Monthly Archives: May 2016

More than 400,000 celebrate National Environmental Education Week

By | May 30th, 2016|Blog|

Environmental Education remains a strong feature of life in the USA.  From April 17th to April 23rd, over 400,000 people celebrated environmental education at more than 3,000 events in every state and territory.  This was part of the 12th annual National Environmental Education Week (EEWeek) – the country's largest celebration of environmental education. This was organised by the National [...]

The Marine Conservation Society

By | May 30th, 2016|Webwatch|

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the voice for everyone who loves the sea.  It works to secure a future for our living seas, and to save our threatened marine wildlife before it is lost forever.  It says: "Almost nowhere in UK seas is marine wildlife safe from harm. We  need to establish vital marine protected areas [...]

NAEE and NAAEE coming together

By | May 27th, 2016|Blog|

The North American Association for Environmental Education [NAAEE] has published a blog by NAEE President, Bill Scott, which looks forward to the meeting of the Global Environmental Education Partnership steering committee in Bristol next week. It begins: Between them, North America’s NAAEE and the UK’s NAEE have been in existence for over 100 years, and [...]

Features in Environmental Education 111

By | May 27th, 2016|Webwatch|

As we recently noted, NAEE's latest journal, Environmental Education Vol 111 (which has a wildlife theme) was released to members last month.  Here are a few of its feature articles: Sharks: The Great Eggcase Hunt                                   Cat Gordon Marine: Cool Seas Investigators                                     Jenny Griffiths Invertebrates: Little things that rule the world        Luke Tilley  Amphibians: Green Pathways project                         Becca Neal Birds: Schools outreach                                                    Tim Webb Fish: Stopping [...]

Conservation Education jobs

By | May 26th, 2016|Webwatch|

Here's a new website for conservation education jobs across the UK and Ireland.  You can register here, and see other sorts of posts here. Meanwhile, the latest edition of CJS Professional is now online.

National Insect Week

By | May 25th, 2016|Webwatch|

National Insect Week is from June  20th to June 26th.  It encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organises the week, supported by a large number of partner organisations with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects, and there will be events and activities taking [...]

Blog of the Week

By | May 25th, 2016|Blog|

This is Alex White's blog. It's a diary about local wildlife in Oxfordshire. Alex has a passion for British wildlife, especially badgers and hares, and has been blogging since May 2013. This recent post My hair expecting only wash! Don't is SO everything control I more of discount pharmacy would that. An, I dry. [...]


By | May 24th, 2016|Webwatch|

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The M&S Energy Community Energy Fund

By | May 23rd, 2016|Webwatch|

The M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is open for applications with £350,000 to distribute to community groups across the UK this summer.  There’s £12,500 up for grabs in each M&S region across Great Britain to use towards the installation of a renewable technology and generate energy for your community building. Whether you’re a community energy [...]

Glyphosate update

By | May 23rd, 2016|Blog|

Are you puzzled about what to teach about glyphosate – the world’s widest-used weedkiller?  If so, then a piece on the BBC's Gardeners Question Time [GQT] last week might leave you better informed.  It began about 15 minutes into the programme, and provided (for us) a useful summary. However, last Thursday, EU experts failed again to take a decision [...]