Monthly Archives: February 2018


Guest blogs on Wildlife watch

By | February 27th, 2018|Blog|

Here are a few recent guest blogs on the Wildlife Watch site: Hear from our Wildlife Watchers Hear inspirational stories, advice and 'wild' ideas from our teenage and young supporters. They share how they spend their wild time, the conservation issues that they are passionate about and tonnes of ways that you can get in [...]

February 26 News Round up

By | February 26th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Forestry Commission says its Early Years Teacher's Pack is a free learning resource, which contains curriculum-linked activities, to teach learners about forests and how they're looked after for people and wildlife.  All the activities have been designed to be used outdoors, in your local woods, park or school grounds.  There are also Gruffalo-themed forest activities that can be [...]

The days of March

By | February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Did you know that ... March 1 to 11 is Fair-trade Fortnight March 3 is World Wildlife Day March 5 to 9 is Waste Week March 9 to 18 is British Science Week March 14 is the International Day of Action for Rivers March 19 to 23 is Grandparent Gardening Week March 21 is the [...]

More about that Doughnut

By | February 20th, 2018|Blog|

Last week we covered Ronald Rovers' (broadly positive) views on Kate Raworth's doughnut model of the human-biosphere connection. This is a link to what, Bill Scott (NAEE's Chair of Trustees) wrote back in 2013 about the idea when it first emerged c/o Oxfam's Discussion Paper, A Safe and Just Space for Humanity.   This is what Oxfam [...]

The Handbook of Secondary Geography

By | February 19th, 2018|Book Review|

The GA says that its new Handbook of Secondary Geography "... provides a rich source of advice and reference on all aspects of geography teaching in secondary schools in the UK."  It has been written for Heads of Department and all teachers of geography. The GA also says that "... it also speaks to a wider audience, [...]

February 19 News Round up

By | February 19th, 2018|Webwatch|

Exeter University says: "Explore the potential solutions to climate change and how they relate to the UN's sustainable development goals." This is a free 4-week online course (3 hours per week) with an 'upgrade' available.  On the course "you will explore solutions to this global challenge, including mitigation, adaptation and geo-engineering, which can help avoid the most dangerous climate changes [...]

Reflections on the ASE conference

By | February 15th, 2018|Blog|

If you click here, you can read the thoughts of Jen Baughan, the CEO of Solutions for the Planet, on her visit to the ASE conference in Liverpool last month. We were struck by this passage: "Two of the workshops that I attended were focussed on Environmental Education (EE) in secondary schools.  The first workshop, [...]

Natural England Round up

By | February 13th, 2018|Blog|

Click here to read another 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, [...]

Environmental education and special needs in South Africa

By | February 12th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Tamlyn Hardy writes about the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Seabirds (SANCCOB) which is an international leader in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing; contributes to research which benefits seabirds; trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to develop behavioural change which benefits marine life and environment. I currently [...]

February 12 to 16 News round up

By | February 12th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Big Farmland Bird Count has been run by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) which has encouraged farmers, land managers and gamekeepers to spend around 30 minutes on the lookout for birds.  Founder of the Bird Count, Jim Egan, said a huge number of farmers and keepers were doing ‘tremendous work’ to boost farmland birds [...]