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29 Minutes in Blackmoor Copse

Blackmoor Copse near Salisbury, was the first nature reserve established by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust back in 1962 when the Trust was first established. One of the ways in which this anniversary is being marked is by the publication each month of a video walk-through tour of a reserve, beginning with Blackmoor. You can see…

World Poetry Day

Today, March 21st is World Poetry Day, and the International Day of Forests.   Many are the poems that celebrate nature in all its forms, and so it is always hard to choose just one to mark today. There is one, however, that explicitly shows what is at stake should we fail to hang onto that which not only…

March 21st 2022

6000 Young People –The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Muhammad Afzal, will be visiting Martineau Community Gardens in Birmingham on March 21st to celebrate over 6,000 school children who’ve taken part in environment education visits in the city.  Councillor Afzal will meet children from St Catherine of Siena School on a trip funded throlugh the Hugh Kenrick Days Bursary scheme which…

OSW explores green skills

In case you missed any of the recent events from Our Shared World, you can catch up with them here. There’s [i] voices and perspectives from COP26, [ii] the COP26 education pledges, [iii] the DfE’s sustainability and climate change strategy, and [iv] the UK environment act. There are videos associated with each of these through…

No Environmental Education in View

Today’s post is by NAEE’s Chair, Bill Scott who asks a question that has puzzled him for some time. As ever with our blogs, what is written is not necessarily the view of the Association. The Wildlife and Countryside Link website says that the Link is the largest environment and wildlife coalition in England, bringing…

March 14th 2022

Getting Closer to Nature – The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom(CLOtC) and the Canal & River Trust are launching a new programme to help students connect with the natural environment, enhance their wellbeing and support schools.  Outcomes include: 500 schools will become members of CLOtC, 250 schools will be supported through training and personal mentoring to…

Celebrating Women Environmentalists

To mark International Women’s Day (March 8th) we are drawing on the BBC’s Green Originals series.  These are 15 brief (15 minute) programmes that are well researched and full of detail.  They have a global reach and feature a mix of scientists, activists and communicators. Seven of these are women: Rachel Carson, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Petra Kelly, Wangari Maathai,…

March 7th 2022

A Diary Date – NAEE is writing a Manifesto for young people’s learning and the environment.  Its purpose is to build on existing work in schools and colleges and further stimulate change in thinking and practice, so that young people can be even better prepared to meet the social and environmental challenges they will face through their…

More News from Natural England

Here’s more c/o Natural England by way of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration in research…

Sustainable Model Roles

A recent news round up gave details of a video competition run by Denise Baden at Southampton University and we have noted other initiatives in the recent past such as our review of Resurrection Trust. Denise had a piece in The Conversation last week which argues that the missing ingredient to fight the climate crisis…