The Children and Nature Network

The Children and Nature Network is the other American ‘CNN’.  Its vision is a world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives, and the project grew out of the book: Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. CNN provides a weekly roundup of news, commentary, events and…

Action for Renewables

Action for Renewables campaigns for the development of renewable energy across the country. Its vision is of a future Britain powered in large part from clean, green and secure renewable energy sources, combatting climate change, and it is working to build a strong and active coalition of renewables supporters, including ordinary people, environmental campaigners and…

FACE published new STEM activities

FACE asks: How can those of us engaged in farming and countryside education (farm educators and teachers in school) use activities inspired by food and farming to deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects?  The answer is a new booklet produced by FACE which contains ideas presented by a wide variety of contributors.

Natural Connections

The Natural Connections Demonstration Project is an initiative funded by Natural England, DEFRA and English Heritage, which Plymouth University were awarded the contract to deliver. It is one of the largest outdoor learning projects in the UK and will involve around 200 schools and between 200-500 volunteers. The project operates at a local, school-led level, in ‘hubs’ across the South…

Circle of Life

Circle of Life provides nature-based experiences that are “educational, fun and life-changing!”  for schools or families in woodlands.  Since 2004, it has been working to reconnect people from all backgrounds and ages to rediscover the natural world.  Its Summer training days are listed here, its summer camps here, and details of forest school training here.  

Empty Classroom Day

June 19th is Empty Classroom Day.  Where will you be?  Will you be joining schools and organisations across the UK to celebrate outdoor learning.  Will you spend a lesson outside, or do more?  You can sign up your school, here, to be part of it and to hear news in the run up to the day.