SOS_UK@COP26

Students Organising for Sustainability [ SOSUK ] is presenting a range of activities at COP26. Here are the details: Wed 03 Nov – there is a Green Zone education exhibition called My Climate Reality. That is Bea from the Philippines and 4 others climate activists from other countries with VR footage of what it is…

The Urgency of Climate Change Education

The Educational Recordings Agency has published a number of climate change playlists ahead of COP26. These comprise brief videos taken from TV programmes that explore climate change issues. NAEE has contributed an Introduction to the impacts of climate change section for Key Stages 3 & 4.  Here it is: The Urgency of Climate Change Education  Young people in schools…

Natural England Research Round-up

This is a recent round up by Natural England 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…

Engaging school pupils in climate change using photography: participatory photo-walks and local greenspaces

Today’s blog is the latest in a series by Ben Murphy who is a member of the University of Glasgow team co-ordinating the Scottish contribution to the Walk the Global Walk programme. The team is led by Dr Ines Alves and Dr Ria Dunkley, along with the city of Glasgow council’s international education officer Lesley Atkins.  As ever with…

Teach the Future Blogs

Teach the Future publishes blogs to explore climate education (or what they see as the lack of it) in the UK. You’ll find their library here. These are a selection of recent posts: Dear BBC Bitesize, This is Not Climate Education By Natasha Pavey Why do we need to Stop Cambo? By Anna Brown We…

Unsheltered thinking

Today’s blog is written by Ben Ballin.  As with all our authored contributions, what follows are Ben’s views which are not necessarily shared by NAEE. “Please get out of the new [road] / If you can’t lend your hand”  Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’ Towards the end of Barbara Kingsolver’s brilliant state-of-the-US-nation novel ‘Unsheltered’, its…

Woodland Trust Blogs

The Woodland Trust campaigns and acts for a UK rich in woods and trees. They are “the proud caretakers of more than 1,000 woods across the UK, from the Cornish coast to the Scottish highlands.” The head office is in Grantham, Lincolnshire, with other offices across the UK. Click here to read the Woodland Trust’s…

Worldviews as indicators of the potential for positive change – Part 1

Today’s blog is the latest in a series from Richard Jurin who, before his retirement, ran the Environmental Studies programme at the University of Northern Colorado, launching a degree in Sustainability Studies.  His academic interests are environmental worldviews and understanding barriers to sustainability.  As ever, with our blogs, Richard’s views are not necessarily shared by…

BERA Blogs

BERA is the long-established British Educational Research Association and it has a growing interest in sustainability education. Here are links to a number of recent blogs. Environmental protest & education: ‘Something’s gone wrong somewhere Giving back to nature Ageing in nature: Outdoor learning as lifelong learning Developing a sustainable Wales & beyond Embedding sustainability education…

Lyfta Update

A while ago, we featured Lyfta, an immersive learning platform where teachers can build or curate powerful, interactive and curriculum-aligned lessons that bring learning to life. Here are a number of other examples of Lyfta’s work that you might find of interest: An article in Elephant Times by Harriet Marshall on bridging gaps and building…