Environmental and sustainability education policy research

To mark the environmental and sustainability education research network’s participation in the ECER conference, the leading academic journal Environmental Education Research has developed a Virtual Special Issue focusing on studies of ESE policy.  To access the VSI, please click here. This on key examples of research on this topic from the past two decades of papers in the Journal,…

Countryside Classroom update

The Countryside Classroom website is now live, connecting schools with food, farming and the natural environment, and FACE are looking for feedback. They’d also like you to contribute to their first bulletin to be circulated to schools in early September, keeping everyone informed about Countryside Classroom.  You can contribute into these sections: Community – stories about your work with…

ReLight my Fire Festival

Exeter’s relight my fire festival takes place on September 18 to 21.  Its theme is “From industrial revolution to energy devolution” The festival is bringing artists to the streets and venues of Exeter to explore our relationship with energy past, present and future.  The programme includes performances, talks, workshops, activities and pop-up events.  

River Xchange

RiverXchange is a year-long programme that connects students around the world to learn about water resources. Its goals are [i] to help students and teachers understand and appreciate their local water resources so that they will take action to protect them, and[ii]  to reinforce this understanding through communication with pen-pals in other states or countries. It…

Using a book to clean water

A report on the Quartz website, says that it’s estimated (by water.org) that up to 358 million people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have reliable access to clean drinking water, but researchers have devised a book on water safety whose pages can be used as a filter. Trials done in 25 contaminated water sites in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya,…

Cold blooded and spineless

North Pennines Geopark has just opened an exhibition celebrating insect species that live within its confines. It is part of a five year project to promote education, research and knowledge about invertebrates – ‘Cold Blooded and Spineless’ – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project launched with a spring bio-hunt, which saw volunteers and…