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Gardening for wildlife

The RHS has a feature on gardening for wildlife which, although about homes, applies to schools and other workplaces as well.   It says: It isn’t difficult to encourage wildlife without compromising the way your garden looks.  Small changes to your garden can bring major benefits for the creatures that call it home. Some will actually save you…

Make it a wild June

The Wildlife Trusts say that, in June, you could do something wild every day – you can even sign up for it here: 30 Days Wild!  You can join in at any time, download a welcome pack and wild wall chart, look at the 101 Random Acts of Wildness, or take a Wildness Quiz!

A day of action on climate

On June 17th, there’s a lobby of the UK parliament in London – 1300 to 1700.  WWF says “This will be the UK’s biggest ever meeting with MPs on climate change.  It will be an unforgettable, colourful day of fun, community spirit and inspiration and a big step towards a better, safer world for us…

World Environment Day

Friday June 5th is World Environment Day.  Check out the UNEP website here.  What are you doing to celebrate? office-2016-key office-2016-download  | office-2016-key office-2016-download  | office-2016-key office-2016-download  | office-2016-key office-2016-download  | office-2016-key office-2016-download  | office-2016-key office-2016-download  | office-2016-key office-2016-download  | office-2016-key office-2016-download  | office-2016-key office-2016-download  | office-2016-key office-2016-download  | office-2016-key office-2016-download  | office-2016-key office-2016-download  |…

Can We Save the Tiger?

‘Can We Save the Tiger?’ is a stunning book. Open it to any page and you can guarantee a visual treat. Vicky White’s illustrations are the real highlight of this plea to curb human caused extinction. The half sketch book, half detailed painting style, where backgrounds and details come and go, gives a stunning fading…

Superworm in the Forest

“Have a forest adventure with Superworm in 2015” – says the Forestry Commission’s website. To help this, the Commission has published a book by Julia Donaldson.  It tells the story of how a superhero worm and his mini-beast friends defeat the ‘villainous Wizard Lizard’.   The Commission says: From 13 March until the end of October, families can enjoy Superworm activity…

Does being in ‘quality nature’ contribute best to human wellbeing?

The University of Essex has produced an (internal circulation only) report for the Wildlife Trusts on the contribution that ‘being in nature’ makes to human wellbeing – particularly our being in natural environments rich in wildlife. Wellbeing benefits from natural environments rich in wildlife: a literature review for The Wildlife Trusts; University of Essex. 2015 You’ll…

The Countryside Classroom

The Countryside Classroom is a new venture from FACE – Farming and Countryside Education.  It is a directory of support for schools and teachers, comprising classroom resources, teacher professional development opportunities and support at visitor locations. FACE is managing the service on behalf of a range of organisations with an interest in children’s in food,…