Engaging school pupils in climate change using photography: participatory photo-walks and local greenspaces

Today’s blog is the latest in a series by Ben Murphy who is a member of the University of Glasgow team co-ordinating the Scottish contribution to the Walk the Global Walk programme. The team is led by Dr Ines Alves and Dr Ria Dunkley, along with the city of Glasgow council’s international education officer Lesley Atkins.  As ever with…

Teach the Future Blogs

Teach the Future publishes blogs to explore climate education (or what they see as the lack of it) in the UK. You’ll find their library here. These are a selection of recent posts: Dear BBC Bitesize, This is Not Climate Education By Natasha Pavey Why do we need to Stop Cambo? By Anna Brown We…

Unsheltered thinking

Today’s blog is written by Ben Ballin.  As with all our authored contributions, what follows are Ben’s views which are not necessarily shared by NAEE. “Please get out of the new [road] / If you can’t lend your hand”  Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’ Towards the end of Barbara Kingsolver’s brilliant state-of-the-US-nation novel ‘Unsheltered’, its…

Woodland Trust Blogs

The Woodland Trust campaigns and acts for a UK rich in woods and trees. They are “the proud caretakers of more than 1,000 woods across the UK, from the Cornish coast to the Scottish highlands.” The head office is in Grantham, Lincolnshire, with other offices across the UK. Click here to read the Woodland Trust’s…

Worldviews as indicators of the potential for positive change – Part 1

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…

BERA Blogs

BERA is the long-established British Educational Research Association and it has a growing interest in sustainability education. Here are links to a number of recent blogs. Environmental protest & education: ‘Something’s gone wrong somewhere Giving back to nature Ageing in nature: Outdoor learning as lifelong learning Developing a sustainable Wales & beyond Embedding sustainability education…

Lyfta Update

A while ago, we featured Lyfta, an immersive learning platform where teachers can build or curate powerful, interactive and curriculum-aligned lessons that bring learning to life. Here are a number of other examples of Lyfta’s work that you might find of interest: An article in Elephant Times by Harriet Marshall on bridging gaps and building…

Plantlife blogs

Plantlife is a British conservation charity working nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi . It owns nearly 4,500 acres of nature reserve across England, Scotland and Wales, and has 11,000 members and supporters. HRH The Prince of Wales is the charity’s Patron. Plantlife’s conservation experts work with landowners, businesses, conservation…

Ecosystem Restoration

NAAEE says that World Environment Day 2021 was all about ecosystem restoration, and documentaries are a great way to express the range of what that can look like. It says that, from rainforests in India to the island of Wasini, here are six powerful short films to watch with your students.  A recurring theme throughout is the…