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A crisis in US environmental policy?

The problems that our sister organisation in North America [NAAEE] is having over its funding have now become clearer.  You can see the detail of the difficulties here, and this quote from NAAEE’s recent message to its members illustrates the significance of the problem the USA as a whole now faces: “The Administration’s budget, as many of…

Bayer Crop Science working with FACE

Bayer Crop Science has started a £10,000 fund with Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) to help increase training opportunities for teachers wanting to work with farmers within the education system.  FACE says that this could lead to over 12,000 more children having some food or farming content within their lesson plans, and an extra 1750 children taking…

What UNESCO is up to

Do you get the ESD ZOOM newsletters from UNESCO?  These are essential reading if you want to keep up with ESD, the GAP, etc round the world.  Here is a link to the most recent one in January. In this, the highlight was UNESCO seeking nominations for the third edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development…

UKFIET Conference

The UKFIET conference takes place sometime soon in Oxford.  Its theme for 2017 is Learning and Teaching for Sustainable Development: curriculum, cognition and context The conference blurb begins: What is taught and learned form the backbone of education’s contribution to sustainable development.  It is through the construction of curricula that knowledge, skills, attitudes and values are…

Freshwater Habitats Trust

Click here for an update from the Freshwater Habitats Trust. There’s a feature on the Trust’s collaboration with Thames Water.  The aims of the project are to: discover fantastic freshwater habitats, that are free from pollution and great for wildlife uncover for the first time the extent of nutrient pollution facing freshwater life today Schools can…

Teaching young people about energy

Yorkshire-based Warm.co.uk says that in an age of rising energy prices and diminishing energy security, it’s time that young people are taught that gas and electricity are not finite resources and that heating has become a hot topic. “We’ve become used to warm comfortable homes, and young people need to be taught that heating is one of…

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and ITE

Meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Initial Teacher Education in the UK: Progress and Opportunities, was the focus of a seminar held last Friday, 10th March, at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. The purpose was for key teacher educators in UK ITE institutions to: Share progress on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship  in ITE…

Natural England’s latest round up

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