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Monday Round up – October 9 to 13

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

1. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a feature on how birds manage to fly at high altitudes where the oxygen levels are low: "Flying on Fumes".    Over five years, Cornell PhD student Sahas Barve [...]

NAAEE’s virtual conference

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

As you will know by now, the annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education had to be cancelled owing to hurricane devastation.  NAAEE has announced, however, that it will hold a virtual [...]

The Ascent of the Human

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

New Scientist Events asks: How did an upright ape conquer the world and all its rivals?  Discoveries made over the past few years are re-writing the story of human evolution – and it is far [...]

Monday Round up – October 2 to 6

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Webwatch|

1. The Natural History Museum in London has published its autumn programme of events and activities.  It's here. The museum says: See award-winning nature photography, learn about some of the world's most venomous creatures and dive [...]

National Poetry Day

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

To celebrate National Poetry day – 28th September – here's something international from Du Fu (712 – 770) who was a Tang Dynasty poet.  He is writing here about the very wet autumn of 754 [...]

MOOCs about and for the sustainable development goals

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

The latest ENSI newsletter had the following details of a number of MOOCs that are focusing on the sustainable development goals.  You'll find more detail here. Here are four examples from more than 15,000 available [...]

Monday Round up – September 25 to 29

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

1. The London Natural History Museum says: "Inspire your class this autumn at our latest exhibition Whales: Beneath the Surface.  Your students will discover the evolutionary story of these mammals, through viewing over 100 specimens including the [...]

A Voice for Nature

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

The latest issue of the IUCN regional newsletter ‘A Voice for Nature’ can be seen here. This is prepared by the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (IUCN ECARO), and sets out to [...]

Re-live the great 1860 debate

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

The Natural History Museum is inviting teachers to introduce their students to the great debate of 1860 on Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. The Museum says: "The characters and events of this landmark debate [...]