforming people and communities. The film documents the development of the opening ceremony of the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks. Tire’s also a Learning Pack including the script, music score, mp3’s, as well as the project evaluation report.
5. Project Dirt has announced that between 15 and 17th September it will be taking its online network and going Offline for a weekend of connections, collaboration and creativity. This Offline Festival is an ‘unconference’ in the countryside – a collaborative weekend of inspiring speakers, hands-on workshops and insightful experiences where connections are sparked, inspiration overflows and ideas come to play. Dirt want to harness the knowledge and brilliance of its network. As it said, “The power you guys have to positively transform your community never fails to inspire us, and we want to help accelerate your impact even further.” Dirt’s latest newsletter is here.
6. The Commonwork Trust at Bore Place is offering a range of Summer activities. These include: How do you like your eggs in the morning? Saturday 17th June Learn how to keep hens in your garden so you can enjoy your own fresh eggs for breakfast. Astronomy Evenings Friday 30th June and Friday 6th October Join the Edenbridge and District Astronomers to look through telescopes at the night sky. Hear interesting talks, and see fascinating displays that are literally out of this world!
7. You will find the June bulletin from Learning for Sustainability Scotland [LfS] here. It contains a link to a Scottish Parliament debate on outdoor learning on 16 May 2017. LfS Scotland is preparing for the UK UN RCEs seminar on 20-21 June. The theme is Transforming together: the values and actions needed to respond to the UN SDGs in the UK. You can register here. Outputs from this event will feed into the European UN RCEs conference in Germany in September.