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OSW explores green skills

In case you missed any of the recent events from Our Shared World, you can catch up with them here. There’s [i] voices and perspectives from COP26, [ii] the COP26 education pledges, [iii] the DfE’s sustainability and climate change strategy, and [iv] the UK environment act. There are videos associated with each of these through…

No Environmental Education in View

Today’s post is by NAEE’s Chair, Bill Scott who asks a question that has puzzled him for some time. As ever with our blogs, what is written is not necessarily the view of the Association. The Wildlife and Countryside Link website says that the Link is the largest environment and wildlife coalition in England, bringing…

March 14th 2022

Getting Closer to Nature – The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom(CLOtC) and the Canal & River Trust are launching a new programme to help students connect with the natural environment, enhance their wellbeing and support schools.  Outcomes include: 500 schools will become members of CLOtC, 250 schools will be supported through training and personal mentoring to…

Celebrating Women Environmentalists

To mark International Women’s Day (March 8th) we are drawing on the BBC’s Green Originals series.  These are 15 brief (15 minute) programmes that are well researched and full of detail.  They have a global reach and feature a mix of scientists, activists and communicators. Seven of these are women: Rachel Carson, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Petra Kelly, Wangari Maathai,…

March 7th 2022

A Diary Date – NAEE is writing a Manifesto for young people’s learning and the environment.  Its purpose is to build on existing work in schools and colleges and further stimulate change in thinking and practice, so that young people can be even better prepared to meet the social and environmental challenges they will face through their…

More News from Natural England

Here’s more c/o 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 research…

Sustainable Model Roles

A recent news round up gave details of a video competition run by Denise Baden at Southampton University and we have noted other initiatives in the recent past such as our review of Resurrection Trust. Denise had a piece in The Conversation last week which argues that the missing ingredient to fight the climate crisis…

Hollow is a Home

Henricus Peters reviews Hollow is a Home by Abbie Mitchell, illustrated by Astred Hicks. Take a peek into the world of tree hollows and the Australian animals that call them home. Trees are praised for many things, and rightly so: provider of nesting site for birds; perching place for beautiful flowers; the roots strengthen and structure the…

February 28th 2022

TEESNET 2022 – An early bird notification that the popular TEESNet conference will be on September 28th this year at Liverpool Hope University’s Hope Park Campus.  Its focus is Re-Imagining Teacher Education: Transforming Learning for a Just and Sustainable World.  The deadline for proposals is May 23rd.  There are more details and registration forms here. . Linking to Nature – The 64 organisations within Wildlife and Countryside…