Bath Climate Blogs

The University of Bath declared a climate emergency in 2020 and has set out its ‘whole institution’ approach to addressing climate change through its Climate Action Framework – Climate Action (bath.ac.uk). As part of this there’s a blog series to explore the results of Bath’s first Annual Climate Action Survey. It looks at a different area of…

The Latest from Natural England

Here’s more news from Natural England by way 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 in…

Tasting Snowflakes

We recently featured the work of Dr Suzanne Major, who specialises in the anthropology of early childhood education. Suzanne has written a series of posts for the eePRO webpages of the North American Association for Environmental Education [NAAEE]. This is an extract from another of her posts,General and Specific Educational Objectives and Strategies in Baby’s…

Center for Sustainable Futures

The Center for Sustainable Futures (CSF) at the University of Columbia’s Teachers College looks forward to a regenerative world in which we achieve a balance between planet, people, and prosperity. CSF’s mission is to promote learning, awareness, attitudes, and skills to work individually and collectively toward long-term sustainability of complex living systems. It supports and…

Reflecting on the Westminster Forum

In today’s post, Sue James reflects on the Westminster Education Forum policy conference held on 18th May 2022.  The focus was: Green and climate education in England – sustainability and action on climate change in the curriculum, outdoor learning, and priorities for further study and skills. As with all our blogs what is written does not necessarily represent the…

Gaps in climate Change Education

In a blog for Carbon Brief, Andrew Charlton-Perez, professor of meteorology and head of department at the University of Reading argues that there are gaps in how UK schools teach students about climate change. This post coincided with Reading’s recent  Climate Education Summit. The post begins: “While the impacts of global warming are already being felt across…

A Recent Research Update from Natural England

Here’s more news from Natural England by way 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 in…

DfE Activity Update

Here’s what the DfE says about its new awards: “The Department is looking for a successful lead provider, or consortia, to successfully deliver the following key areas of activity:  1. A prestigious National Education Nature Park that will drive and increase in engagement with nature for all children and young people whilst also developing their…

Remembering Geoffrey Hopkinson BEM

It’s with sadness that report that Geoffrey Hopkinson died recently, age 94. Geoff was appointed as Adviser for Environmental Education in Staffordshire in 1969 at a time when environmental education was not only emerging from its rural studies background across England, but also becoming established internationally. NAEE was created in 1971 out of the National…

First DfE Snapshot

The first issue of DfE’s Climate in Education Snapshot is now available.  DfE will send these updates to provide information on [i] what it is currently working on to make its strategy a reality; [ii] what is coming up soon; and [iii] how we can get involved with DfE. The first includes a welcome from Rt Hon…