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.  

Keep up with LEEF in London

LEEF is a network for London’s most innovative and passionate urban Environmental Educators.  You can catch up with their latest activities here.  Contact Anna Portch [aportch@wildlondon.org.uk ] if you want to keep in touch with what they do, including information about their four new Fellows: Beth Barbara, Lucy Gijsen, Melissa Rose, and Melissa Glackin.

Learning for Sustainable Futures in Cheltenham

This Wednesday, June 10th, the University of Gloucestershire is hosting the 2015 Learning for Sustainable Futures event which is focusing on student experience. It features new projects in Accountancy, Fine Art, Business, Fashion, Sports Placements and Libraries, as well as an interactive panel discussion about how to engage students in sustainability through social enterprise, placements and…

Panorama looks at GM foods

Monday’s BBC Panorama programma will address the issue of GM technology and food.  The theme is: A new generation of GM foods is winning over governments and former critics of the technology, and scientists say the crops could help feed people in the developing world. So are those who oppose GM doing more harm than good? And…

Three Conferences

National Sustainable School’s Conference, Bristol, 2nd July The University of Bristol, in partnership with the Sustainable Schools Alliance and SEEd, will host this year’s National Sustainable Schools Conference which will also be available online.  Cost: £75.  To book click here. Building Capacities of Educators for a Just and Sustainable World Conference, Liverpool, 9th July This TEESNet event will address a priority action area…

Geo capabilities

Led by Professor David Lambert, former Geographical Association Chief Executive, the key objective of the geo capabilities project is to create teacher training materials to develop teachers as curriculum leaders through a ‘capabilities’ approach’. The project embraces diversity in culture and language and in how geography is understood and expressed in national school standards.

A new national park for London

This is not so much a place as a concept. Did you know, for example: that with a uniquely biodiverse landscape – with nature reserves, parks and gardens – the Greater London National Park (still only an idea) is recognised as one of the world’s most important urban habitats.  Over 1,300 Sites of Importance for Nature…