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Science for Environmental Educators

ASE’s Midlands Conference is on Saturday 3rd March [9:00 to 12:45] at Derby University in the Kirtley Building, Kedleston Rd, Derby, DE22 1GB.  There will be a session on Practical approaches in Environmental Education by Lee Jowett who is Environmental Education Coordinator at Leicester City Council. ASE says: Lee will show you opportunities to use resources and activities which support…

EO Wilson and the needs of the Earth

The Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy [CASSE] issued a blog by Brian Czech on January 8th that featured the latest project from EO Wilson: Nature Needs Half.  The blog starts: WE NEED NATURE.     NATURE NEEDS HALF.     ERGO, WE NEED NATURE TO GET HALF. Half of what?  The planet.  That’s the essence of E.O.…

More on John Muir

We mentioned the John Muir Trust before Christmas.  Here are a few more highlights of recent activities: A new Literacy & Nature Resource Guide highlights how nature and the outdoors can inspire and support literacy skills.  It includes links to resources that have a natural theme or are specifically adapted for the outdoors, along with…

Doughnut Economics

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think like a 21st Century Economist, by Kate Raworth, was published in early April.  The Resilience website has a quick summary of what the book is about, this is a YouTube overview, and here is brief (17 minute) explanation in an RSA video. These are Raworth’s 7 ways: 1. Change the goal: from GDP…

You say you want a resolution

Today’s blog is from Ben Ballin who chairs the West Midlands Sustainable Schools Network – @wmsussch – It is written in Ben’s personal capacity It’s that time of year again when people look back on what they have achieved in the preceding twelve months and vow to do better in the following ones.  In that spirit, I have come up with…

Communication between children of Italy, England and Nepal

Our school is situated in Lombardia, in the North of Italy. This region is characterised by a continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm, muggy summers. In recent years, there have been several sudden temperature changes and peculiar atmospheric events (strong winds, torrential rain etc.), that are absolutely unusual and have attracted the attention…

New Year Round-up January 2018

1. Welcome to 2018 and a Happy New Year from everyone at NAEE.    Let’s hope it’s a good year for environmental eduction and all who support and practise it. 2. A new website has been launched for the ANGEL project: Academic Network on Global Education & Learning.  This will provide a focal point for the project that aims to bring…

NAEE’s Secondary Curriculum Handbook

NAEE’s new Secondary Curriculum Handbook will be published on our website in early January.  As a foretaste, this is the Foreword to the report written by NAEE’s Chair of Trustees: Writing some two years on from the publication of NAEE’s Early Years and Primary Curriculum Handbook in 2015, I was briefly tempted to write the…

An update from Natural England

Natural England has published its latest round up of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research,…