Monthly Archives: October 2017


Children’s engagement with nature

By | October 31st, 2017|Blog|

Today's featured blog is by Nadia von Benzon, a Lecturer in Human Geography at Lancaster University.  In this, she discusses her research into children’s engagement with nature, particularly the experiences of disabled children, and the use of nature for children’s health and wellbeing.  You'll find this (and other blogs) on the Tree Charter website. The post begins: [...]

Monday Round up – October 30 to November 3

By | October 29th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Does your West Midlands school want to get involved in the Ashden Less CO2 programme which provides support to help with energy saving measures in schools? Schools must sign up to 4 workshops and will receive a free energy audit. It's most suitable for Bursars, Eco-leaders and Site Managers.  The programme includes further support through one to one [...]

Act Now for EE

By | October 27th, 2017|Webwatch|

You may well have come across Act now for EE.  This is an initiative of the Global Environmental Education Partnership [GEEP **] which NAEE involved in. At the heart of Act Now ... is a draft call for action with an invitation to help shape a global action plan for environmental education by providing feedback on the draft call.  Perhaps all those with an [...]

Why Connection with Nature Matters

By | October 26th, 2017|Blog|

Today's post is from the PSYCHREG blog, and is by Miles Richardson, Head of Psychology at the University of Derby and founder and coordinator of the Nature Connectedness Research Group. He says that whilst there is plenty of research to demonstrate that spending time in nature is good for us, there's rather less to explain why this should be [...]

A Little Bit of Dirt

By | October 25th, 2017|Book Review|

This is the latest offering from the author of The Curious Kid’s Science Book and 150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids, both excellent and unusual as Asia Citro brings her background as a classroom science teacher and her Masters in Science Education into the arena of play with preschool and school children with stunning effect. [...]

Stafford Borough Eco-Schools Network Grants

By | October 25th, 2017|Webwatch|

Do you work in schools in Stafford?  Do you have an idea for an eco-project, or have a project already underway, that relates to the following topic areas in the Eco-Schools programme: water, biodiversity/wildlife, energy, litter, school grounds (eg growing vegetables or creating a pond), transport or waste? Are you searching for some help to [...]

September Natural England Research Round up

By | October 24th, 2017|Blog|

You can see the September round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news from Natural England here.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy [...]

Communicating climate change

By | October 23rd, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Communicating climate change: back and forth between school and community Bruce Huett This paper describes and analyses one of the four mini-projects from HEIF described in the introduction. The paper takes the premise that communicating climate change to effect change in societal behaviour is a very important issue (Sheppard, 2012) and that children can be [...]

Monday Round up October 23 to 27

By | October 23rd, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Wildlife Watch says that getting kids outdoors and enjoying nature can be a bit tricky, but if you search the internet you’ll find plenty of ideas on ways to get your little ones outside.  But what happens when jumping in muddy puddles and doing nature treasure hunts becomes too childish?  Getting teens outside and enjoying [...]

Urban Environmental Education Review

By | October 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

LEEF says you can join them for a new reading group based on the book Urban Environmental Education Review published earlier this year by Cornell University Press. The first piece to be explored from the book is Sense of Place, by Jennifer Adams et al. – an essay about place-based education in cities that can be read online here. There will be a short period for reading at the [...]