London news

London has had more than its fair share of tragedy recently, and so it seems almost inappropriate to focus on positive news.  However, amidst all the gloom and disaster, there are good things happening, especially in relation to (environmental) education.  Read on … 1. LEEF’s Summer Party This is on Wednesday 5th July at Holland Park Ecology Centre 1800…

Monday Round up – June 19th

1. The Best of Both Worlds Conference for Environmental Education and Education for Sustainability takes place in the Kruger National Park , South Africa from 5-8 November 2017.  This conference is a forum for practitioners, teachers and those involved in education and communication to meet and share experiences in strengthening the framework for environmental education and education…

The Red Kite Academy Trust

Over the last two years, a group of people from across the Wildlife Trusts has been exploring the establishment of Nature Schools with an ethos based on learning about, and in, the natural environment.   The Red Kite Academy Trust has now been formed and intends to submit an application to government for the first four Nature Schools in…

Preschools without walls

The Irish Times recently carried an article titled: Preschools without walls: why children need outdoor play.  Too much screen-time and inactivity, it says, is depriving young people of vital lifeskill.  It begins like this: “Every generation winces when the previous one recalls how much better life was in their day.  But one thing everyone remembers is…

NAAEE Annual Conference, 2017

Registration is now open for the 46th Annual NAAEE Conference [ October 18-21 ] and the 14th Annual Research Symposium [ October 17-18 ].  It’s being held in partnership with Para la Naturaleza in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  NAAEE says: Our 46th Annual Conference will build on more than four decades of work in our field to think creatively and collectively about how we…

Becoming a sustainability educator

There’s a free CPD programme for all educators from 7th June to 5th July at the University of Gloucestershire.  It’s from 4pm to 6pm on Wednesdays – starting today.  You can explore how learning for sustainability can: join up the subjects that our learners study bring some big global issues into our teaching encourage young people to become…

The Stories We Live by

The University of Gloucestershire and the International Ecolinguistics Association have launched a new open online ecolinguistics course: The Stories We Live by.  This is Free Everything in the course is free, including accessing the materials, registering, tuition, and a certificate of completion. And you are free to reuse materials in any way (e.g., in teaching). On now Simply click here to access all the…

Monday Round up – June 12th

1. The Climate Reality website has a feature on how climate change is affecting forest fires.  There are also other articles and updates and you can see these on the Climate Reality blog. 2. FACE has a six-week pilot project working with a pupil referral unit that’s designed for inner city children with no experience of farms or…