Keep off the Grass?

Today’s post is by Rob Milne who has worked as an artist and then a gardener, mostly in walled gardens growing vegetables and fruit. He has worked with schools on gardening projects and long campaigned for food gardening to be brought into the school curriculum. Rob has a BSc in Habitat and Soil Management and…

Natural England Research Update

This is part of a recent round up by Natural England of recent and 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 education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better…

The Forest Education Network

It’s a while since we caught up with the blogs posted by FEN: the Forest Education Network, but here are a few of them: Take lessons outside to support mental health – was written by Place2Be in Children’s Mental Health Week, which was launched in 2015. How to aid Student Growth In and Outside the Classroom – was…

Nature as Teacher – Systems thinking

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…

My School, My Planet

The Learning Through Landscape’s My School, My Planet pilot outdoor education programme supported children from disadvantaged ethnic groups and low-income families to re-engage with learning as they transitioned into the new academic year following the first Covid-19 related lockdown.  Participating pupils were offered academic learning focused on three core subjects as a way of engaging them with…

Alex White

Alex is a 17-year old photographer and blogger who is passionate about British wildlife, especially showing people how easy it is to find wildlife without having to travel too far away from your own home. He has been blogging about his local area since 2013, and you can read his older posts here. Here are…

Teaching in England: Big changes – bigger questions

Today’s blog is by Paul Vare of the University of Gloucestershire where he has responsibility for research development in the School of  Education and Humanities. He writes here about teacher education.  As ever, with our blogs, Paul’s views are not necessarily shared by NAEE. Reading Gavin Williamson’s recent speech, in which he reiterated the Government’s ambition for schools to achieve 100%…

Environmental Justice

As a follow-up to Rebecca Newman’s post earlier this week, this is an edited and updated version of the chapter on environmental justice that was written by Bill Scott and Paul Vare in their 2018 book: The World we’ll Leave behind: grasping the sustainability challenge. As ever with our blogs the views expressed here do…