Monthly Archives: June 2020

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Climate and Change in the UK

By | June 30th, 2020|Blog|

Late last year, the Blagrave Trust published a report on Youth led change in the UK – Understanding the landscape and the opportunities.  The purpose was “To inform future strategy and future investment decisions, the Blagrave Trust is looking to understand better how it can effectively support young people to lead change ... The Trust is looking to [...]

June 29th 2020

By | June 29th, 2020|Webwatch|

In the next few weeks Teach the Future Scotland will be launched.  This will be led by a group of students across Scotland and supported by Scottish Youth Climate Strike (SYCS) and NUS Scotland. Meanwhile, they have written to John Swinney MSP the cabinet secretary for Education in the Scottish Parliament asking for an economic recovery that creates green jobs and improves the mental [...]

Green Teacher Vol 122

By | June 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Every edition of Green Teacher comes with a number of open-access articles in addition to those that are restricted to members.  The February 2020 edition [ Vol 122 ] contained the following two articles: Changing the Face of Science — Shattering Stereotypes and Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM.  By Kyle Walsh This begins: The [...]

June 22nd 2020

By | June 22nd, 2020|Webwatch|

CJS, the Countryside Jobs Service, has published a focus on environmental education and outdoor activities.  This sets out accounts of the work of a wide variety of organisations, including NAEE, and is downloadable as a pdf.  ∫∫∫ . Teach the Future is organising an open letter to the Chancellor from its organisational supporters.  The letter in support of its case for education to [...]

Taking Science into the City

By | June 16th, 2020|Blog|

Today's blog comes from the Wild Awake project which is a not for profit social enterprise.  Its purpose is to develop and provide learning which inspires change towards a more sustainable planet, and support people to live healthy and happy lives which respect natural limits.  It achieves this through providing learning which reconnects people with the natural [...]

June 15th 2020

By | June 15th, 2020|Webwatch|

NAEE has worked with COBIS – the Council of British International Schools – over the past few months to develop and then judge the 2020 COBIS Eco Film Awards.  This encouraged students in COBIS member schools to make videos about the work they were doing in their schools [i] to learn about environmental and sustainability issues, and [ii] [...]

The COBIS Eco Film Awards

By | June 12th, 2020|Blog|

NAEE worked with COBIS – the Council of British International Schools – over the past few months to develop and then judge the 2020 COBIS Eco Film Awards.  This encouraged students in COBIS member schools to make videos about the work they were doing in their schools [i] to learn about environmental and sustainability issues, and [ii] to [...]

Green Teacher Vol 121

By | June 9th, 2020|Blog|

Every edition of Green Teacher comes with a number of open-access articles in addition to those that are restricted to members.  The Fall 2019 2020 edition [ Vol 121 ] contained the following two articles: Escape the Mundane By Matt Downs Creating a digital escape room to engage students This begins: As a science educator, I [...]

June 8th 2020

By | June 8th, 2020|Webwatch|

NAEE was pleased to receive an honourable mention for its curriculum guides at the launch of the consultation for the OCR Natural History GCSE.  The guides' careful analysis of the way that the national curriculum provides opportunities for the study of environmental and ecological issues was described as "brilliant work".  If you've not come across these, you [...]

Helping to develop Natural History as a GCSE

By | June 2nd, 2020|Blog|

Today's post is by Elsa Lee of the University of Cambridge who sits on OCR's advisory board for its proposed GCSE in Natural History. I had the pleasure of representing NAEE in a discussion about the proposals from OCR to introduce Natural History as a new optional subject at GCSE.  The initiative is the brainchild [...]