More from the Countryside Classroom

BNF is 50! Well-known for BNF Healthy Eating Week, the British Nutrition Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Countryside Classroom partner was established in 1967 to educate the public in nutrition; develop the training and education for those involved in training or educating others; and advance the study of, and research into,…

Serengeti Watch

Click here to read about developments in the Serengeti. The latest feature from Serengeti Watch says: We are either witnessing the demise of Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, or a renaissance that will save it It begins: Massive Challenges Facing the Mara The iconic Masai Mara Reserve is the northern part of the Serengeti ecosystem. The…

Meadowland

Meadowland was published to wide acclaim in 2015 and duly emerged as the Thwaites Wainwright prize winner for the year. Lewis-Stempel chronicles his observations of a meadow in Herefordshire month by month through the year in stunning prose, drawing the reader in to share with him his intimacy with the landscape and its wildlife. From…

Farm Educator conference

FACE is running a farm educator conference on July 3rd for outdoor educators and farmers that work with schools. This conference will provide an opportunity to meet and hear from others involved in educational activities on farms. Whether you are just starting out or have been hosting visits for years there will be plenty of tips and ideas…

Winston Churchill Travel Fellowships

Details of the Winston Churchill Travel Fellowships for 2018 are now available.  Thes fund UK citizens to investigate inspiring practice in other countries, and return with innovative ideas for the benefit of people across the UK. The categories for 2018 are wide-ranging and include one of particular interest to us: Crafts and Design Education Enterprise…

Planet Earth II

10 years ago, the Planet Earth series was said have redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us a new portrait of life on Earth.  Planet Earth II aims to go further, using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world. David Attenborough said earlier this year: “I am very excited to once…

The Green Schools Project

Today’s featured blog is that of the Green Schools Project. You can see a short video here which explains what Green Schools is about.  There is a lot of emphasis on employment, green skills and leadership, and on student projects.  There’s less emphasis on the curriculum.  In fact, there’s none at all.  Just as there’s…