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Wildlife Watch

This October, Wildlife Watch is  everybody to take action to help their neighbourhood bats. From planting insect-friendly plants, to building bat boxes, there’s a little something everyone can do.  It also has a competition: share insect-friendly plant displays for the chance to win great prizes, including a holiday with Forest Holidays, and a bat detector. Click here for…

LEEF Updates

LEEF has an update on recent research: A recent study into the impacts of pond management intensity, function and environmental variables on urban pond biodiversity of ponds in Stockholm has investigated which factors impact most on the level of biodiversity in urban ponds, as indicated by species richness of aquatic insects. The study suggests that varying intensities…

Nature Clubs

Inspiring stuff from C&NN on Nature Clubs.  C&NN says: “Over the past decade, C&NN has pioneered grassroots initiatives to connect diverse families to each other and the natural world through outdoor exploration and free play in nature. Because we believe that Family Nature Clubs (FNC) help to provide a critical base of engagement in the outdoors for…

GA Update

The deadline for registering for the Primary Geography Quality Mark is 31 October. This is an award that recognises quality geography teaching and learning. The GA also has some new teaching resources: Fieldwork teaching ideas and Far is viagra over the counter at walmart NEVER cialis viagra stack Able cialis generic online Reason canadian pharmacy…

More updates from Natural England

Here are more updates from Natural England   Harmony and connection: human connectedness through social design E Pak – 2016 From a design perspective, this research will show that it is possible to re-create connection through social design, by influencing perception through nature, as an alternative to a state of social disconnection. Nature Teaches Us…

CNN Round Up

The following features from the most recent output from the Children & Nature Network caught our eye:   Speaking for the Trees: The New Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan Gut Health, Mental Wellbeing and Immunity Linked to Outdoor Play Time in a Natural Setting Enhances Children’s Learning Program Connects At-Risk Kids with Nature Survey…

The Children’s Garden

‘The Children’s Garden’ provides a useful resource for any teacher keen to maximise the potential of a school garden for the purposes of enjoyment and creativity. The handbook is organised into sections based on the seasons. In Spring, one of the most fun and creative ideas is the construction of a ‘wall of sound and…