1. Click here to read July’s round up from Think Global. It includes news of the Global Educator of the Year, and its Global learning annual event (28-29 November) that is taking place in Birmingham. This will include the Think Global AGM. The event is for organisations working in global learning and will “demonstrate vision and showcase excellence in global learning, and give participants the opportunity to learn, inspire and be inspired, network and make connections”
2. Click here to see what’s on offer from Project Dirt over the Summer. There’s info on volunteering, funding and jobs, and well as further detail of Dirt’s collaboration with the Eden Project.
3. Here’s the latest from the Freshwater Habitats Trust. There’s a feature on the New Forest which is a special place for freshwater plants and animals. The ponds, rivers, streams and ditches of the New Forest are surrounded by heathland, woodland, grassland, and mire – the perfect recipe for clean water and freshwater wildlife – some of it very rare.
- Venus’s Turbulent Atmosphere
- A new model yields insights into glaciers’ retreats and advances
- Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse from NASA’s WB-57F Jets
- NASA’s Infrared View of Powerful Storms Surrounding Typhoon Noru’s Eye
- How does municipal waste collection affect climate change?
- Extreme weather conditions and climate change account for 40% of global wheat production variability
5. A recent CLOtC newsletter has features on: [i] Croxteth Park Farm, a traditional, working Victorian farm set within the grounds of Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Liverpool. It is a Rare Breeds Approved Conservation Centre housing many rare and endangered breeds of farm livestock including Irish Moiled and White Park cattle, Tamworth and Gloucester Old Spot pigs, Boreray sheep and Bagot goats; and [ii] and an inner-city school, miles away from the countryside, has brought food and farming to the heart of its curriculum and pupils are now reaping the benefits thanks to the Country Trust.
6. And here’s a taste of what’s on offer at the 2017 CLOtC conference:
- Pre-History Curriculum Workshop: Changes between Stone to Iron Age. Luca Parrella, Celtic Harmony
- Confident effective knife use. Dave Watson, Woodland Survival Crafts
- How to prepare our young people to be global citizens: empathy, adaptability and understanding. Kate Orbis, Orbis Expeditions
- Citizen Science – sharing knowledge, inspiring action, valuing nature. Sarah Staunton-Lamb, Earthwatch Institute
- How the advancements in technology and tour operator support can lessen the burden for teachers. Steve Craven, NST Group
- Students deserve a healthier school yard. Nigel Clarke, Green Legacy Guernsey
- Wildlife Roleplay Workshop: Let’s Hear it for Hawthorn. Jenny Ogden, Beetles and Bees
7. The Met Office has released its latest report into the UK’s climate and weather, and how it is changing. Much less snow, it seems. This is how the report is introduced on the website:
The Met Office 3rd annual State of the UK Climate report, released today, shows 2016 was the 13th warmest year (records dating back to 1910). 2016 has been 0.5 °C warmer than average and the last decade 0.3 °C warmer (1981-2010) over the UK as a whole and for many it was also sunny with sunshine levels 4% above the 30 year average (1981-2010) for the UK overall.
8. SEEd News features a new publication on raising finance for schools. This begins: Raising Funds for Your School, as its subtitle suggests, is a fully comprehensive manual designed to help all schools, no matter what level of fundraising they are engaged in or how much past experience they may have, to raise their game and maximise their fundraising returns from the resources available to them. Directed mainly at head teachers, school business managers and other staff, as well as volunteers wishing to raise significant support, the guide begins with the preliminary, essential, requirements for establishing a successful fundraising programme – assessment of the available resources, establishment of a fundraising ‘culture’ and an agreement on priority needs – before turning to an overview of the different options for raising support. Different sources of funding are analysed in detail, with guidance given on how to access them, and how, when and by whom approaches should be made to funders.