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Monday Round up – July 3rd

1. The Business Connect website has a feature by John Hawthorne on 50 Heartbreaking Facts and Stats About The Global Water Crisis.  It sets out a range of information (with sources) about the inequitable access to potable water across the planet.  It begins: 1,800 child deaths every day are linked to water, sanitation and hygiene 2,000 children…

The state of the oceans

A recent Economist has a special feature on the Earth’s oceans.  It begins, EARTH is poorly named. The ocean covers almost three-quarters of the planet. It is divided into five basins: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arctic and the Southern oceans. Were all the planet’s water placed over the United States, it would form…

LOtC Mark deadline

The deadline for applying for the national LOtC Mark is July 7th. The LOtC Mark is the a national accreditation for schools, nurseries and other educational establishments which recognises and supports the development of learning outside the classroom (LOtC) across all subject areas. If you haven’t registered your interest in applying, or you need advice and support on completing your…

The contribution of fieldwork

Today’s blog comes from Dr Melissa Glackin, an NAEE Fellow who works at King’s College London.  Melissa is commenting from the perspective of science education on Alan Kinder’s recent NAEE blog. The contribution of fieldwork It was great to read Alan Kinder’s blog for NAEE earlier this month: The contribution of fieldwork to geography education.…

The Centre for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity has a wide range of (mostly US-based) features on biodiversity issues.  Some of it makes gloomy reading. Here are couple of recent features: That Wall Study: Trump’s Border Wall Threatens 93 Endangered Species.  If Trump’s border wall is built, it’s going to put 93 endangered species in harm’s way, from jaguars to ocelots to…

Research update from Natural England – Part 1

Here is the first part of Natural England’s recent round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links…

Monday Round up – June 26th

1. The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom annual conference 2017 will take place on Thursday 16th November at Ingestre Hall Residental Arts Centre.  There will be inspirational speakers reflecting on topics relevant to LOtC, and sharing their experience of implementing high quality LOtC provision, and a series of practical and informative workshops to allow you to find…

Handprinting the Earth

The idea of an environmental handprint is the positive side of the environmental footprint.  For example: Handprint is positive action, commitment, measurement; it also means connecting – joining hands and a symbol of care. Environmental issues have become part of one’s life and so there is a dire need to practice positive sustainable actions from…