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Urban Environmental Education Review

LEEF says you can join them for a new reading group based on the book Urban Environmental Education Review published earlier this year by Cornell University Press. The first piece to be explored from the book is Sense of Place, by Jennifer Adams et al. – an essay about place-based education in cities that can be read online here. There will be a short period for reading at the…

Scotland’s Vision 2030+

As you might recall, in March 2013 Scottish government ministers accepted all 31 recommendations of the Learning for Sustainability (LfS) report which put forward that every learner should receive their entitlement to LfS and every practitioner should demonstrate LfS in their practice.  In addition, it called for every school and centre to develop a coherent, whole school approach…

DfID survey on global learning

The Department for International Development [DfID] is consulting on the design of a potential new programme for development education from 2018.  This will focus on increasing impact and better engaging UK citizens in tackling poverty and achieving the SDGs.  This is an opportunity to help shape the future direction of Government supported development education in the UK.  Click here to find out…

IUCN and the Sustainable Development Goals

IUCN says that it champions nature’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  It is the UN agency whose role it is to monitor progress towards the biodiversity-related targets amongst the goals.  IUCN understands that the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, and the 17 SDGs that underpin it, recognise that the natural world and its life-giving services must…

More from the Environmental News Network

The latest update from the Environmental News Network begins with an article on record-low 2016 Antarctic sea ice levels because of a ‘perfect storm’ of tropical, polar conditions.  The original study was published on August 24th in Geophysical Research Letters.  The Network says: A dramatic drop in Antarctic sea ice almost a year ago, during the Southern Hemisphere…

Summer Natural England Research Round up

You can see the late Summer round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news from Natural England here. 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,…

Nature’s Voice

RSPB says that if you love nature, you’ll love Nature’s Voice, its award-winning podcast.  Each month RSPB brings you features, interviews and news of birds and wildlife, from back gardens to the Sumatran rainforest.  There’s also a back catalogue. RSPB says: We’ll take you soaring with birds of prey, look back over 30 years of Big Garden Birdwatch,…

British Birdgirl introduces her peers to wildlife

British Birdgirl introduces her peers to wildlife Mya-Rose Craig Wildlife blogger Mya-Rose Craig is a 15-year-old British Bangladeshi young naturalist, birder and conservationist. She writes the successful Birdgirl blog and was a Bristol European Green Capital Ambassador along with Shaun the Sheep. She has also been listed with singer George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams…