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The World’s Largest Lesson

The next World’s Largest Lesson starts on the 18th September.  Students are asked to consider the impact of their food choices on the SDGs.  New resources from World’s Largest Lesson came out at the end of July and teachers are encouraged to organise lessons between 18th September and World Children’s Day on 20th November. Linking to the World’s Largest Lesson…

Nature’s Web of Life

This is a link to the Nature’s Web of Life blog.  There are posts on: CONSERVATION ISSUES – for example, What Is Our Excuse ??? Conservation Ethics – Guiding A Reluctant Human Race There Is No Reason To Kill Predators Ecological Literacy – The Path To Human Survival ENGAGING NATURE – for example, The Serene, The Pristine,…

More lesson plans from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

A recent Environmental Education Feature was on Redesigning Plastics.  This was one of a series of lesson plans from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation [EMF].  You can find more plans, as well as videos, graphics, articles and case studies in their circular economy resource map. EMF says, browse through and download the resources to get a better sense of how connected everything is.…

Rain Theory and Fact

Recently, Houston’s Cedar Bayou suburb had 52 inches of rain in less that a week, courtesy of Tropical Storm Harvey; a new record for the US mainland.  Meanwhile, a hemisphere away, and much less reported, more than 1,000 people died in this year’s monsoon with almost 700,000 homes destroyed in Bangladesh. As the Times reminded us  (and chemists everywhere…

Monday Round up – September 4 to 8

1. Communicate 2017 takes place on November 1 and 2 at Bristol Zoo.  This is an annual environmental communication conference bringing together over 150 delegates each year to develop their skills, share best practice and debate latest issues in science communication, nature conservation and engaging people with the natural world. Its 2017 theme is Navigating Change: “In…

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…