Were you screen-free?

Although we missed screen-free week – too busy keeping the website up to date and all that – there’s no reason to despair, as part of every week could be screen-free if you try hard enough.  That’s in addition to the screen-free time you have when you’re asleep, of course. If you need to, you can…

News from North Britain

Every month, Education Scotland produce a bulletin for learning for sustainability in schools across Scotland.  You can subscribe – for free – to receive the bulletin by clicking on this link. Here are some resource updates: 1. YouthxchangeTool Kit Through youthxchange, UNEP and UNESCO try to show young people that it is possible for all of…

Should we welcome nature’s migrants?

Yesterday’s post by NAEE President, Bill Scott, in his blog set out the article he wrote for NAEE’s latest journal, Environmental Education Vol 111.  The title was: Do we need to learn to be more welcoming of nature’s migrants? In this, Bill looks at a new report from the RSPB: The Nature of Climate Change – Europe’s wildlife at…

Asian Geographic

If you’re looking for relevant stories and features from Asia, this might be of interest and use. The latest issue of Asian Geographic, with a focus on planet under fire, has articles on: Caring for a Warming Planet China’s race for hydroelectric power Sulphur, the Earth’s coolant  

Fundraising for Learning Outside the Classroom

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is offering a new course on in London on 20th September which looks specifically at fundraising for LOtC. This course, suitable for both schools and LOtC provider organisations, will look particularly at the funding sources which are most relevant to LOtC – individual donations, community fundraising, businesses and grant making…

Urban schools and outdoor learning

The Guardian recently had a feature on urban schools and outdoor learning.  It  began … “Outdoor learning isn’t just the preserve of rural schools. These simple ideas will help you incorporate outdoor learning in a concrete jungle.  But what do you do if your school isn’t blessed with acres of green space?  From making the most…

LEEF Update for May

Here are a few highlights of forthcoming LEEF activity A reminder that Empty Classroom Day 2016 will be Friday 17 June. Although this event was dreamt up as a London initiative, in 2015 over half the participants were from other areas of the country/globe. It would be great if we could get more London schools…

The Honey Bee

This 28 minute DVD about the native UK honey bee is available in both Welsh and English on the same disc.  It is aimed at Key Stage 1, although it says it is suitable for all primary school children.  The DVD sets out to explain in straightforward language the importance of the honey bee to us…

Getting Connected to Nature

Getting Connected to Nature is the theme of the 2016 Nature Connections conference in Derby next month.  You’ll find the draft programme here. The core themes of the conference are improving links between research, policy and practice through the latest research and perspectives on [i] the benefits of a connection with nature, [ii] getting connected to nature…

Are you part of Growathon?

Congratulations to the 15,033 London students who are now growing food through Growathon.  With the help of 2,078 school staff, adults and volunteers. There is now a new target of 50,000 students.  This needs your help to be reached. How many students are growing in your school? Add your food growing activities and students to the Growathon Carrot Totaliser – and watch the…