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April 11th 2022

Bio Security – During 2021, RSPB worked with over 100 pupils from primary schools across Scotland to co-design biosecurity activities in a digital education pack.  Their ideas included board games, art activities, outdoor activities, digital games, treasure hunts, songs, and films.  For example, pupils from the Small Isles Primary invented a board game based on the playing principles…

April 4th 2022

Manifesto Launch – NAEE is launching its Young People’s Learning and the Environment Manifesto on April 28th by zoom: 1700 to 1800.  Please use this link to the launch event registration page to reserve a place.  The Manifesto sets out 16 commitments that we think will help guide institutions to become more sustainable, and improve the education that pupils and students receive.…

Natural England Round up

Here’s more news from Natural England by way of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration in…

March 28th 2022

DfE Strategy launch – The DfE is launching its Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy on Thursday April 21st at London’s Natural History Museum 7 to 9pm.  There will be a keynote speech by the Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP. . Another Launch – Unlike the DfE’s event, we are all invited to the launch of…

29 Minutes in Blackmoor Copse

Blackmoor Copse near Salisbury, was the first nature reserve established by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust back in 1962 when the Trust was first established. One of the ways in which this anniversary is being marked is by the publication each month of a video walk-through tour of a reserve, beginning with Blackmoor. You can see…

World Poetry Day

Today, March 21st is World Poetry Day, and the International Day of Forests.   Many are the poems that celebrate nature in all its forms, and so it is always hard to choose just one to mark today. There is one, however, that explicitly shows what is at stake should we fail to hang onto that which not only…

March 21st 2022

6000 Young People –The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Muhammad Afzal, will be visiting Martineau Community Gardens in Birmingham on March 21st to celebrate over 6,000 school children who’ve taken part in environment education visits in the city.  Councillor Afzal will meet children from St Catherine of Siena School on a trip funded throlugh the Hugh Kenrick Days Bursary scheme which…