Green Teacher Vol 121

Every edition of Green Teacher comes with a number of open-access articles in addition to those that are restricted to members.  The Fall 2019 2020 edition [ Vol 121 ] contained the following two articles: Escape the Mundane By Matt Downs Creating a digital escape room to engage students This begins: As a science educator, I…

Remembering Anne Kenrick

Anne Kenrick MBE  (1923 – 2020) It is with sadness that we record the passing in a care home of Mrs Anne Kenrick who has been a Vice President of the Association since 2012.  In that year, and in memory of her late husband Hugh, she donated his entire charitable trust fund to benefit the…

Complementing environmental education

Ben Ballin writes: Back in January, NAEE trustee Morgan Phillips offered his stimulating thoughts on reframing environmental education.  This blog is intended to complement his contribution, and indeed it especially concerns itself with the value of adopting complementary approaches. In writing it, I have gone ‘back to the future’ and revisited ideas that I shared in the…

The problems of Wildlife Trading

Today’s post is an extract from a blog on the ECOJUST website.  It’s by Pauline Verheij who posted it in February, before the global impact of COVID-19 became clear.  As such, the opening section’s data are being overtaken repeatedly on a daily basis.  The post makes clear that given the globalised nature of the wildlife trade, this is not just…

Useful wildlife links for a lockdown

Here is a selection of resources that youngsters everywhere might enjoy and learn something from.  All of these activities can be experienced without leaving home.  It has been compiled by Henricus Peters, NAEE’s on-line journal editor: #DoTheRightThing Insects / minibeasts Buglife charity has resources on beetles, bees, butterflies, moths, and dragonfly The Royal Entomological Society runs National Insect Week each June…

The Drawdown Review

In his latest newsletter from Poland, David Oldroyd discusses the Drawdown Review, which details how we might limit global warming.  There are two Drawdown scenarios.  They align, respectively, with meeting a minimum goal of 2°C and a more ambitious goal of 1.5°C.  Drawdown Scenario 1 is roughly in-line with 2 ̊C temperature rise by 2100, while…

A green curriculum – content and purpose

Today’s post is by Ben Ballin and Richard Dawson and takes the form of a dialogue about the nature of a green curriculum. “It is interesting when you get quoted in someone else’s article.  This happened to Ben, when he was approached by a curious journalist who was writing an article on ‘green schools’, having read a…

Pandemics and the way we humans live

This is a link to a long article on the Ensia website by John Vidal, its environment editor.  It’s not about COVID-19 specifically, but about the increasing risks of pathogens crossing species boundaries to humans.  Here are a few extracts to give a sense of what the article covers: “Mayibout 2 is not a healthy place.  The 150…