The false laws of physics

Old economics is based on false ‘laws of physics’, but new economics can save us, says Kate Haworth in a recent Guardian article that begins: “Things are not going well in the world’s richest economies.  Most OECD countries are facing their highest levels of income inequality in 30 years, while generating ecological footprints of a size that…

Learning for Sustainability in Uzbekistan

This morning’s guest blog is by Quinn Runkle and Steve Martin. A recent vibrantly colourful book about Uzbekistan, called 10 Reasons to visit Uzbekistan, begins thus: “A Trip to Uzbekistan is a trip to magnificent Samarkand, along the royal road to Bukhara, reliving the Silk Road…” Well, why not visit the largest country in Asia, with…

Learning Away for All

Learning Away consortium member, Louise Edwards, who is chair of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC), will be taking a motion to National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) annual conference this week.  This will urge the NAHT national executive to campaign to protect funding to enable children to have greater access to…

More research reports from Natural England

Here’s more recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items issued by the partnership of Natural England, The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and Historic England on behalf of and for the Strategic Research Groups.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural…

British Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom

Today’s guest blog is by Geoffrey Guy who lectures at Reaseheath College.  Geoff is the Director of Education for Bushcraft Education Ltd, and the founder of the Bushcraft Education blog: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom (TEKW) from the British Isles Bushcraft skills were once more than recreation, without knowledge of plants people would once have been without food, medicine…

Lottery help for wildlife

The Guardian reports £4.6m lottery grant to help a range of endangered species, including the ladybird spider, the shrill carder bee, the chequered skipper butterfly, the bearded false darkling beetle, the royal splinter cranefly, the prostrate perennial knawel, and interrupted brome. Now, be honest, how many of those did you know existed, let alone were endangered?…

The latest New Nature Network blogs

Click here to find the latest blogs from the New Nature Network. What you’ll find will include: The Wisdom of Water: Reflections of an Outdoor Educator by Katie Vogel Seven Cities Activate Strategies to Connect Kids to Nature by Priya Cook The Real Nature Channel: Time for Kids to Tune In by Arden Bucklin-Sporer and more … .…