St Matthew’s Primary School visits Birmingham Botanical Gardens

This is an account of the visit in December by a Year 6 group from St Matthew’s C of E Primary School to Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses as part of NAEE’s Hugh Kenrick Days bursary scheme.  It’s written by Foundation Subjects Leader Mr T. Etheridge. As part of their Geography work, Year 6 at St Matthew’s CofE Primary School, Nechells, Birmingham,…

Hillcrest School & Sixth Form Centre visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens

This is an account of the visit in January by a Year 8 group from Hillcrest School & Sixth Form Centre to Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses as part of NAEE’s Hugh Kenrick Days bursary scheme.  It’s written by class teacher Mrs G. Sanger. With the support of the National Association for Environmental Education and a Hugh Kenrick Days bursary,…

Embedding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the curriculum

This article by Joyce Hallam was published in NAEE’s most recent journal [Vol 120; Spring 2019] which has a focus on the sustainable development goals [SDGs]. Introduction Before the Goals were agreed by the United Nations, a report (Bourn et al, 2016) on the importance and relevance of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) and sustainability within the primary curriculum,…

Why does environmental education need imaginative literature? 

David Whitley argues that environmental education needs imaginative literature. Ecoliteracy was a term that gained currency in environmental education from the late 1990s.  During the period leading up to this, the concept of ‘literacy’ had been extended to encompass a whole range of new areas – even including ‘emotional literacy’ – where existing cultural norms seemed inadequate.…

The locally threatened Dead Sea Sparrow

Mervat Batarseh Head of Environmental Education Section at Jordan’s Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature writes about their interactive community and school-based programme on the locally threatened Dead Sea Sparrow. Talking about birds is always an interesting issue for both students and elders.  As a professional in the field of environmental education. I have been monitoring…