A Miles Richardson blog

Miles Richardson, who writes about our connections to nature, posted a recent blog on A Guide to Nature.  This explores our obsessive focus on knowledge at the expense of empathy and valuing.  The post gives the background to hie ideas for a new book.  It begins: “Nature is in decline and there is a need to promote…

At the crossroads

Crossroads is the blog where IUCN hopes that members and partners will bring new and sometimes controversial ideas on urgent and emerging issues.  IUCN has created this to encourage the exchange ideas and opinions on some of the most topical and controversial issues.  It says that this is a unique opportunity to address IUCN’s government and civil society members, voice opinions…

The first Global Education Digest

The first Global Education Digest – a bibliography of recently (2015-17) published academic and research material relevant to the field of global education is now available. The Development Education Research centre has compiled this on behalf of Global Education Network Europe [GENE], as part of the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning [ANGEL].  This builds on previous Development…

Earth Education v. Environmental Education

Steve Van Matre will forever be associated with the Institute for Earth Education.  IEE’s website sets out what it sees as the differences between Earth Education. and Environmental Education.  Here’s a summary: Environmental Education (Tendencies) supplemental and random classroom based issues oriented focuses mainly on developing secondary concepts and conducting environmental studies and projects activity based…

More news from Natural England

Here are more links from from Natural England 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 for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links…

More Wildlife Watch blogs

Here are a few more Wildlife Watch blogs Gardening for Wildlife in a Small Space Ann, from SumoGardener tells us how to make the most of a small space! Just because you might have a small garden, it doesn’t mean it can’t be a wildlife haven, and look beautiful, too!  Read more … St Peter’s School…

Press for Progress

Press for Progress was the title of a recent blog written by by Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association  She began: Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of women throughout history and around the globe, as well as reflect on what more can be done…

News from Natural England

This is a round up from Natural England 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 for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve…

Changing children’s attitudes to nature

Can a school trip change children’s attitudes to nature? asks Lorna Fox, WWT’s National Learning Adviser in a recent COtC blog. The post explores the results of research which tracked 500 pupils aged 8-9 who went to visit a WWT wetland centre for a pond dipping session.  Lorna’s post begins: “What was your best day of the school year when…

It’s World Book Day

It’s world book day today and many young people all over the world will be going to school dressed as their favourite characters.  There will surely be lots of Harry Potter, David Walliams, Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, Tom Fletcher, Clare Balding (etc) and Disney (etc) characters as world book day becomes more about commerce than about…