Worldviews as indicators of the potential for positive change – Part 1

Today’s blog is the latest in a series from Richard Jurin who, before his retirement, ran the Environmental Studies programme at the University of Northern Colorado, launching a degree in Sustainability Studies.  His academic interests are environmental worldviews and understanding barriers to sustainability.  As ever, with our blogs, Richard’s views are not necessarily shared by…

BERA Blogs

BERA is the long-established British Educational Research Association and it has a growing interest in sustainability education. Here are links to a number of recent blogs. Environmental protest & education: ‘Something’s gone wrong somewhere Giving back to nature Ageing in nature: Outdoor learning as lifelong learning Developing a sustainable Wales & beyond Embedding sustainability education…

Lyfta Update

A while ago, we featured Lyfta, an immersive learning platform where teachers can build or curate powerful, interactive and curriculum-aligned lessons that bring learning to life. Here are a number of other examples of Lyfta’s work that you might find of interest: An article in Elephant Times by Harriet Marshall on bridging gaps and building…

Plantlife blogs

Plantlife is a British conservation charity working nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi . It owns nearly 4,500 acres of nature reserve across England, Scotland and Wales, and has 11,000 members and supporters. HRH The Prince of Wales is the charity’s Patron. Plantlife’s conservation experts work with landowners, businesses, conservation…

Ecosystem Restoration

NAAEE says that World Environment Day 2021 was all about ecosystem restoration, and documentaries are a great way to express the range of what that can look like. It says that, from rainforests in India to the island of Wasini, here are six powerful short films to watch with your students.  A recurring theme throughout is the…

Secondary Inset Video Participants

These are the organisations that were involved in producing the 60 minute INSET video for secondary schools that was released yesterday. There’s a brief biography and links to their websites. The UK Schools Sustainability Network (UKSSN) is an umbrella organisation, hosted by Transform our World, of regional grassroots networks from across the UK and with links…

Wildlife and Countryside Link

Wildlife and Countryside Link is the largest environment and wildlife coalition in England. It brings together 61 organisations to use their strong joint voice for the protection of nature. Members campaign to “conserve, enhance and access our landscapes, animals, plants, habitats, rivers and seas.” Together it brings the support of over eight million people in…