Arctic sea ice shrinks

The Guardian is reporting that the Arctic sea ice has shrunk to the fourth lowest extent on record.  Its report begins: Ice coverage in the Arctic this year shrunk to its fourth lowest extent on record, US scientists have announced.  The National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in Colorado said that the ice reached a low…

Al D&T Challenge

The UK aluminium industry is inviting secondary school pupils to take up the Alu D&T Challenge.  Schools participating in this competition linked to the Design & Technology curriculum will get free teaching resources which encourage pupils to explore sustainable design and have their ideas judged by a panel of industry experts. The Alu D&T Challenge sets out…

Natural Connections Newsletters

You can keep up to date with what the Natural Connections initiative is up to by reading their informative newsletters. Their latest was published on 15th September.  It includes features on: the launch of the countryside classroom news from Natural Connections Hubs the South West Learning in the Natural Environment Collaboration stats on the effectiveness of…

Rolf Jucker Round Table

Rolf Jucker, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of learning for sustainability will be at the University of Worcester’s St Johns campus on 14th October (2.30pm to 4.30), for a roundtable discussion on his new book ‘Do we know what we are doing? Reflections on Learning, Knowledge, Economics, Community and Sustainability’. Dr Jucker has…

New model for outdoor learning?

How do we create meaningful outdoor learning experiences which lead to sustainable behaviour change? The Real World Learning Network has spent the last three years exploring this question, and among the many outcomes is a model to support educators in reflecting and improving their provision of outdoor learning. The network says that the model brings together…

Edinburgh’s EcoFair

Details of the event on Sunday are available in Project Dirt’s latest newsletter. Other features include Truro and Falmouth Green Open Homes day (all next week) when people in Truro and Falmouth and places in between will be opening their homes to show what energy improvements they have made. There will be a variety of homes, from eco…

Royal Forestry Society Awards

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Excellence in Forestry Awards have been made for 2015.  You can read all about them here.  The awards are the premier woodland management competition for England and Wales and in 2015 were held across Wales. RFS has also announced that Prof Ted Wilson has  joined it as education manager, bringing with…