What’s Under Your Feet?

The British Trust for Ornithology is working with EDF Energy to see ‘What’s Under Your Feet’ The Trust says: We know little about the distribution of soil invertebrates across Britain or which factors influence their abundance such as climate and soil type. Engaging schools in this project provides an excellent opportunity to answer these questions,…

The big bang fair

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.  It says that it’s an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits and careers information from STEM professionals. The 2017 Fair will be held at the NEC, Birmingham…

Project Dirt events

Here’s the latest from Project Dirt including details of: Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich are looking for volunteers to help maintain the sensory garden in the park each week and clear space for their new flower beds. Interested? Abbey Gateway Skills Club are looking for volunteers in Devon to support adults with learning disabilities in a variety of activities. School Farms…

Acorn Ecology courses

 Acorn Ecology has some eco-training news.  Click here for a list of ecology courses that include: Badger Ecology and Surveying—Guildford Friday 17th March Otter Ecology and Surveying – Exeter Monday 20th March Phase 1 Habitat Survey – Guildford Wednesday 19th April Bat Ecology and Surveying—Exeter Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th April Bat Sound Analysis Using Analook—Exeter…

The Science Geek on GPS

Click here for the latest from the Science Geek who has a recent feature on GPS.  This begins: “The Global Positioning System, better known as GPS, has come to affect countless aspects of our daily lives, from directing our holiday aeroplanes to enabling us to drive round an unfamiliar city without any map other than…

Australian Geographic

Here’s a link to Australian Geographic and its story of harmony between indigenous people and wildlife.  The story begins: “AUSTRALIA WAS ONCE home to giant reptiles, marsupials and birds (and some not so giant), but the extinction of this megafauna has been the subject of a debate that has persisted since the 19th century.  Despite…

The Migratory Bird Treaty

It’s time to mark the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (on behalf go the Canadians) for the Protection of Migratory Birds – called the Migratory Bird Treaty – that was signed on Aug. 16, 1916.  This Treaty, and three others that followed, form the cornerstones of efforts to conserve birds that…

Green News Quiz 2016

The Guardian says, take the green news quiz.  Here are the first two questions: 1– In February, a consortium of businesses and environmental groups, including Kimberly Clark and Canada’s Globe and Mail, won a 16-year fight to restrict logging in which rainforest? Great Bear, British Columbia  Tongass National Forest, Alaska  Hoh Rainforest, Washington  Mount Hood,…