Monthly Archives: December 2015


Birmingham’s Wildest Schools

By | December 31st, 2015|Webwatch|

Three primary schools were crowned Birmingham’s wildest schools at the Wildlife Trust’s EcoPark in Small Heath at a special event late last year to celebrate learning about nature. TV personality, naturalist and ambassador for the Wildlife Trusts’ Forest Schools project, Nick Baker, presented the awards to the three schools and also spent time exploring the wildlife [...]

Tony Juniper is new Wildlife Trusts President

By | December 29th, 2015|Blog|

Just before Christmas, it was announced that Tony Juniper, the campaigner, writer and environmentalist, had been appointed President of The Wildlife Trusts in order to "help the Trusts to support nature’s recovery on land and at sea and to put nature at the heart of society." His recent book What Nature Does For Britain explores the far-reaching impact [...]

Circle of Life

By | December 29th, 2015|Webwatch|

Circle of Life Rediscovery aims to enable practitioners to foster a more mature relationship with the natural world and leave you inspired with a bag full of practical and theoretical tools that link to an educational/learning based setting. It offers bespoke training courses to improve outdoor learning drawing on best practice from around the world.  For example: Nature Connection [...]

The GA investigates climate change

By | December 23rd, 2015|Webwatch|

As part of its Resources features, the Geographical Association has a new feature on climate change.  This begins: "Climate change is an important and historic geographical process which looks into the past, present and future.  But what is the evidence for climate change? What causes it, and what impact will it have on environments and [...]

Every Child Wild?

By | December 22nd, 2015|Blog|

Here's a link to a Wildlife Trusts blog which featured the writings of Abi Elphinstone. "It was the holly tree in my garden that taught me to be brave. I’d climbed all the others – the wellingtonia, the beech and the sycamore – through the maze of jutting branches until I emerged into a world of buzzards [...]

EatBy App

By | December 22nd, 2015|Webwatch|

EatBy App are encouraging families to turn fruit and vegetables into characters and to upload photographs onto the app and on social media. “We want to encourage kids to learn more about fruit and vegetables with their family, and become experts in avoiding food waste,” said Barbara Lewis, one of the founders of EatBy. Food [...]

Are you teaching about the Paris Agreement?

By | December 21st, 2015|Webwatch|

If so, you may be looking at the idea of the 2 degree Celsius limit (or 1.5) and where it came from.  A recent Economist has a feature on the origins and history of this number, and its contemporary significance.  It's view is that the number is more a political target than a scientific one. [...]

Look out for hibernating butterflies

By | December 19th, 2015|Webwatch|

Butterfly Conservation reminds us that the UK has several species of butterfly that overwinter as adults.  The Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone and Comma butterflies remain dormant, usually from late summer through until early spring. Brimstone and Comma usually find shelter outdoors in evergreen foliage or log piles, but the Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock prefer enclosed [...]

Catch up with FACE news

By | December 19th, 2015|Webwatch|

You can catch up with what Farming and Countryside Education [FACE] has been up to recently here. There are details of new resources about why farming matters, the problems of fly-tipping, and what's happening to our bees. And there's a regional feature on Somerset's Is several and gives. Becomes - months cialis reviews a to [...]

Wildscreen Update

By | December 18th, 2015|Webwatch|

Do you follow what Windscreen is doing?  It now has a range of initiatives: Wildscreen Arkive – the world's leading online natural world encyclopaedia; Wildscreen Exchange – a unique global hub that empowers conservation organisations by connecting them with world-leading filmmakers and photographers to create ground-breaking communications about our natural world; Wildscreen Festival – the internationally renowned festival [...]