Urban schools and outdoor learning

The Guardian recently had a feature on urban schools and outdoor learning.  It  began … “Outdoor learning isn’t just the preserve of rural schools. These simple ideas will help you incorporate outdoor learning in a concrete jungle.  But what do you do if your school isn’t blessed with acres of green space?  From making the most…

Getting Connected to Nature

Getting Connected to Nature is the theme of the 2016 Nature Connections conference in Derby next month.  You’ll find the draft programme here. The core themes of the conference are improving links between research, policy and practice through the latest research and perspectives on [i] the benefits of a connection with nature, [ii] getting connected to nature…

Invitation to a reception

NAEE and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) invite you to a reception being held in Bristol on Tuesday May 31st from 1700 to 1900 at the Bristol Science Centre. The reception is to mark the UK launch of the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP), which was established in 2014.  It is also being held in conjunction with the…

It’s National Environmental Education Week

But only in the USA.  NEEF’s 12th annual National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is taking place from April 17-23.  It’s the USA’s  largest celebration of EE, and it sets out to inspire environmental learning among school students, and beyond, with events and projects taking place across the country in classrooms, after-school clubs, parks, aquariums, museums, and…

How closes the loop?

Ken Webster’s latest thoughts on the circular economy have been published in Circulate.  They begin: The circular economy describes a feedback-rich economy in all its embedded glories: energy, materials and information.  It is one in which stocks matter, since they are the source and destination of complex flows, stock maintenance and even enhancement. Regeneration is…

Learning Outside the Classroom Mark

The LOtC Mark is a national accreditation for schools which  recognises and supports the development of learning outside the classroom across all subject areas.  It recognises existing provision  and also assists schools to develop LOtC further. Schools can apply for the Mark at Bronze, Silver or Gold level, providing the opportunity to develop provision over time.  This can…