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Monday Round up – September 25 to 29

1. The London Natural History Museum says: “Inspire your class this autumn at our latest exhibition Whales: Beneath the Surface.  Your students will discover the evolutionary story of these mammals, through viewing over 100 specimens including the Thames Whale to hunting for prey in an interactive echolocation game.  The exhibition is perfect for KS2 and KS3. Pre-booked school groups…

A Voice for Nature

The latest issue of the IUCN regional newsletter ‘A Voice for Nature’ can be seen here. This is prepared by the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (IUCN ECARO), and sets out to be a credible source of information and news on nature conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the region. It…

Re-live the great 1860 debate

The Natural History Museum is inviting teachers to introduce their students to the great debate of 1860 on Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. The Museum says: “The characters and events of this landmark debate will be brought to life by an experienced Science Educator and the inspiring specimens and displays of our newly redeveloped…

Nature Watch

Simon King’s Nature Watch is an excellent resource on how to track and observe wildlife. It is clearly set out, with beautiful photography (as you would expect from Simon King) and illustrations, and is a highly accessible book for both beginner and exper-ienced tracker alike. The remit of the book is to give tracking signs…

Pete Cooper Wildlife

Pete Cooper is a 23 year old naturalist who’s been “obsessed with wildlife since childhood and now heading out into a career in wildlife conservation.”  His key specialist areas and interests are in mammal and herptofauna ecology, captive breeding, reintroductions and ecological restoration, and the nature of conservation conflicts.  He’s also a keen nature writer and blogger. His…

September Countryside Classroom

There’s a new newsletter from the Countryside Classroom.  There are features on the merging of LEAF and FACE, the new quarry trail at Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), the Manchester Environmental Education Network (MEEN) project Workshops for Wildlife, the launch of the Canal & River Trust of its own John Muir Schools Award encouraging children to discover, explore, conserve and share…