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Notes from a Reception

Here’s NAEE President, Bill Scott, with some thoughts from his University of bath blog on the reception last Tuesday involving NAEE members and those from NAAEE in the USA, and the members of the Global Environmental Education Project steering committee: The GEEP event last week ended with a reception at @Bristol hosted by the UK’s National Association for Environmental…

Celebrating 100 Years

On August 25, 2016, the US National Park Service turns 100. The National Park Service and National Park Foundation are working closely with partners and stakeholders across the USA to ensure that the Centennial is more than a birthday.  They want people everywhere to embrace the opportunities to explore, learn, be inspired or simply have fun in their 407 national…

Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

The Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding nursery, primary and secondary school teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Up to two teachers from each region will be selected to receive this award. We know that this sounds too good to…

More than 400,000 celebrate National Environmental Education Week

Environmental Education remains a strong feature of life in the USA.  From April 17th to April 23rd, over 400,000 people celebrated environmental education at more than 3,000 events in every state and territory.  This was part of the 12th annual National Environmental Education Week (EEWeek) – the country’s largest celebration of environmental education. This was organised by the National…

The Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the voice for everyone who loves the sea.  It works to secure a future for our living seas, and to save our threatened marine wildlife before it is lost forever.  It says: “Almost nowhere in UK seas is marine wildlife safe from harm. We  need to establish vital marine protected areas…

NAEE and NAAEE coming together

The North American Association for Environmental Education [NAAEE] has published a blog by NAEE President, Bill Scott, which looks forward to the meeting of the Global Environmental Education Partnership steering committee in Bristol next week. It begins: Between them, North America’s NAAEE and the UK’s NAEE have been in existence for over 100 years, and…

Features in Environmental Education 111

As we recently noted, NAEE’s latest journal, Environmental Education Vol 111 (which has a wildlife theme) was released to members last month.  Here are a few of its feature articles: Sharks: The Great Eggcase Hunt                                   Cat Gordon Marine: Cool Seas Investigators                                     Jenny Griffiths Invertebrates: Little things that rule the world        Luke Tilley  Amphibians: Green Pathways project                         Becca Neal Birds: Schools outreach                                                    Tim Webb Fish: Stopping…

National Insect Week

National Insect Week is from June  20th to June 26th.  It encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organises the week, supported by a large number of partner organisations with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects, and there will be events and activities taking…