Monthly Archives: August 2018


More blogs from the Children and Nature Network

By | August 28th, 2018|Blog|

Here are links to a couple of recent Children and Nature Network blogs WRITING FROM A TREE: On the Inspiration of Nature Virginia Bee Ward is a 13-year-old poet and author who lives on a small farm in Western North Carolina. Her mother, Carolyn Ward, is CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.  Her post [...]

The Geography Quality Mark

By | August 27th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

 Rebecca Kitchen Secondary Curriculum Leader, Geographical Association, writes about the Geography Quality Mark: making an impact on teaching and learning. As Head of Geography at Aylesbury High School, I found this incredibly powerful: my geography department improvement plan was informed by the Quality Mark, and vice versa.  It also enabled the whole department to be involved [...]

August 28th – News Round up

By | August 27th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE has announce the 2018 EE 30 Under 30 awardees who work across five continents and "are champions of energy, water, climate resilience, the Arctic, environmental health issues, and more.  Through a wide variety of approaches including journalism, music, and gardening, they are working to create change in their communities and on the global stage." [...]

A foretaste of TEESNet 2018

By | August 21st, 2018|Blog|

Here are some of the papers being presented at the September TEESNet conference.  We notice that a focus on the SDGs is outweighing that on ESD which is to be expected and a welcome sign.  A focus on GC/GL persists, however, with little discernible interest in EE even though the Goals do require a focus on [...]

August 20 – News round up

By | August 20th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE says that Wild Pedagogies: Touchstones for Re-Negotiating Education and the Environment in the Anthropocene Examines the concept of wild pedagogies as the geological epoch shifts to the Anthropocene Analyses the potential of wild pedagogy for the present and future Proposes six touchstones that can help educators and practitioners incorporate wild pedagogies into learning . The [...]

Monkton Nature Reserve – a hidden gem

By | August 14th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Kashmir Flint, Environmental Education Officer at the Monkton Nature Reserve (and until recently, NAEE's Facebook editor), writes about the reserve and about her work there. Monkton Nature Reserve is a 16-acre former chalk quarry based in Thanet, Kent, run by a small independent charity.  Thanet is one of the most deprived areas in Kent with tree coverage [...]

UK museum collections and nature conservation

By | August 14th, 2018|Blog|

Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at Manchester Museum (part of the University of Manchester) is undertaking a study, funded by the British Ecological Society, that aims to help strengthen and develop UK natural sciences collections as a research-useful infrastructure in support of nature conservation and ecological research.  The methodology draws on Prof Bill [...]

More from Natural England

By | August 8th, 2018|Blog|

Here's a further set of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and practice in these areas: The [...]

August 6 – News round up

By | August 6th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Social Farms & Gardens website contains a wide range of resources including the Get Your Hands Dirty pack.  An autumn campaign is planned to help raise awareness of the need for land-based qualifications.  If you are not yet a member of Social Farms & Gardens (and within that the School Farms Network) you can click here and join – it is [...]