Monthly Archives: March 2018


Half-heard, in the stillness

By | March 29th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Rachel Wooller is a Cambridge-based studio artist who works with recycled wood and metal as well as concrete, acrylic and wire.  She is currently working on a series of floor based pieces that explore the power relation between materials.  As part of the Pathways Project, Rachel was asked to facilitate a den making project with [...]

Earth Education v. Environmental Education

By | March 29th, 2018|Blog|

Steve Van Matre will forever be associated with the Institute for Earth Education.  IEE's website sets out what it sees as the differences between Earth Education. and Environmental Education.  Here's a summary: Environmental Education (Tendencies) supplemental and random classroom based issues oriented focuses mainly on developing secondary concepts and conducting environmental studies and projects activity based [...]

More news from Natural England

By | March 27th, 2018|Blog|

Here are more links from from Natural England of recent and relevant 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 in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links [...]

March 26 News Round up

By | March 26th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Forest Education Network has published a New Primary Forest and Woodland Teaching Resource pack.  It contains ideas to use trees woods and forests for curriculum linked teaching & learning.  related to KS1 & KS2 curriculum objectives in literacy, maths, science, history, geography, PHSE, art, music and PE.   Wildlife Watch says that if you go down [...]

But these things also are Spring’s

By | March 21st, 2018|Blog|

To mark World Poetry Day, here's Edward Thomas writing about the transition from Winter to Spring   But these things also are Spring's But these things also are Spring's – On banks by the roadside the grass Long-dead that is greyer now Than all the Winter it was;   The shell of a little snail [...]

More Wildlife Watch blogs

By | March 20th, 2018|Blog|

Here are a few more Wildlife Watch blogs Gardening for Wildlife in a Small Space Ann, from SumoGardener tells us how to make the most of a small space! Just because you might have a small garden, it doesn't mean it can't be a wildlife haven, and look beautiful, too!  Read more ... St Peter's School [...]

March 19 News Round up

By | March 19th, 2018|Webwatch|

Dan Raven-Ellison will be giving the public lecture at this year's GA Annual Conference [April 5 to April 7].   He'll be talking about Guerrilla Geography: 125 ways to be a geography activist.  The lecture is free to attend so make sure you add it to your Conference booking. Click here to see full details.    Countryside Classroom [...]

The Book of Bees

By | March 18th, 2018|Book Review|

The winner of the 2017 Educational Writers’ Award is THE BOOK OF BEES, written by Wojciech Grajkowski, illustrated by Piotr Socha, and translated into English from the Polish by Agnes Monod-Gayraud. This year’s judges – school librarian Marion Le Lannou; London headteacher Mike Reeves; and writer, editor and publisher of books for young people Annemarie Young – [...]

Exploring the environmental aspects of locality

By | March 18th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Exploring the environmental aspects of locality as a response to curriculum change in Mongolia In the academic year 2014 and 2015, a major modification of the core curriculum of primary education has been introduced in every school in Mongolia. It has strong emphasis on encouraging different learning approaches, opposing traditional classroom teaching where didactic teacher [...]

Press for Progress

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog|

Press for Progress was the title of a recent blog written by by Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association  She began: Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of women throughout history and around the globe, as well as reflect on what more can be done [...]