Teach Children to be Naturalists

The Parent Co website had a feature last summer by Jackie Semmens who describes herself as “a writer by nature and a mother by nurture”.   Jackie writes about family, nature, and the experience of motherhood at ananchoredhope.com . Her article for Parent Co explores how to handle questions from young children about nature, and about why we…

Global learning and sustainability

The Global Learning Programme website says: We’ve collated a selection of resources and CPD to support your teaching around environmental issues and sustainability.  The theme for World Environment Day 2017, ‘Connecting People to Nature’, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect…

Act Now for EE

You may well have come across Act now for EE.  This is an initiative of the Global Environmental Education Partnership [GEEP **] which NAEE involved in. At the heart of Act Now … is a draft call for action with an invitation to help shape a global action plan for environmental education by providing feedback on the draft call.  Perhaps all those with an…

Urban Environmental Education Review

LEEF says you can join them for a new reading group based on the book Urban Environmental Education Review published earlier this year by Cornell University Press. The first piece to be explored from the book is Sense of Place, by Jennifer Adams et al. – an essay about place-based education in cities that can be read online here. There will be a short period for reading at the…

DfID survey on global learning

The Department for International Development [DfID] is consulting on the design of a potential new programme for development education from 2018.  This will focus on increasing impact and better engaging UK citizens in tackling poverty and achieving the SDGs.  This is an opportunity to help shape the future direction of Government supported development education in the UK.  Click here to find out…

More from the Environmental News Network

The latest update from the Environmental News Network begins with an article on record-low 2016 Antarctic sea ice levels because of a ‘perfect storm’ of tropical, polar conditions.  The original study was published on August 24th in Geophysical Research Letters.  The Network says: A dramatic drop in Antarctic sea ice almost a year ago, during the Southern Hemisphere…