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LOtC Mark deadline

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

The deadline for applying for the national LOtC Mark is July 7th. The LOtC Mark is the a national accreditation for schools, nurseries and other educational establishments which recognises and supports the development of learning outside the classroom [...]

The Centre for Biological Diversity

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

The Center for Biological Diversity has a wide range of (mostly US-based) features on biodiversity issues.  Some of it makes gloomy reading. Here are couple of recent features: That Wall Study: Trump's Border Wall Threatens 93 Endangered Species.  If [...]

Monday Round up – June 26th

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

1. The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom annual conference 2017 will take place on Thursday 16th November at Ingestre Hall Residental Arts Centre.  There will be inspirational speakers reflecting on topics relevant to LOtC, and sharing their [...]

Young Champions of the Earth

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

UNEP has a Young Champions of the Earth scheme and anyone between 18-30 can apply online here. Six Young Champions of the Earth are selected every year, one from each global region (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and [...]

What’s your landscape story?

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

The GA says that, following the success of previous photo competitions by its Physical Geography Special Interest Group, the Physical Geography Photo Competition returns.  The theme for this year is ‘Landscape Story’. The aims are ... [...]

London news

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

London has had more than its fair share of tragedy recently, and so it seems almost inappropriate to focus on positive news.  However, amidst all the gloom and disaster, there are good things happening, especially [...]

RSPB writes about plastics, weather, biodiversity, birds, …

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

The RSPB's latest newsletter is here.  There are features on puffins and swifts, and on garden sunbeds (for nature, not we humans).  Meanwhile, the Earth Day Network is asking for help in selecting a theme for 2018. [...]

Monday Round up – June 19th

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

1. The Best of Both Worlds Conference for Environmental Education and Education for Sustainability takes place in the Kruger National Park , South Africa from 5-8 November 2017.  This conference is a forum for practitioners, teachers and [...]

The Red Kite Academy Trust

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

Over the last two years, a group of people from across the Wildlife Trusts has been exploring the establishment of Nature Schools with an ethos based on learning about, and in, the natural environment.   The Red [...]