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Nine new Ambassador Schools in England

Eco-Schools has announced the nine schools that will hold its Ambassador role for the next two years. These are the exceptional schools across England that have been chosen to represent the Eco Schools programme, and encourage new schools to join.  To be considered for the role, the schools must have held the Eco-Schools Green Flag award for four consecutive years. The idea…

100 years of the National Geographic

National Geographic magazine is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the US National Park Service with a year-long exploration of the parks.  The January 2016 edition features day-to-night images of landmarks including the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Park, by Stephen Wilkes who uses digital-imaging technology to create time-spanning panoramas, continuously shooting thousands of images day…

Mothering nature

Mothering Nature – the shape of things to come is the title of an article by MIT’s Neri Oxman in The World in 2016. It begins: Imagine that you could actually grow the future. By bringing together design and technology, we can, in effect, edit biology—and create physical objects that point to the shape of…

Latest from the FEN

You can read the latest Forest Education Network [FEN] update here. FEN began in 2012, and seeks to engage young people by supporting education in forest and woodland settings.  It also promotes networking and sharing practice, and facilitates communication between sectors and practitioners. FEN is hosted by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC).

Energy in the USA

The USA has signed up to the Paris Agreement, but doing what it has pledged will be hard work – as it will be in the UK. For anyone teaching about all this, the Washington Post has produced some great graphics which you will find here.  These show how each State generated its electricity in…