Some LoTC Discounts

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) has been working closely with LOtC Quality Badge holders and partners to improve and expand the range of discounts on LOtC visits, activities and resources which we offer members of CLOtC.  Here are the latest offers.  These include: 4th Dimension Ltd Concept Training Craggan Outdoors Creepy Valley Adventure Centre Field Studies…

Jellicoe 2016

Jellicoe 2016: From Capability Brown to the Incredible Edible Network – new ways of engaging communities with landscape is the title of a lecture which honours Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900 – 1996) who was an architect, town planner, landscape architect, garden designer, lecturer and author.  In 1929 he was a founding member of the Landscape Institute and…

Communicate 2016: Swapping Spectacles

Communicate is the UK’s environmental communications conference, which is returning to Bristol in 2016.  Those attending will all be asked to “walk a mile in someone else’ shoes and challenge ourselves to look at the world from another perspective.” It’s taking take place at Bristol Zoo Gardens on November 2nd and 3rd.   The organisers say: “We each see…

LEEF events this autumn

LEEF has a busy programme of events already confirmed for autumn. Fuller details will appear on www.leef.org.uk/events as they are confirmed but in the meantime, here is a sneak preview.   Tales of the Thames Path training evening, Wednesday 19 October, 5-7.30pm, Lila Huset Professional Centre, 191 Talgarth Rd, London W6 8BJ The Urban Studies…

LOtC Resource Packs

LOtC says that its resource packs are lesson plans for curriculum focused learning outside the classroom. Each pack contains 6 lesson plans, a case study of a project to inspire you, and general tips and information on delivering learning outside the classroom. Each plan lists the equipment needed, suitable venue, and ideas for differentiation, expansion…

Environmental Impacts of Education

As part of Anecdotes to Evidence, which is a multi-partner initiative led by North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and Stanford University, a team of researchers is conducting a review of literature that examines directly measured environmental outcomes/indicators associated with the implementation of an education program. The team is currently identifying sources from the grey literature (any…

An update from ENN

Here’s a recent update from the Environmental News Network: Melting ice sheet could expose frozen Cold War-era hazardous waste A Troubling Snag in the Comeback of the California Condor Drought conditions slow the growth of Douglas fir trees across the West Lake Tanganyika fisheries declining from global warming NASA sees Tropical Storm Javier form in…