Learning Away for All

Learning Away consortium member, Louise Edwards, who is chair of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC), will be taking a motion to National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) annual conference this week.  This will urge the NAHT national executive to campaign to protect funding to enable children to have greater access to…

More research reports from Natural England

Here’s more recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items issued by the partnership of Natural England, The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and Historic England on behalf of and for the Strategic Research Groups.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural…

British Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom

Today’s guest blog is by Geoffrey Guy who lectures at Reaseheath College.  Geoff is the Director of Education for Bushcraft Education Ltd, and the founder of the Bushcraft Education blog: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom (TEKW) from the British Isles Bushcraft skills were once more than recreation, without knowledge of plants people would once have been without food, medicine…

Lottery help for wildlife

The Guardian reports £4.6m lottery grant to help a range of endangered species, including the ladybird spider, the shrill carder bee, the chequered skipper butterfly, the bearded false darkling beetle, the royal splinter cranefly, the prostrate perennial knawel, and interrupted brome. Now, be honest, how many of those did you know existed, let alone were endangered?…

The latest New Nature Network blogs

Click here to find the latest blogs from the New Nature Network. What you’ll find will include: The Wisdom of Water: Reflections of an Outdoor Educator by Katie Vogel Seven Cities Activate Strategies to Connect Kids to Nature by Priya Cook The Real Nature Channel: Time for Kids to Tune In by Arden Bucklin-Sporer and more … .…

Reports from Natural England

Here’s a round up of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items issued by the partnership of Natural England, The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and Historic England on behalf of and for the Strategic Research Groups.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for…

A crisis in US environmental policy?

The problems that our sister organisation in North America [NAAEE] is having over its funding have now become clearer.  You can see the detail of the difficulties here, and this quote from NAAEE’s recent message to its members illustrates the significance of the problem the USA as a whole now faces: “The Administration’s budget, as many of…

What UNESCO is up to

Do you get the ESD ZOOM newsletters from UNESCO?  These are essential reading if you want to keep up with ESD, the GAP, etc round the world.  Here is a link to the most recent one in January. In this, the highlight was UNESCO seeking nominations for the third edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development…