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EE News from North America

Here’s a link to what NAAEE is saying.  Details include: Webinar: Learning to Live with Climate Change: What Educators Need to Know January 24 at 3:00 PM ET Kick off our monthly webinar series in 2017 with Shaun Martin, the Senior Director for Climate Change Adaptation at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Register now and we…

Animal Behaviour

Why do birds have regional accents?   Can horses learn mathematics?   What do animals without eyes see?   How do salmon return to their spawning grounds?   How does the Syrian desert hamster know where its burrow is, after hours of foraging in the pitch black desert night? Ethology – the study of animal…

Geography gives you options

So says the GA which adds: “These attractive A5 leaflets, updated for the new GCSE and A level qualifications in 2016, explain what geography has to offer students, just the thing for options time or GCSE/A level open evenings! Each pack contains 60 leaflets.  The front of the leaflet lists a comprehensive range of different…

Richard Louv writes …

ON THE RIVER: The Restorative Power of Nature in Difficult Times This essay was published last year, but in these weeks it may be timely again. Have a great holiday. On the banks of Owens River, my younger son, Matthew, then 23, and I were trying to cure our nature-deficit disorder.  That day, we staggered across the…

Global Learning update

Here are some highlights from Think Global’s recent activities: 1 – Speaker tour schedule is filling up As mentioned in our last newsletter, between 26 February and 3 March we are organising a ‘social and solidarity economy’ speaker tour to coincide with Fairtrade Fortnight 2017. Working with our partners at Zaytoun, we’ve had a great response and the…

Mini Waste Warrior

Jungle Creations is producing a mini-documentary sponsored by Iceland about the current food waste epidemic. Each year around 50% of all food produced in the world gets thrown away, costing the global economy $1 trillion and individual families £700.  The film will follow a passionate child as they learn more about the food waste problem and…