The latest from Natural England

Here’s a recent round up from Natural England of recent evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and…

COP 25 in Madrid

As we noted last week, The Economist has a new fortnightly summary of climate change issues.  Its first edition focused on the annual UN climate talks now being in Madrid. These are a prelude to next year’s COP26 in Glasgow when the nearly 200 countries that signed up to the Paris agreement in 2015 are expected to commit…

Our leaders have been badly educated …

So said Zamzam Ibrahim, the NUS and SOS_UK President in her address to the recent NUS sustainability summit.   More fully, she said: “Our leaders are making bad decisions because they have been badly educated.”  This is how her talk begins: “SOS-UK is NUS’s brand new sustainability charity, created so we can go further and faster with our sustainability…

Should and Can Education Save the Planet?

Today’s post is by Arjen Wals, the well-known international environmental educator and researcher who writes: “Last month I attended the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Hamburg.  Around 3000 participants from over 60 countries attended the conference.  Since the overall theme was ‘Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research…

This changes everything

Today’s blog is by Mick Haining. This post is one he recently contributed to Extinction Rebellion.  As with all our guest blogs, the view’s expressed are the author’s. As Naomi Klein puts it, “this changes everything”. This particular climate change is a product of human ways of living and, if it is to be slowed…

Green Schools Project conference

On July 3rd The Green Schools Project ran a schools climate conference for students from Year 5 to 12 at UCL, bringing together almost 200 students from 13 schools.  In this blog, Green Schools Director, Henry Greenwood reflects on the conference and what it achieved.  As with all NAEE blogs, the views expressed are the writer’s. We didn’t…

Environmental education is dynamite!

This (longer than usual) post is by Alan Reid (Monash University), the editor of Environmental Education Research.  Alan’s writing in a personal capacity about the Global Environmental Education Partnership which is meeting at the end of this week at the NAAEE conference in Lexington KY. 1 What do people care about in environmental education? I…

Natural England’s late Summer Update

Here’s a selection of research and other reports related to learning and the environment collated by Natural England. A coordinated research agenda for nature-based learning Jordan & Chawla – Frontiers in Psychology Nature-based learning as an avenue for enhancing children’s educational and developmental outcomes is receiving wide-spread attention. After an extensive review of the literature…