Monthly Archives: June 2016


Young Green Briton Chat event

By | June 30th, 2016|Webwatch|

Ecotricity is running a Young Green Briton Chat event at the forthcoming WOMAD, where youngsters aged 11-16 will talk on the three areas that make up 80% of our emissions in Britain – Energy, Transport and Food – as well as on the topic of ‘Making room for Nature’. Each of the four winning [...]

Do we need to learn to be more welcoming of nature’s migrants?

By | June 29th, 2016|Blog|

This article was first published in NAEE's Spring 2016 journal Environmental Education (Vol 111), as our 'President's Column'.  The views are Bill Scott's own, not NAEE's. Do we need to learn to be more welcoming of nature's migrants? The current migration of people into Europe from North Africa, the Middle East, and farther afield because of war and other [...]

Songbird Survival

By | June 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

This link takes you to the website of the UK charity, Songbird Survival whose name very aptly says what it's setting out to do.  In particular, it funds research into the the causes of decline in order to help promote solutions to restore songbird numbers. Details of their research are here.  There's a news and views [...]

Food for thought about juicing

By | June 28th, 2016|Webwatch|

Do you drink a lot of fruit or vegetable juice?  Or maybe you make your own.  If you do the latter, you'll know all about the residues that are generated – we imagine you compost them. If you don't know about residues, then this article in Modern Farmer may help you get the picture.  It reminds us [...]

The Wild Network goes Local

By | June 28th, 2016|Webwatch|

The Wild Network now has over 27 thousand members, ranging from individual parents and teachers, to nature clubs and outdoor leaders.   Its mission is to help kids to roam free, play wild and lead nature-rich lives. You can read the full story and find out how to get involved and share your ideas on their website.

Project Wild Thing

By | June 27th, 2016|Webwatch|

Project Wild Thing, the film by David Bond, speaks to widely held (and commonly accepted) societal fears that children’s and young people’s opportunities to roam freely and independently in ‘the outdoors’ have curtailed considerably in the late 20th and 21st centuries. David Bond is a filmmaker and a father. Things have really changed since he [...]

Check out Learn from Nature

By | June 27th, 2016|Blog|

The Learn from Nature blog is always worth a second look as it sets out to contribute news and ideas to the debate around finding ways of humans living lightly on the Earth. It's writer (NAEE's Henricus Peters) says: Humans, as regions and nations, even as individuals, share the Earth with many billions of peoples [...]

A wild adventure along the River Avon

By | June 24th, 2016|Webwatch|

Tonight sees the launch of the Festival of Nature in Bath. The festival has been sailing down the River Avon between Bristol and Bath since June 10th, and this event brings together supporters and partners to welcome the festival and preview the public programme, which will take place in Royal Victoria Park.

Learning outside the classroom awards

By | June 24th, 2016|Webwatch|

Nominations are open for the 9th annual learning outside the classroom awards presented by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC). These awards recognise individuals and teams of people who are committed to ensuring that young people have inspiring experiences outside the classroom.  CLOtC invites you to nominate your LOtC Hero in one of [...]

A Climate Spiral

By | June 24th, 2016|Webwatch|

If you're not already a member of the CLEAN (Climate Literacy and Energy  Awareness Network) you might take a look at the University of Reading's  Climate Spiral. Science magazine said this about it: "Scientists have produced many reports, charts and animations to measure climate change over the decades.  But few have achieved the resonance of this one from scientist Ed Hawkins, [...]