Monthly Archives: January 2018


The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

By | January 31st, 2018|Book Review|

As an animal lover, I see the true value of animals and their important place at our side: the dog that was my best friend as a teenager; the horses I rode (or more accurately sat on and held on, for dear life!) whenever I could, to see the countryside from a different viewpoint; watching [...]

Natural England latest

By | January 30th, 2018|Blog|

Click here to read a round up  from Natural England of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items. 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 [...]

January 29 to February 2 News round-up

By | January 29th, 2018|Webwatch|

Leicester City Council is organising a conference on March 16th with its focus on Creating Young Leaders in Sustainable Development. The aims of the conference are to help practitioners support learners to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development (Global) Goal 4.7.   It  will be a combination of workshops and activities "to inspire and engage" [...]

Climate Fiction

By | January 26th, 2018|Webwatch|

On January 29, 2017, the NOAA Book Club is discussing: Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction Everything Change features twelve stories from the Arizona State University's Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest.  It has a foreword by science fiction author and contest judge Kim Stanley Robinson and an interview with climate fiction [...]

Finding Nature

By | January 25th, 2018|Blog|

In a recent Nature Connections blog post, Miles Richardson examines recent research into whether it's nature knowledge or nature connections that are most likely to lead to pro-environment behaviours. This begins: "A fundamental component of environmental education, and a traditional aspect of nature engagement is environmental knowledge. Knowledge of nature is seen as being indispensable to [...]

Does the Science Curriculum really encourage fieldwork?

By | January 23rd, 2018|Blog|

In our latest blog on the government's 25 year plan for the environment, NAEE Fellow, Dr Melissa Glackin of King's College, asks whether the science curriculum actually encourages fieldwork – and environmental education. In Chapter 3 of the 25 Year Environmental Plan ‘Connecting people with the environment to improve health and wellbeing’ the Government claim, ‘the [...]

January 22 to 26 round-up

By | January 22nd, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE's new review – Opportunities for Environmental Education across the Secondary Curriculum – was published yesterday.   You can download it here.  This complements our primary review that was published in 2016. The review focuses not only on geography, science, and design & technology, but on a wide range of other subject areas as well, including Spiritual, [...]

Reaction to the 25 Year Plan

By | January 19th, 2018|Webwatch|

We've been covering the government's 25 year plan for the environment this week with a couple of blogs by NAEE trustees Justin Dillon and Morgan Phillips.  Here is a sample of other views out there: RSPB – Martin Harper – Good news for a Thursday "If, like me, you believe that politics can change things for the [...]

More on the 25 Year Environment Plan

By | January 18th, 2018|Blog|

The government launched its 25 Year Environment Plan last week, and we heard the views of NAEE's President, Prof Justin Dillon about it on Tuesday.  Today, we hear from NAEE Trustee Dr Morgan Phillips.  What follows is a shortened version of what appears on Morgan's website. Last week, DEFRA launched their long-awaited environment plan: ‘A Green Future: [...]

World Heritage and sustainable development

By | January 17th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Heritage was long absent from the mainstream sustainable development debate, despite its crucial importance to societies and the wide acknowledgment of its great potential to contribute to social, economic and environmental goals.  Based on a strong appeal from national and local stakeholders, the 2030 Agenda adopted by the UN General Assembly integrates, for the first [...]