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A Nature-based Plant and Games Day

In Ringmer, on September 23rd,  Marina Robb, Director and co-author of ‘Learning with Nature’ will run a CPD event that will … “equip you to safely inspire young people to build their own knowledge of plants, with games and activities linked to the curriculum.”   The training is for teachers and TAs and Forest School practitioners. More detail is…

Eco-schools in Bruton

Are you a teacher in / around Somerset who is interested in sustainability and the environment? If so, Eco-school’s Roadshow on September 15th at Bruton School for Girls may be just for you. The event will bring together teachers, sustainability education professionals and the Keep Britain Tidy Eco-schools team.  It will explore the learning benefits that Eco-schools…

Learning by staying away from home

In June 2015, York Consulting published its evaluation of the Learning Away residentials project, identifying the impacts of overnight stays on young people. Learning Away set out to support schools enhancement of young people’s learning, achievement and wellbeing by using innovative residential experiences as an integral part of the curriculum.  The initiative was funded by the Paul Hamlyn…

Feral

When you visit a National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or an SSSI do you ever question the decisions behind the creation and management of such an area? Are there now so many ‘givens’ in the world of conservation that we blindly accept these as a justification for the many decisions taken on…

Encouraging Cycling and Walking

Have you heard of the government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS)?  No.  We hadn’t either, but Sustrans is enthusing about it.  It was added to the Infrastructure Act earlier this year obliging the Government to set out a long-term plan for boosting walking and cycling.  The Government is now committed to setting out plans and funding for…

New Journal edition now available

Volume 109 (Summer 2015) of NAEE’s journal, Environmental Education, has been mailed to members this week, and will be available as a pdf on the member pages of this website from Monday.   Volume 109 contains case studies and feature articles about how EE and ESD can be used to make learning and the curriculum come alive.…

Wild Connections

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust launched its Wild Connections project today at its Langford lakes reserve. This is a three-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other donors.  It will focus on 15 of the Trust’s nature reserves around the county and Swindon. Wild Connection volunteers can learn conservation skills such as wildlife surveying, coppicing, hedge laying, and fencing.…