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Our plastic footprint

By | May 29th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

The Marine Conservation Society wants June to be the month to reduce our ‘plastic footprint’. For more information, free resources, how to join the plastic challenge community click here. The MSC says that simple wins include getting your [...]

Questions at an election

By | May 28th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

The Soil Association has drawn up a list of questions to ask candidates on the doorstep or in the street.  Of course, these explore the Associaton's priorities – but many (most?) of these are widely [...]

Garden Organic in May

By | May 27th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

The May edition of Garden Organic's newsletter is here.  This includes: The fight against the use of neonicotinoids – Good news! Last month, two important steps were made in the fight to rid our gardens and countryside of [...]

Thinking of the MEEN

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

Our thoughts have been with MEEN, the Manchester Environmental Education Network, this week, but not because of the environmental education they do. MEEN is dedicated to supporting teachers, organisations and individuals working to promote environmental education and [...]

Research about connecting children to nature

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

Researchers in sustainability science at Stockholm University are seeking input from professionals about connecting children to nature.  Their request starts: We are researchers in sustainability science and we are seeking input from professionals in the field of connecting children to [...]

School Farms Network Education Alliance Conference

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

The first School Farms Network Education Alliance Conference will take place from 30th June – 1st July at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. It aims to revive interest in school-based farming and the role farms in schools have [...]

School Trips discussed on Women’s Hour

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour had a recent feature on school trips.  The BBC says: School trips can be educational, adventurous, fun... and costly.  What are the merits of getting back to basics and going [...]

Martineau Gardens on Outdoor Classroom Day

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

Martineau Gardens, in Edgbaston invited pupils from Christ the King Primary School, Kingstanding  to become Plant Professors for a day, during their school visit to the Gardens on Outdoor Classroom Day (Thursday 18 May). When pupils attend a [...]

Happy Birthday, Arkive

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

May 20th marked 14 years of Arkive which now features over 16,000 species, adding over 3 new ones every day. In the human world, the 14th year of marriage, is celebrated as the ivory anniversary. While elephant-themed gifts are now the go-to [...]