More Wildlife Watch Guest Blogs

Here are 5 more Wildlife Watch Guest Blogs to supplement the ones we published the other day: 6. The benefits of outdoor learning Marina Robb, author of ‘Learning with Nature: A how-to guide to inspiring children through outdoor games and activities’, talks about the benefits of outdoors learning in this beautiful blog post.  Give it a…

Guest Blogs on Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch publishes a lot of Guest Blogs.  These contain “inspirational stories, advice and ‘wild’ ideas from our teenage and young supporters.  They share how they spend their wild time, the conservation issues that they are passionate about and tonnes of ways that you can get in touch with nature.” Here are some recent examples: 1. The…

IUCN’s archive of reports

IUCN is continuing to digitise its huge archive of reports. Created in 1948, IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations.  As the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, it harnesses the knowledge and expertise of its 1,300 Member organisations and the input of some 16,000 experts to provide…

A Learning Theory map

If you’ve ever been confused by the many different learning theories that surround us, you might find this map of interest.  It has been created by participants in the EU-funded HoTEL project.  (HOlistic approach to Technology Enhanced Learning) is a support action of the 7th Framework Programme which aims to design, develop and test a support model for…

A new Ronald Rovers blog

Todays post is from Ronald Rovers and is a cautionary tale about our habit of using resource stocks in our pursuit of the good life at a speed beyond natural replenishment.  This is how it begins: “Suppose you eat a orange from a well known brand like Jaffa from Israel, you might expect there is nothing…

Children’s engagement with nature

Today’s featured blog is by Nadia von Benzon, a Lecturer in Human Geography at Lancaster University.  In this, she discusses her research into children’s engagement with nature, particularly the experiences of disabled children, and the use of nature for children’s health and wellbeing.  You’ll find this (and other blogs) on the Tree Charter website. The post begins:…

Why Connection with Nature Matters

Today’s post is from the PSYCHREG blog, and is by Miles Richardson, Head of Psychology at the University of Derby and founder and coordinator of the Nature Connectedness Research Group. He says that whilst there is plenty of research to demonstrate that spending time in nature is good for us, there’s rather less to explain why this should be…

September Natural England Research Round up

You can see the September round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news from Natural England here.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy…

Scotland’s Vision 2030+

As you might recall, in March 2013 Scottish government ministers accepted all 31 recommendations of the Learning for Sustainability (LfS) report which put forward that every learner should receive their entitlement to LfS and every practitioner should demonstrate LfS in their practice.  In addition, it called for every school and centre to develop a coherent, whole school approach…