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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…

What Sir David said in Edinburgh

Here are a few of the remarks that Sir David Attenborough made at the Edinburgh International Television Festival yesterday. “I spend a lot of time wringing my hands and saying how dreadful it is that this forest has been obliterated and that sea has been polluted and whatever. But there are signs of hope.” “I have…

Campus biodiversity

King’s College has numerous initiatives in place to improve biodiversity for the benefit of wildlife, staff wellbeing and the local community. These include the installation of an invertebrate habitat, bird boxes and bee-friendly flowers at the Guy’s Campus in London Bridge.   Kat Thorne, Head of Sustainability, says: Enhancing biodiversity on campus brings not only…

National Sustainable Schools Conference 2017 – a call for participants

SEEd is inviting organisations and individuals with a focus on sustainability to host “innovative and inspiring” workshops at this conference on November 13th. It is also inviting organisations and individuals to host stalls in the Share Fair.   It says that around 200 educators, young people (7 – 21 years old), NGOs and businesses from across the country will…