NAEE-handbook-The-Secondary-Environmental-CurriculumNAEE’s new review – Opportunities for Environmental Education across the Secondary Curriculum – was published yesterday.   You can download it here.  This complements our primary review that was published in 2016.

The review focuses not only on geography, science, and design & technology, but on a wide range of other subject areas as well, including Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC).

The review also contains a cross-curricular case study of how Nunnery Wood High School in Worcestershire takes a whole-school approach to environmental education.



The annual Rex Walford Memorial Lecture, which is aimed at trainee teachers and NQTs, will be given by Jane Ferretti, former PGDE Lead at the University of Sheffield.  Its focus is: ‘Teaching real world geography‘ and it will take place during the GA conference April 5 to 7.


CC_CM_headerMore Countryside Classroom in Action has new stories on its website this month.  These include:


rfs_logo4The Royal Forestry Society Excellence Awards 2018 are looking for  the very best in projects run by schools, colleges, universities, and other recognised education and training providers across the West and South West of England – from Cheshire to Cornwall.  The awards will be presented at the National Arboretum at Westonbirt on 13 July 2018.  The closing date for entries is noon on Tuesday 6 March 2018.  More details are available here, and you can find case studies based on previous winners here.


The Learning Beyond the Classroom Conference – 2018 – aims to inspire and equip you with practical ideas and confidence to embed quality outdoor learning within your school.  This lively, practical and inspiring day offers an opportunity to attend three practical workshops.  It’s on Friday 20 April at High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre, Dorking RH5 6DQ.  You can book here.  The keynote speakers are Kate Humble, Juliet Robertson and Kim Sommerville, and an overview of the event can be found on the Surrey Outdoor Learning website.


Mail AttachmentFrom Source to Sea to Sustainability is a free on-line course provided by UNEP that offers a holistic conceptual and practical approach to the issues, covering the scientific basics of nutrient cycling and pollution impacts, methodologies and assessment tools, financial mechanisms to protect our waters, policy and governance issues, as well as technologies for turning waste into resources.  It features

  • Case studies from around the world, and
  • Expert faculty and distinguished visiting lecturers
You’ll find enrolment and other details here.

730d2d75-858c-49de-b26d-1402c591e00dCircle of Life Rediscovery is offering a wide range of courses and experiences for 2018. They say:

“Whether you are an outdoor practitioner looking to improve your skills on one of our CPD days, a teacher looking for a Forest School Training qualification, a school or nursery looking for forest school sessions, residential camps or bespoke outdoor learning days, or a parent looking for a family day in the woods, make sure you join us this year!”


unlogoPartnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals is an online platform in the United Nations’ global registry of voluntary commitments and partnerships.  It facilitates global engagement in support of the implementation of the Goals, and is open to all organisations.  It’s managed by the Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/DESA).  It also provides access to several other thematic action networks that encourage partnerships and commitments in support of the Goals.
stevecWhat is re-wilding, anyway, asks Pete Cooper.  There’s some text and a podcast as Steve explores this important issue with the director of Leeds University’s Wildland Research Institute, Dr Steve Carver (pictured).  The post includes Carter’s stimulating and quite absorbing re-wilding continuum: from cities to wilderness.
If you want to know what 3C rewilding us, you’ll just have to click the links.

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