October 18th 2021

Schools and Climate Change – The Battle of Ideas Festival held a session on schools and climate change on Sunday October 10th. The organisers asked: “Was it right for so many schools to accept climate strikes as legitimate, perhaps even encouraging pupils to take part? Why have young people today responded to the threat of climate change in…

SOS_UK@COP26

Students Organising for Sustainability [ SOSUK ] is presenting a range of activities at COP26. Here are the details: Wed 03 Nov – there is a Green Zone education exhibition called My Climate Reality. That is Bea from the Philippines and 4 others climate activists from other countries with VR footage of what it is…

The Urgency of Climate Change Education

The Educational Recordings Agency has published a number of climate change playlists ahead of COP26. These comprise brief videos taken from TV programmes that explore climate change issues. NAEE has contributed an Introduction to the impacts of climate change section for Key Stages 3 & 4.  Here it is: The Urgency of Climate Change Education  Young people in schools…

October 11th 2021

Climate Change Playlists – The Educational Recordings Agency has published a number of climate change playlists ahead of COP26. These comprise brief videos taken from TV programmes that explore climate change issues. NAEE has contributed an introduction to the impacts of climate change section for key states 3/4.  . Mind the Gap – As part of the launch of Global Action…

Natural England Research Round-up

This is a recent round up by Natural England of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration…

Engaging school pupils in climate change using photography: participatory photo-walks and local greenspaces

Today’s blog is the latest in a series by Ben Murphy who is a member of the University of Glasgow team co-ordinating the Scottish contribution to the Walk the Global Walk programme. The team is led by Dr Ines Alves and Dr Ria Dunkley, along with the city of Glasgow council’s international education officer Lesley Atkins.  As ever with…

October 4th 2021

Learners Stakeholder Council – The FED is looking for up to 20 people aged 16-25, who are either current learners or have recently left education within England, to join the FED Learners Council in 2021-2022. It is also looking for up to two current learners aged 25 or over who are in full-time or part-time…

Teach the Future Blogs

Teach the Future publishes blogs to explore climate education (or what they see as the lack of it) in the UK. You’ll find their library here. These are a selection of recent posts: Dear BBC Bitesize, This is Not Climate Education By Natasha Pavey Why do we need to Stop Cambo? By Anna Brown We…

Unsheltered thinking

Today’s blog is written by Ben Ballin.  As with all our authored contributions, what follows are Ben’s views which are not necessarily shared by NAEE. “Please get out of the new [road] / If you can’t lend your hand”  Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’ Towards the end of Barbara Kingsolver’s brilliant state-of-the-US-nation novel ‘Unsheltered’, its…

September 27th 2021

Climate Science Course – The UK’s nationally determined contribution statement – NDC – that has been submitted in advance of COP26 has an Education and Skills section. The first paragraph says this: – The UK Government is strengthening awareness and building consensus in tackling climate change through various education initiatives at all stages of life, including: a new…