New Year Round-up January 2018

1. Welcome to 2018 and a Happy New Year from everyone at NAEE.    Let’s hope it’s a good year for environmental eduction and all who support and practise it. 2. A new website has been launched for the ANGEL project: Academic Network on Global Education & Learning.  This will provide a focal point for the project that aims to bring…

Monday Round up – December 18 to 29

1. NAEE brings you news from the other end of the earth.  If you click here, you’ll see a range of publications from Education Outdoors New Zealand.  EONZ has a commitment to fostering and advocating for quality outdoor learning experiences which can educate for a sustainable future.  Its mission is to increase participation in quality outdoor learning experiences, and…

A Big Green Dream in schools

The ScottishPower Green Energy Trust is inviting pupils from year S1 and S2 in Scotland or Year 7 and Year 8 in England and Wales to use their creativity to tell them about their school’s Big Green Dream.  From putting renewable energy to good use or introducing eco-initiatives, the Big Green Dream could help make schools more…

Community Environmental Education

LEEF says Come and chat urban about environmental education over a cup of tea.  Our first reading group on ‘Sense of Place’ was held in November and it turned out to be an interesting and thought-provoking discussion.  This is a brilliant opportunity to reflect and explore how big ideas about Environmental Education connect to hands-on practice…

STEM workshops on the green economy

Groundwork London is currently offering schools STEM workshops Linked to the Key Stage 3 Science and Geography Curriculum on the topic of the Green Economy.  The programme, ‘Welcome to the Green Economy‘  – funded by Our Bright Future, will engage 700 young people across 70 secondary schools in London and show them how to undertake environmental audits…

Monday Round up – December 4 to 8

1. NAAEE says that EUGENE is an easy-to-use tool to help “evaluate knowledge gain as a result of your program”.  It’s here.  EUGENE stands for Ecological Understanding as a Guideline for Evaluation of Nonformal Education.  The website is devoted to the work of Eugene Odum who thought that “if an individual understood the principles of ecology, he or she would…

Developing the Heliocentric model

The latest blogs from the Science Geek have been about our developing understanding of the Earth’s position in the cosmos in relation to other bodies and systems. The first, Geocentric Cosmology, was about the basis of the geocentric model which placed the Earth at the heart of things.  The second, Copernicus, is about the science that introduced heliocentric theory.  As ever,…

The Pollinator Promise

Click here to read about how one school inspired its local community to protect pollinators – there’s a video as well. Earlier this year a group of enterprising and creative Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils from St Alban’s Primary School in Hampshire won the Polli:Nation Project’s ‘Art with a Message’ competition for their ‘Pollinator Promise’…