January 29 to February 2 News round-up

Leicester City Council is organising a conference on March 16th with its focus on Creating Young Leaders in Sustainable Development. The aims of the conference are to help practitioners support learners to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development (Global) Goal 4.7.   It  will be a combination of workshops and activities “to inspire and engage”…

Climate Fiction

On January 29, 2017, the NOAA Book Club is discussing: Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction Everything Change features twelve stories from the Arizona State University’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest.  It has a foreword by science fiction author and contest judge Kim Stanley Robinson and an interview with climate fiction…

January 22 to 26 round-up

NAEE’s new review – Opportunities for Environmental Education across the Secondary Curriculum – was published yesterday.   You can download it here.  This complements our primary review that was published in 2016. The review focuses not only on geography, science, and design & technology, but on a wide range of other subject areas as well, including Spiritual,…

The GA Conference

The 2018 GA conference takes place at Sheffield Hallam University from Thursday April 5th to Saturday April 7th.  There will be over a hundred sessions including workshops, lectures, field visits, ‘teacher-to-teacher’ sessions, and debates. The programme is summarised here: Thursday programme at a glance Friday programme at a glance Saturday programme at a glance Full Programme The Conference…

Science for Environmental Educators

ASE’s Midlands Conference is on Saturday 3rd March [9:00 to 12:45] at Derby University in the Kirtley Building, Kedleston Rd, Derby, DE22 1GB.  There will be a session on Practical approaches in Environmental Education by Lee Jowett who is Environmental Education Coordinator at Leicester City Council. ASE says: Lee will show you opportunities to use resources and activities which support…

More on John Muir

We mentioned the John Muir Trust before Christmas.  Here are a few more highlights of recent activities: A new Literacy & Nature Resource Guide highlights how nature and the outdoors can inspire and support literacy skills.  It includes links to resources that have a natural theme or are specifically adapted for the outdoors, along with…