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A Little Bit of Dirt

This is the latest offering from the author of The Curious Kid’s Science Book and 150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids, both excellent and unusual as Asia Citro brings her background as a classroom science teacher and her Masters in Science Education into the arena of play with preschool and school children with stunning effect.…

September Natural England Research Round up

You can see the September 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, policy…

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…