New-normal in the wildlife world

Today’s blog is by Sheila Gundry, the Development Manager at Froglife and an NAEE Fellow. As ever, the views expressed are Sheila’s, and are not necessarily shared by NAEE. My work involves developing and managing environmental education programmes, particularly with the more disadvantaged groups in our communities, so how can this continue given the Covid-19…

Research round-up – Summer 2020

Natural England has brought together recently published research on learning and the environment. Highlights include: What future/s for outdoor and environmental education in a world that has contended with COVID-19?Contributions from Simon Beames, Rowena Passy and Sue Waite – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental EducationThis article brings together the perspectives of many on the journal’s editorial board,…

Exploring Biomimicry

Today’s blog is by Richard Dawson and Lewis Winks who write about biomimicry. It is intended that this will be the prelude to further articles in this blog and in the NAEE journal: Environmental Education. As ever, the views expressed are their own, and are not necessarily shared by NAEE. Nature has evolved over 3.8…

A gap in the conversation

The Conversation has a range of feature articles on the environment and climate.  These include: Would you ditch your car if public transport was free? Here’s what researchers have found Fare free public transport exists in at least 98 cities and towns around the world. Carbon capture and storage has stalled needlessly – three reasons why…

NAEE’s latest journal

Volume 124 of NAEE’s journal, Environmental Education, has now been published.  Here’s a selection of the articles in it: Lockdown reflections – NAEE members Studying biomes – Brigitta Varga Mapping the wild side of London – Kabir Kaul Teach the Future: students campaigning for curriculum change – Isobel Cammish, Patrick Kirwan, Rachel Musson The impact of nature on children’s wellbeing – Richard…

What’s the big idea?

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. Back in April, Richard Dawson and I wrote a blog for NAEE taking a wide-ranging look at the content and purpose of a ‘green curriculum’.  This blog picks up on that question…

Climate and Change in the UK

Late last year, the Blagrave Trust published a report on Youth led change in the UK – Understanding the landscape and the opportunities.  The purpose was “To inform future strategy and future investment decisions, the Blagrave Trust is looking to understand better how it can effectively support young people to lead change … The Trust is looking to…

Green Teacher Vol 122

Every edition of Green Teacher comes with a number of open-access articles in addition to those that are restricted to members.  The February 2020 edition [ Vol 122 ] contained the following two articles: Changing the Face of Science — Shattering Stereotypes and Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM.  By Kyle Walsh This begins: The…

Taking Science into the City

Today’s blog comes from the Wild Awake project which is a not for profit social enterprise.  Its purpose is to develop and provide learning which inspires change towards a more sustainable planet, and support people to live healthy and happy lives which respect natural limits.  It achieves this through providing learning which reconnects people with the natural…