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Research round-up – Summer 2020

Natural England has brought together recently published research on learning and the environment. Highlights include: What future/s for outdoor and environmental education in a world that has contended with COVID-19?Contributions from Simon Beames, Rowena Passy and Sue Waite – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental EducationThis article brings together the perspectives of many on the journal’s editorial board,…

August 24th 2020

Earth Overshoot Day this year was on Saturday, August 22, more than three weeks later than in 2019, according to Global Footprint Network. The date reflects the 9.3% reduction of humanity’s Ecological Footprint from January 1st to Earth Overshoot Day, compared to the same period last year. This is a direct consequence of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns…

August 17th 2020

eduCCate Global says that UK State-Funded Schools in the United Kingdom can apply for funding to take part in its environmentally-focused school projects. Eligible schools could receive funding of up to £4,375, funding the eduCCate Global Bronze and Silver Awards as well as allotting funding towards Supply Teachers or additional resourcing. Schools will be assigned…

August 10th 2020

The latest updates on the NAAEE annual conference can be found here. As it’s virtual this year, there’s no reason not to join in. Well continue to keep you informed of developments. §§§ . Martineau Gardens is a great supporter of NAEE, and so we’d like to encourage you to vote for it in the…

Exploring Biomimicry

Today’s blog is by Richard Dawson and Lewis Winks who write about biomimicry. It is intended that this will be the prelude to further articles in this blog and in the NAEE journal: Environmental Education. As ever, the views expressed are their own, and are not necessarily shared by NAEE. Nature has evolved over 3.8…

August 3rd 2020

The NAEE AGM this year will be by zoom: Saturday November 7th at 1030. All members will get a message in September with details of how to attend.  ∫∫∫ . Figures released by UCAS, show more than 21,000 graduates have applied to teacher training programmes since the start of the coronavirus lockdown, a rise of…

July 27th 2020

NAEE has a new Facebook page.  Please check it out and contribute to it.  We’d obviously like you to Like and Follow it. ∫∫∫ . Teach the Future has a post with an update on what its proposed English Climate Emergency Education Bill, and Scottish Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Bill are setting out to do.  Their rationale for why a climate education bill is…