Monthly Archives: September 2017


National Poetry Day

By | September 29th, 2017|Webwatch|

To celebrate National Poetry day – 28th September – here's something international from Du Fu (712 – 770) who was a Tang Dynasty poet.  He is writing here about the very wet autumn of 754 CE in what is now the Chinese megacity of Xi’an. Lamenting Autumn Rains Blustrous winds, unending rains, autumn of chaos. [...]

Our native wild cat

By | September 28th, 2017|Blog|

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, and you can read it here.  It includes this on the British wildcat: There is only one native wild cat in Britain (for now! - see below) and work is ongoing in Scotland to ensure its survival. Read about one volunteer's Wonderful Wildcat Experience.  James Walker writes [...]

MOOCs about and for the sustainable development goals

By | September 27th, 2017|Webwatch|

The latest ENSI newsletter had the following details of a number of MOOCs that are focusing on the sustainable development goals.  You'll find more detail here. Here are four examples from more than 15,000 available MOOCs. on Sustainability on Education and Learning on the Circular Economy on Sustainable Food Security There are more here. There is [...]

Blogs from the Children and Nature Network

By | September 26th, 2017|Blog|

Click here to read the latest blogs from the Children and Nature Network. This includes: NATURE-BASED LEADERSHIP: Leading from the Heart of Nature by Cheryl Charles Throughout my life, I have been influenced and inspired by direct contact with nature. From formative childhood experiences to acting as the primary focus of my career, nature has nourished my [...]

Two articles from Green Teacher

By | September 25th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Here are two freely available articles from Canada's Green Teacher magazine. Green Commuting Challenge by Duke Davidson – How a suburban middle school radically increased the number of students walking and reduced car traffic to the school Introducing Students to Landscape Architecture by Karen Grajales – Classroom activities spotlight a creative career choice that helps the environment And these [...]

Monday Round up – September 25 to 29

By | September 25th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. The London Natural History Museum says: "Inspire your class this autumn at our latest exhibition Whales: Beneath the Surface.  Your students will discover the evolutionary story of these mammals, through viewing over 100 specimens including the Thames Whale to hunting for prey in an interactive echolocation game.  The exhibition is perfect for KS2 and KS3. Pre-booked school groups [...]

A Voice for Nature

By | September 22nd, 2017|Webwatch|

The latest issue of the IUCN regional newsletter ‘A Voice for Nature’ can be seen here. This is prepared by the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (IUCN ECARO), and sets out to be a credible source of information and news on nature conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the region. It [...]

Courses on the sustainable development goals

By | September 21st, 2017|Blog|

The Human Rights Careers website has details of [massive on-line, open] courses in relation to each of the 17 sustainable development goals.  It says: The SDGs are 17 goals with a total of 169 targets among them, most of which are meant to be achieved by 2030.  These goals strive to work towards sustainable economic, social, [...]

Re-live the great 1860 debate

By | September 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Natural History Museum is inviting teachers to introduce their students to the great debate of 1860 on Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. The Museum says: "The characters and events of this landmark debate will be brought to life by an experienced Science Educator and the inspiring specimens and displays of our newly redeveloped [...]

Nature Watch

By | September 19th, 2017|Book Review|

Simon King's Nature Watch is an excellent resource on how to track and observe wildlife. It is clearly set out, with beautiful photography (as you would expect from Simon King) and illustrations, and is a highly accessible book for both beginner and exper-ienced tracker alike. The remit of the book is to give tracking signs [...]