April 12th 2021

Good grief.  What a title! – The Duke of Edinburgh was not known as a champion of environmental education, mores the pity, but he was very interested in young people’s development, and in conservation (and the environment more generally). Examples were his presidency of WWF International, his support of the National Playing Fields Association (now…

April 5th 2021

Digital Storytelling – Students in the London Schools Eco Network [LSEN] have traveled to the year 2050 to report back on their hopes and fears for the future. You can see their multimedia letters from the future on YouTube. These were produced through a digital storytelling workshop organised by Bill Finnegan, a doctoral researcher at the University…

March 29th 2021

The Glorious Twelfth – The DfE has said that should the easing of lockdown continue to go to plan, schools can resume educational day visits from the 12th of April. DfE stresses that visits must be conducted in line with relevant coronavirus (COVID-19) secure guidelines and the regulations in place at that time. This includes…

March 22nd 2021

70% of teachers – A research report has been published detailing what UK teachers think about the current state and future of climate education. It was commissioned by Teach the Future. Its headline finding is that 70% of teachers feel they have not received adequate training to educate students on climate change, on its implications for the…

March 15th 2021

A Shared Vision for the Future. – The Manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability website is now live, and UK-based teachers and 16 to 18 year olds are able to sign up for online, free workshops which will form the basis for the creation of the Manifesto. This is part of the BERA research commission on…

March 8th 2021

Student-led Change – If you missed the BBC 1 Countryfile programme on Sunday night, you can catch it again on i-Player. About 10 minutes into the programme you’ll find a feature on what presenter Tom Heap variously called eco education, nature education and environmental education. It featured NAEE Fellow, Dr Melissa Glackin of King’s College…

March 1st 2021

Inquiry into Green Jobs – As we reported last week, NAEE is presenting evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into Green Jobs. Leicester City Council’s Lee Jowett, who’s an NAEE Fellow, will present oral evidence on Wednesday March 3rd in a session that starts at 1415. The event is live streamed on parliament TV…

February 22nd 2021

Education and Green Jobs – The Environmental Audit Committee is holding an inquiry into Green Jobs focusing on how green jobs can help tackle the expected rise in unemployment due to COVID-19 in a sustainable way. It will also look at the jobs, skills and training needed to achieve the UK’s longer-term climate and environmental…

February 15th 2021

Becoming Beavers – Secondary teacher, Duncan Zuill and his pupils taking the John Muir Award at Levenmouth Academy’s Bat’s Wood project present their experiences in this short video Becoming Beavers in Bat’s Wood . Voiceovers were recorded during this lockdown and compiled on footage taken towards the end of last term. This video draws together…

Feb 8th 2021

The Economics of Biodiversity – The Dasgupta Review was published last week and is available to download. The final Review comprises the Full Report, an Abridged Version and Headline Messages. It calls for changes in how we think, act and measure economic success in order to protect and enhance both our prosperity and the natural world. The…