Nature’s Voice

RSPB says that if you love nature, you’ll love Nature’s Voice, its award-winning podcast.  Each month RSPB brings you features, interviews and news of birds and wildlife, from back gardens to the Sumatran rainforest.  There’s also a back catalogue. RSPB says: We’ll take you soaring with birds of prey, look back over 30 years of Big Garden Birdwatch,…

Monday Round up – October 9 to 13

1. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a feature on how birds manage to fly at high altitudes where the oxygen levels are low: “Flying on Fumes”.    Over five years, Cornell PhD student Sahas Barve (and others) studied the evolutionary solutions birds had come up with, publishing findings in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  Barve’s study focused…

NAAEE’s virtual conference

As you will know by now, the annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education had to be cancelled owing to hurricane devastation.  NAAEE has announced, however, that it will hold a virtual conference, beginning on October 17th.  Details are here. NAAEE says: We hope you can join us for virtual conference week…

The Ascent of the Human

New Scientist Events asks: How did an upright ape conquer the world and all its rivals?  Discoveries made over the past few years are re-writing the story of human evolution – and it is far more intriguing than we ever imagined. It is organising a one-day masterclass with six leading experts guide you through the discoveries that are…

Monday Round up – October 2 to 6

1. The Natural History Museum in London has published its autumn programme of events and activities.  It’s here. The museum says: See award-winning nature photography, learn about some of the world’s most venomous creatures and dive into the evolutionary history of the whale. Exhibitions are open until 22.00 on the last Friday of October and November.…

National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Poetry day – 28th September – here’s something international from Du Fu (712 – 770) who was a Tang Dynasty poet.  He is writing here about the very wet autumn of 754 CE in what is now the Chinese megacity of Xi’an. Lamenting Autumn Rains Blustrous winds, unending rains, autumn of chaos.…

Monday Round up – September 25 to 29

1. The London Natural History Museum says: “Inspire your class this autumn at our latest exhibition Whales: Beneath the Surface.  Your students will discover the evolutionary story of these mammals, through viewing over 100 specimens including the Thames Whale to hunting for prey in an interactive echolocation game.  The exhibition is perfect for KS2 and KS3. Pre-booked school groups…

A Voice for Nature

The latest issue of the IUCN regional newsletter ‘A Voice for Nature’ can be seen here. This is prepared by the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (IUCN ECARO), and sets out to be a credible source of information and news on nature conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the region. It…

Re-live the great 1860 debate

The Natural History Museum is inviting teachers to introduce their students to the great debate of 1860 on Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. The Museum says: “The characters and events of this landmark debate will be brought to life by an experienced Science Educator and the inspiring specimens and displays of our newly redeveloped…