Monthly Archives: March 2016


Outdoor Learning Training Days

By | March 31st, 2016|Webwatch|

Circle of Life has announced the following CPD events: Thursday 14th April Nature Connection - Exploring Natural Cycles plus Inspirational Activities and Games. Join us at the beginning of Spring in the Sussex Woodlands. This training day will bring alive the core routines of deep nature connection, giving attendees embodied experiences of games and activities that [...]

Linking food, waste and the curriculum

By | March 30th, 2016|Webwatch|

A LEEF training  event – Creating sustainable schools: linking food, waste and the curriculum – will take place on Tuesday 26 April, 1000 to 1600 at Groundwork Hackney, in London. It will focus on the links between sustainability, food growing and waste prevention. There will be case studies, hands on activities including a textile waste activity suitable [...]

What’s happening to our bees?

By | March 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

FACE has a new resource in its controversial issues series. It has been produced to help young people: Learn about declining bee populations and consider the use of pesticides, in particular neonicotinoids Understand the different problems facing honey bees and wild bees Judge the bias and reliability of different sources of information Draw their own [...]

The Journal of Environmental Education

By | March 29th, 2016|Blog|

The Journal of Environmental Education is the oldest of the journals focusing on environmental education research. It began life in 1969 as "Environmental Education", and changed its name in 1971 to much its growing focus on research activity. It's known across the world as "J.E.E". It says this about itself: " JEE is a research-oriented, [...]

Remembering a founding father

By | March 28th, 2016|Blog|

Although John Smyth died over 11 years ago, in 2005, his contribution to environmental education lives on. An obituary in the Herald Scotland painted a picture of his life and work, but there are many of us today who can add anecdotes to what this says about him. John's contribution was national and international, and [...]

The EU Referendum: Risks and Opportunities for the UK Environment

By | March 25th, 2016|Blog|

11 April 2016, 0930 – 1100, London At this event, hosted by the ESRC’s The UK in a Changing Europe (UKiCE) Initiative, leading practitioners will debate the findings of a landmark independent report on the implications of a Brexit for the UK’s environment. The EU has had a profound impact upon UK environmental policy and [...]

Natural Connections update

By | March 24th, 2016|Webwatch|

The Natural Connections project is drawing to a close, and its final report will be published on July 14th, with and they will be sharing the key findings and learning points from the evaluation at a meeting in Bristol on that day. Meantime, NC can be followed on Twitter or via their blog.

The New Wild

By | March 24th, 2016|Book Review|

In The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will be Nature's Salvation, Fred Pearce argues that trying to keep out alien species looks increasingly flawed and that we should celebrate the dynamism of such species and the novel ecosystems they create.  Further, in an era of climate change and widespread ecological damage, we should be finding ways to help nature [...]

GA Conference 2016

By | March 24th, 2016|Webwatch|

The programme for the 2016 GA conference is now on-line. The main programme takes place on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 April with the free Public Lecture, 'Association at Work' events, and Awards Ceremonies take place on Thursday 7.

Springtime Activities

By | March 23rd, 2016|Webwatch|

FACE has a new Springtime Activities booklet. It contains ideas for games, walks, hands on making projects and classroom activities, and sets out to provide inspiration for teachers and outdoor educators to get out and about spotting the signs of Spring. You can download it here.