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Rainforest Studies in the National Curriculum

 Juliette Green sets out the opportunities provided for rainforest studies in the English National Curriculum Geography Key Stage 1: Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and Poles. Key Stage 2: Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres,…

World Water Day Resources

UN Water is the United Nations inter-agency area for all freshwater related issues, including sanitation. The website has a good overview of goals related to water, the specific targets, and related UN campaigns including World Water Day – which is on 22nd March this year.  The website says that water is at the core of sustainable development:…

Viridor works with Oxfordshire schools

Just before Christmas, Viridor welcomed teachers and pupils from the Bicester School to its state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility at Ardley to mark the start of a partnership to help pupils gain invaluable insight into how subjects, such as maths and science, directly link to careers within the recycling, resources and renewable energy sector. The partnership,…

Education and Sustainability Blogs

Here’s a selection of blogs that address learning, environment and sustainability (viewed in a broad sense): http://www.education4sustainability.org Education 4 Sustainability is a project coordinated by Nektarina in order to help embed sustainable development into the curriculum, and educate students about sustainable living, practices and futures. http://www.educationforsustainability.com.au/blog Education for Sustainability provides professional development in designing and implementing…

Teaching with Flowers

Juliette Green examines Julie Warburton’s book on teaching with flowers. This is a colourful, chunky handbook full of practical and innovative ideas for using flowers across the curriculum. Julie Warburton is a former teacher and educational consultant and this comes across through the strong curriculum links and the easy-to-follow teaching ideas. She subsequently retrained as…

The Natural Connections blog

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National Sustainable Schools Conference

Here are some details of workshops at the 2016 national sustainable schools conference, run by SEEd in Leicester on March 2nd. Ashden Awards, Alex Green – Showcases and explores examples of energy saving techniques in schools Beetles and Bees, Jenny Stevens – Looks at diverse ways of encouraging outdoor exploration Big Brum, Rumpelstiltskin, the Straw Baby  –…

5 Apps from the Sierra Club

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