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Teach Children to be Naturalists

The Parent Co website had a feature last summer by Jackie Semmens who describes herself as “a writer by nature and a mother by nurture”.   Jackie writes about family, nature, and the experience of motherhood at ananchoredhope.com . Her article for Parent Co explores how to handle questions from young children about nature, and about why we…

Global learning and sustainability

The Global Learning Programme website says: We’ve collated a selection of resources and CPD to support your teaching around environmental issues and sustainability.  The theme for World Environment Day 2017, ‘Connecting People to Nature’, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect…

Children’s engagement with nature

Today’s featured blog is by Nadia von Benzon, a Lecturer in Human Geography at Lancaster University.  In this, she discusses her research into children’s engagement with nature, particularly the experiences of disabled children, and the use of nature for children’s health and wellbeing.  You’ll find this (and other blogs) on the Tree Charter website. The post begins:…

Act Now for EE

You may well have come across Act now for EE.  This is an initiative of the Global Environmental Education Partnership [GEEP **] which NAEE involved in. At the heart of Act Now … is a draft call for action with an invitation to help shape a global action plan for environmental education by providing feedback on the draft call.  Perhaps all those with an…

Why Connection with Nature Matters

Today’s post is from the PSYCHREG blog, and is by Miles Richardson, Head of Psychology at the University of Derby and founder and coordinator of the Nature Connectedness Research Group. He says that whilst there is plenty of research to demonstrate that spending time in nature is good for us, there’s rather less to explain why this should be…