More research c/o Natural England

Here’s the latest in a selection of articles recently identified by Natural England in the Nature Connection, Engagement and Pro-environmental Behaviour category The green care code: How nature connectedness and simple activities help explain pro‐nature conservation behavioursM Richardson, HA Passmore, L Barbett, R Lumber. R Thomas, A Hunt – People and NatureThis study is the first of…

New-normal in the wildlife world

Today’s blog is by Sheila Gundry, the Development Manager at Froglife and an NAEE Fellow. As ever, the views expressed are Sheila’s, and are not necessarily shared by NAEE. My work involves developing and managing environmental education programmes, particularly with the more disadvantaged groups in our communities, so how can this continue given the Covid-19…

Research round-up – Summer 2020

Natural England has brought together recently published research on learning and the environment. Highlights include: What future/s for outdoor and environmental education in a world that has contended with COVID-19?Contributions from Simon Beames, Rowena Passy and Sue Waite – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental EducationThis article brings together the perspectives of many on the journal’s editorial board,…

Exploring Biomimicry

Today’s blog is by Richard Dawson and Lewis Winks who write about biomimicry. It is intended that this will be the prelude to further articles in this blog and in the NAEE journal: Environmental Education. As ever, the views expressed are their own, and are not necessarily shared by NAEE. Nature has evolved over 3.8…

A gap in the conversation

The Conversation has a range of feature articles on the environment and climate.  These include: Would you ditch your car if public transport was free? Here’s what researchers have found Fare free public transport exists in at least 98 cities and towns around the world. Carbon capture and storage has stalled needlessly – three reasons why…

NAEE’s latest journal

Volume 124 of NAEE’s journal, Environmental Education, has now been published.  Here’s a selection of the articles in it: Lockdown reflections – NAEE members Studying biomes – Brigitta Varga Mapping the wild side of London – Kabir Kaul Teach the Future: students campaigning for curriculum change – Isobel Cammish, Patrick Kirwan, Rachel Musson The impact of nature on children’s wellbeing – Richard…

What’s the big idea?

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. What’s the big idea? Back in April, Richard Dawson and I wrote a blog for NAEE taking a wide-ranging look at the content and purpose of a ‘green curriculum’.  This blog picks…