Monthly Archives: September 2019


Comments on a curriculum that explores rapid climate change

By | September 24th, 2019|Blog|

Thanks to everyone who has commented on Bill Scott's post last Tuesday about a climate change curriculum.  Although all the comments can be found alongside the post on the website, we've pulled out a few highlights: "The big missing piece, for me — the elephant not invited into the room — is the question of [...]

September 23rd 2019

By | September 23rd, 2019|Webwatch|

In early October a new campaign – "Teach the Future” – will be launched by SOS-UK, UKSCN and XR-educators.   The plan is to bring pressure to bear on the new government that will emerge from the forthcoming election, and, more importantly, perhaps, influence the manifestos of the political parties going into the election.  The campaign aims [...]

A selection of titles with environmental themes

By | September 18th, 2019|Book Review|

Here's an initial selection of books with environmental themes suitable for primary education that has been put together by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education CLPE. The Storm Whale by Benji Davies Simon and Schuster 9781471115684 Noi lives a self-sufficient life with his dad by the sea in an isolated home reminiscent of the fishing huts at [...]

A curriculum that is serious about exploring rapid climate change

By | September 17th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is written by our Chair of Trustees, Bill Scott.  It explores the issue of a curriculum that is serious about exploring rapid climate change.  Bill is writing in a personal capacity, and these are not NAEE's views.  The post was published on his own blog yesterday.   Now that it's become clear that curriculum time [...]

September 16th 2019

By | September 16th, 2019|Webwatch|

We had an email from UKSCN last week.  This is what it said: The climate crisis is the number one challenge facing us all — it’s down to us to make the government realise that urgent climate action can’t wait.  To do that, we need as many people as possible to turn out for the [...]

CLOtC research reporting

By | September 10th, 2019|Blog|

Here's a selection of news and research that CLOtC has highlighted recently – in case you missed them.  You can follow CLOtC's research reporting here, and its news output here.  Each is regularly updated and so are worth monitoring.   The meaning of participation in school ground greening: A study from project to everyday setting. [...]

September 9th 2019

By | September 9th, 2019|Webwatch|

Over the Summer, activists tried to persuade the DfE to require teacher educators in universities and elsewhere to cover climate and ecological issues.  This was the response: "... there are no plans to amend the Teachers’ Standards.  The Teacher’s Standards and the Framework of Core Content for Initial Teacher Training are the ‘core’ minimum entitlements for trainee [...]

The importance of walking and cycling to school

By | September 2nd, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

Rachel White is Senior Policy and Political Advisor at Sustrans.  She writes here about the importance of walking and cycling to school.  This article was first published in the latest edition [Vol 121] of NAEE's journal Environmental Education, which is freely available to members. Not every parent and carer is able to walk or cycle with their child [...]

Natural England’s mid-Summer update

By | September 2nd, 2019|Blog|

Here's a further selection of research and other reports related to learning and the environment collated by Natural England. An Affective Measure of Nature Connectedness for Children and Adults: Validation, Performance and Insights. Richardson, Hunt, Hinds, Bragg, Fido, Petronzi, Barbett, Clitherow, and White. - Journal of Nature Conservation. To establish the reliability of the new [...]

September 2nd 2019

By | September 2nd, 2019|Webwatch|

NAAEE has announced its latest group of environmental education leaders who are under 30 years old.  NAAEE says: These inspirational leaders are using environmental education to address environmental and social issues in communities around the world. This incredible group consists of teachers, conservationists, researchers, and social entrepreneurs that are addressing issues that range from mitigating tensions between [...]