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LOtC Resource Packs

LOtC says that its resource packs are lesson plans for curriculum focused learning outside the classroom. Each pack contains 6 lesson plans, a case study of a project to inspire you, and general tips and information on delivering learning outside the classroom. Each plan lists the equipment needed, suitable venue, and ideas for differentiation, expansion…

Environmental Impacts of Education

As part of Anecdotes to Evidence, which is a multi-partner initiative led by North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and Stanford University, a team of researchers is conducting a review of literature that examines directly measured environmental outcomes/indicators associated with the implementation of an education program. The team is currently identifying sources from the grey literature (any…

An update from ENN

Here’s a recent update from the Environmental News Network: Melting ice sheet could expose frozen Cold War-era hazardous waste A Troubling Snag in the Comeback of the California Condor Drought conditions slow the growth of Douglas fir trees across the West Lake Tanganyika fisheries declining from global warming NASA sees Tropical Storm Javier form in…

New Project Dirt activities …

Saturday 17th September Introduction to Photovoltaics – Brighton, East Sussex (9am – 5pm) Get Growing at St Dennis Community Garden – St Austell, Cornwall (10am – 1pm) FoodFest 16 – Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire (10am – 3pm) Plastic Fantastic Workshop #2 – Dartford, Kent (10am – 4pm) Birdwatching Outing to Rye Meads – Hertfordshire (10:30am – 4pm) Growing from your roots – Birmingham…

Outstanding Contributions to Learning Outside the Classroom

The shortlists for the 2016 Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom have been selected.  The LOtC Awards recognise individuals and teams of people who have made a significant impact on the lives of children and young people through their commitment to providing and/or championing exciting and inspiring learning outside the classroom opportunities. The…

Manchester’s environment; Manchester’s heritage

The Countryside Classroom September newsletter has a feature on a project from the Manchester Environmental Education Network (MEEN) which focuses on the industrial revolution’s heritage in the local area. Using the project, called ‘Our environment, our heritage’, two East Manchester primary schools learned about activities in the past that had caused soil, air and water pollution in their local…