June 15th 2020

NAEE has worked with COBIS – the Council of British International Schools – over the past few months to develop and then judge the 2020 COBIS Eco Film Awards.  This encouraged students in COBIS member schools to make videos about the work they were doing in their schools [i] to learn about environmental and sustainability issues, and [ii]…

June 8th 2020

NAEE was pleased to receive an honourable mention for its curriculum guides at the launch of the consultation for the OCR Natural History GCSE.  The guides’ careful analysis of the way that the national curriculum provides opportunities for the study of environmental and ecological issues was described as “brilliant work”.  If you’ve not come across these, you…

June 1st 2020

Turning learning inside out  The Department for Education’s COVID-19 guidance on implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings recommends considering which lessons or classroom activities could take place outdoors.  As a result, the organisations involved in helping schools take teaching and learning beyond the classroom have united to help schools by enabling high-quality learning experiences in…

May 25th 2020

Here’s an update from across the Atlantic from NAAEE.  This includes: Let’s Keep Learning from Each Other: Help GEEP Reach 100 Country Profiles!  GEEP is aiming high! Join our campaign to have 100 country profiles on our website by World Environment Day on June 5. We’ll feature new profiles on social media; share your story now!…

May 18th 2020

NAEE has published its obituary on Vice-President Anne Kenrick whose personal vision and benevolence gave rise to the Association’s Hugh Kenrick Bursary Scheme.  This is her abiding legacy.  Written by Executive Director Nina Hatch, the obituary charts the development of Anne’s interests in the natural world and environmental education, and her links with NAEE.  ∫∫∫ . CJS, the Countryside…

May 11th 2020

Anglia Ruskin University is running free webinars for teachers, teaching assistants and educators.  The overall theme is Changing the World One Lesson at a Time: Environmental and Sustainability Education, and each has been developed with a specific focus and will comprise three short presentations followed by the opportunity for Q&A and discussion as follows: Webinar 1: Outdoor Education   Thursday…

May 4th 2020

Every half-term members of the Burnet News Club explore a different issue in the news.  Teachers receive a fully-resourced 6-hour scheme of work on each issue, including inspiring multimedia news content and engaging activities which can be used across the curriculum.  Each issue addresses important social and political questions, and presents different perspectives and ideas to…

April 27th 2020

The deadline for features in the latest CJS Focus on Environmental Education & Outdoor Activities is May 1st.   You can secure free space in this CJS publication in association with the Countryside Education Trust.  Its readership, estimated at 100,000, is involved in countryside, environmental & wildlife conservation across the UK; many work in environmental education…

April 20th 2020

Wednesday 22nd Update Happy Earth day ? . Tuesday 21st Update c/o Jess Tipton: Today pm Climate of Emotions conference Wed to Sun Earth Optimism Summit Mon 27th after school Eco-Anxiety in Young People teacher training online eco-resources and events digest . The Economist Education Foundation (which is an independent educational charity) has a video introduction to the climate protests…

April 13th 2020

We begin with some good news amid the virus gloom.  The results from the 2019 Butterfly Conservation UK butterfly monitoring scheme show that butterflies bounced back last summer with their best year since 1997.  Further, just over half of UK butterfly species showed higher population levels in 2019 compared with 2018. click here for the full results.   Butterfly Conservation also has…