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July 6th 2020

By | July 6th, 2020|Webwatch|

Teach the Future's open letter to the Chancellor calling for fiscal stimulus to be spent on retrofitting schools to net-zero, was signed by 53 environmental and educational NGOs and trade unions. The letter is here along with a blog.  NAEE was pleased to support this.  ∫∫∫ . The government announced plans to invest £1bn into a ten-year school retrofit and [...]

June 29th 2020

By | June 29th, 2020|Webwatch|

In the next few weeks Teach the Future Scotland will be launched.  This will be led by a group of students across Scotland and supported by Scottish Youth Climate Strike (SYCS) and NUS Scotland. Meanwhile, they have written to John Swinney MSP the cabinet secretary for Education in the Scottish Parliament asking for an economic recovery that creates green jobs and improves the mental [...]

June 22nd 2020

By | June 22nd, 2020|Webwatch|

CJS, the Countryside Jobs Service, has published a focus on environmental education and outdoor activities.  This sets out accounts of the work of a wide variety of organisations, including NAEE, and is downloadable as a pdf.  ∫∫∫ . Teach the Future is organising an open letter to the Chancellor from its organisational supporters.  The letter in support of its case for education to [...]

June 15th 2020

By | June 15th, 2020|Webwatch|

NAEE has worked with COBIS – the Council of British International Schools – over the past few months to develop and then judge the 2020 COBIS Eco Film Awards.  This encouraged students in COBIS member schools to make videos about the work they were doing in their schools [i] to learn about environmental and sustainability issues, and [ii] [...]

June 8th 2020

By | June 8th, 2020|Webwatch|

NAEE was pleased to receive an honourable mention for its curriculum guides at the launch of the consultation for the OCR Natural History GCSE.  The guides' careful analysis of the way that the national curriculum provides opportunities for the study of environmental and ecological issues was described as "brilliant work".  If you've not come across these, you [...]

June 1st 2020

By | June 1st, 2020|Webwatch|

Turning learning inside out  The Department for Education's COVID-19 guidance on implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings recommends considering which lessons or classroom activities could take place outdoors.  As a result, the organisations involved in helping schools take teaching and learning beyond the classroom have united to help schools by enabling high-quality learning experiences in [...]

May 25th 2020

By | May 25th, 2020|Webwatch|

Here's an update from across the Atlantic from NAAEE.  This includes: Let's Keep Learning from Each Other: Help GEEP Reach 100 Country Profiles!  GEEP is aiming high! Join our campaign to have 100 country profiles on our website by World Environment Day on June 5. We'll feature new profiles on social media; share your story now! [...]

May 18th 2020

By | May 18th, 2020|Webwatch|

NAEE has published its obituary on Vice-President Anne Kenrick whose personal vision and benevolence gave rise to the Association's Hugh Kenrick Bursary Scheme.  This is her abiding legacy.  Written by Executive Director Nina Hatch, the obituary charts the development of Anne's interests in the natural world and environmental education, and her links with NAEE.  ∫∫∫ . CJS, the Countryside [...]

May 11th 2020

By | May 11th, 2020|Webwatch|

Anglia Ruskin University is running free webinars for teachers, teaching assistants and educators.  The overall theme is Changing the World One Lesson at a Time: Environmental and Sustainability Education, and each has been developed with a specific focus and will comprise three short presentations followed by the opportunity for Q&A and discussion as follows: Webinar 1: Outdoor Education   Thursday [...]

May 4th 2020

By | May 3rd, 2020|Webwatch|

Every half-term members of the Burnet News Club explore a different issue in the news.  Teachers receive a fully-resourced 6-hour scheme of work on each issue, including inspiring multimedia news content and engaging activities which can be used across the curriculum.  Each issue addresses important social and political questions, and presents different perspectives and ideas to [...]