NAEE has been promoting environmental education in the UK for 50 years, supporting all those involved in its delivery, so that together we can understand and act on the need to live more sustainably in order to protect the future of our planet. In 2018, NAEE received a Green Apple award for its support of environmental education.

Our Curriculum Guides explore opportunities in primary and secondary schools to help young people engage with and learn about environmental and sustainability issues.  They include two reports on how environmental issues feature in the national curriculum.  These are essential reading.  We shall add to our Guides and update existing resources over time.

Hugh Kendrick Days

Woodland Trust Blogs

The Woodland Trust campaigns and acts for a UK rich in woods and trees. They are “the proud caretakers of more than 1,000 woods across the UK, from the Cornish…

The impact of nature on children’s wellbeing

Richard Sheldrake & Michael J Reiss UCL Institute of Education Engaging with nature has been found to be associated with various benefits, including benefits for physical health and self-reported wellbeing…

September 20th 2021

Change at the Top – Both the Secretary of State (Gavin Williamson) and the Minister of State for School Standards (Nick Gibb) have gone from the DfE in last weeks…

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About NAEE

The UK National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) started life in 1960 as the National Rural Studies Association, changing its name and emphasis in 1971. Since then, the association has continued to support a wide range of professional educators to help them improve the quality of their teaching and their students’ learning, in relation to environmental and sustainability issues.

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