Cool Seas Investigators: a community action learning initiative

Jenny Griffiths, Education Officer at the Marine Conservation Society, explores the Cool Seas Investigators (CSI) project. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK charity dedicated to the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. It campaigns for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries, and improved protection of marine life and habitats. Through education, community involvement…

Schools collaborate to reduce their carbon footprint

Gill Hickman, Head of Biology and Sustainability Coordinator at Ringwood School, discusses a carbon-reduction collaboration with village primary schools. Over the past eighteen months Ringwood School students have worked with three New Forest village primary schools on a joint carbon footprint reduction programme. The programme encourages refl ection on behavioural practices and leads to reductions in school energy bills and carbon…

Citizen Science: Collecting Real-Life Data

Citizen Science: Collecting Real-Life Data is one of the two articles published by Green Teacher in its April 2016 edition that is freely available to read.  We are highlighting it here to draw your attention both to the article, and to Green Teacher itself, as this is a journal that NAEE finds to be consistently informative and interesting. The article begins … Have…

A garden in every school

Julia Parker-Dickerson,  Director of Education Programmes at KidsGardening.org explores school gardening in New York. Housed together in a four-story brown brick structure surrounded by brownstones and apartment buildings in Brooklyn, New York are two schools: Brooklyn Arts & Science Elementary School (PS 705) and the Explore Exceed Charter School (Exceed). These combined schools in the Crown…