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The Centre for Youth Impact

The Centre for Youth Impact is hosting its third annual gathering on 11th September in London.  This follows two previous events that each brought together over 100 participants from across the youth and evidence sectors.  It is a day for practitioners, researchers and funders with an interest in learning, evidence and evaluation in work with young people,…

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

This image of a Bornean orang-utan in the Gunung Palung National Park is by photographer Tim Laman.  He spent three days rope-climbing the 30-metre tree to set camera traps he could trigger remotely. This image won him the Grand Title in the 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.  Tim says, Protecting their remaining habitat is critical…

Teaching for a better world

Here is a link to David Hick’s blog – Teaching for a Better World: learning for sustainability, and this is the link to his latest posting on sustainable schools.  This begins: A sustainable future The notion of ‘sustainability’ emerged in the 1980s and has become the key concept for exploring the impact of human activity on…

Monterey Bay Aquarium lesson plans

This link will take you to lesson plans from the Monterey Bay Aquarium research institute. The foci are: Underwater gliders – used by scientists are the future of oceanic exploration. Follow the steps in this mini-unit to learn about data collected off the coast of Antarctica and how science and technology blend to collect data where humans…

Varied, Valuable but Vulnerable

For several years in newsletters and other publicity our local Cumbria association has used the strapline: Varied, valuable but vulnerable. So much change is underway both nationally and locally at the moment with many important decisions to be made that the implications for the many special areas of the UK risk being ignored.  Last Saturday I…

An ONS consultation on the SDGs

The ONS consultation on sustainable development goals (SDGs) is live.  The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on ONS’s approach to the measurement and reporting of UK progress against the global indicators that underpin the SDGs. Whether you provide data to feed into these measures, are interested in helping to shape how the SDGs…