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Planet Earth II

10 years ago, the Planet Earth series was said have redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us a new portrait of life on Earth.  Planet Earth II aims to go further, using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world. David Attenborough said earlier this year: “I am very excited to once…

The Green Schools Project

Today’s featured blog is that of the Green Schools Project. You can see a short video here which explains what Green Schools is about.  There is a lot of emphasis on employment, green skills and leadership, and on student projects.  There’s less emphasis on the curriculum.  In fact, there’s none at all.  Just as there’s…

The Countryside Classroom in June

The Countryside Classroom says that its twice-termly newsletter will keep you up to date with the most recent additions to the site, upcoming events and training opportunities and bring you stories from partners and contributors.  The latest headline stories are: Countryside Classroom will be delivering a panel session at this year’s Telegraph Festival of Education taking…

Environmental News network latest

These are the latest headlines from the Environmental News network: Is Climate Changing Cloud Heights? Too Soon to Say Researchers find monetary value of air quality in China New Tool May Assist US Regional Sea Level Planning Following Recent Surge, Wind Now Generates 5.5 Percent of U.S. Electricity NCAR to develop advanced wind and solar…

LEAF and FACE to merge

There is to be a merger between LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and FACE (Farming and Countryside Education), and the combined charity is looking for a Director, Education & Public Engagement who will … “lead and execute an Education and Public Engagement strategy that enables schools to enrich their curriculum and increase public understanding of and demand…

Changing climates, different cultures, school curricula and children’s perceptions

What can talking and walking with children in different parts of the world tell us about how humans are responding to changing climates, and what does this mean for school curricula? In a recent comparative study of children’s perceptions and articulations of place in the UK, Mexico, Mongolia, and Alaska[1], we explored children’s experience of…

IUCN Briefing

Here’s a recent IUCN briefing that includes: Bururi: the link between heaven and earth The Bururi Forest Nature Reserve in Burundi was previously considered to be the link between heaven and earth. The ancient Burundians attached great importance to forest conservation, especially mountain forests. Several mountain forests were protected and used as a place of worship, while…

A round up from Natural England

This link will take you to a round up by Natural England of research relating to outdoor learning.  Specifically, it is “a round up of recent and relevant 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…

Practical Action resources

Practical Action has resources that bring  different subjects together by focusing on particular issues. It has science, design and technology and STEM resources that focus on global issues such as energy, climate change and disaster risk reduction.  These include lesson plans, power points, activities, posters, challenges, images, videos and games all set within a global context.  There’s also a STEM challenges for…

Forest School Refresher programme

Circle of Life announces three training days: OUTDOOR COOKERY Monday 12th June For beginners and experts alike.  An opportunity to extend your outdoor cookery skills, explore different cooking methods, make snacks which can be achieved in short forest school sessions, complete an outdoor cooking risk assessment and consider basic food safety regulations. TREES, PLANTS &…