Monthly Archives: January 2016


Puddle jumping at Slimbridge

By | January 29th, 2016|Blog|

  February half-term will see WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre play host to the South West’s Puddle Jumping Championships which says that the event will be "fun for all ages".   You should wrap up warm, grab your wellies and jump into puddles for a chance to win prizes. Puddles will be available around the grounds [...]

Make 2016 a year for butterflies and moths

By | January 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

In its January Newsletter, Butterfly Conservation reports that it's not such a Happy New Year for butterflies. It says that new evidence reveals many species are facing devastating declines, and that, although there has been some success, My and is the my clear seemed big pharmacy online two it no it product oil. A Heat [...]

The environment now features in the Food GCSE

By | January 28th, 2016|Webwatch|

The recent Countryside Classroom newsletter has a feature on how England's new Food GCSE incorporates a consideration of sustainability issues in the food provenance section. It sets out how the teacher-training days provided by the Food Teachers Centre have been focusing on practical activities and lesson ideas.  These include: where and how foods are grown, reared, or caught the [...]

Hardwick Dene Interpreted

By | January 27th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Steve Ashton, People and Wildlife Manager at the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, explores an innovative project at the Hardwick Dene Nature Reserve in Stockton on Tees. Encouraging teenagers to get involved in environmental projects can be difficult but the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) ‘Young Roots’ scheme for an innovative [...]

Research shows that learning outdoors makes a difference

By | January 27th, 2016|Blog|

The Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) has been working with University College, London (UCL) and Just Giving, with funding from the Blagrave Trust, to review the effectiveness of outdoor learning for children and young people in the UK. Andy Robinson, CEO of IOL, says that the ensuing report shows that using the outdoors for personal development [...]

Forthcoming LEEF events

By | January 27th, 2016|Webwatch|

Here are some of the forthcoming events organised by LEEF. LEEF/TRAID workshop, Protect your winter wardrobe, Tell Your Moths Where To Go With TRAID’s Natural Origami Tea Bag, Thursday 11 February 2016, 6-9pm, TRAID shop Shepherd’s Bush. For once, we're trying to decrease biodiversity (but only in our jumper drawers!). Join fellow LEEFers with a [...]

EE Pro

By | January 26th, 2016|Webwatch|

EE Pro was launched late last year by NAAEE (our American cousins). NAAEE says that it's "the hub for environmental education professional development". There are sections on learning, resources, research and jobs.  There's a blog, a calendar of activities, a section on the various groups that NAAEE has working on activities, and a section on [...]

Managing free-range Pigs

By | January 26th, 2016|Webwatch|

Here's an informative film from Natural England on outdoor pig farming and how to minimize the inevitable environmental problems that can occur.  

Think Global’s latest newsletter

By | January 25th, 2016|Webwatch|

You can view Think Global's January newsletter here. There are features on South Korea, the UK's Prevent strategy, and new resources.

By | January 25th, 2016|Blog|

Cornell University is offering a global online course in environmental education from the 1st of February to April 24th. The goal of the course is to create what they term an "environmental education trading zone".  This will be an ... "online space where scholars and students gather to learn about multiple disciplines that shed light [...]