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Garden birds in April

The BBC’s Discover Wildlife has a feature on a range of the birds found in urban gardens: Garden birds in April: Dawn chorus. Here’s an extract: The dawn chorus is one of those natural phenomena that lap at the doorstep, and yet is rarely heard and appreciated in its fullness. In theory, it’s easy to rise…

European Sustainable Development Week

It will soon be European Sustainable Development Week: 30 May – 5 June More detail here.  ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are currently 393 initiatives included across 11 different countries, and applications to take part…

Too much meat?

Treehugger has an article on a report from the Stockholm Resilience Centre on meat eating.  It begins: The director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre says it’s a huge problem that meat is so “culturally embedded in Western societies.”  Not many things rival climate change when it comes to big global problems needing to be solved; but…

Supporting Geography In Schools

The Royal Geographical Society supports the teaching and learning of geography in schools.  Drawing upon expertise in higher education, the Society offers a range of events, resources and activities aimed at teachers and pupils. It also recognises excellence in school geography and works as an effective advocate for the subject, engaging directly with government to…

Philosophy for Children Level 1

There’s a two-day Philosophy for Children course that includes: The principles of philosophical enquiry; The 10-stage Philosophy for Children (P4C) process; Experiencing and reflecting on the enquiry process; Tools, techniques and stimuli to bring P4C to life; Next steps and the philosophy community; Level 1 handbook for each participant; P4C Level 1 certificate; It’s on Friday…

Permaculture News

Click here to read the latest from the Permaculture Association. There are features on: The people’s food policy Bringing about positive change UK river catchment GIS maps (online) Permaculture in business management (journal) Permaculture-based wetland water treatment (journal)  

Learning Away’s online pledge

Learning Away has launched an online pledge scheme that calls on schools, teachers, parents, students, residential providers, initital teacher educators, youth groups and all those working with young people, to pledge to work together to provide more and higher quality Brilliant Residentials. The pledge system supports the #BrilliantResidentials campaign, which promotes and champions school trips with an overnight stay…