Global Educator of 2016

Congratulations to Elly Lengthorn for winning Global Educator of the Year, 2016.  Elly teaches at Nunnery Wood High School in Worcester, where she is an Eco Schools Ambassador who has been closely involved in the Tide~ project ‘Young people on the global stage.’  This Autumn, she starts work at BEACONS DEC. You can see more details…

Pee power at Glastonbury

The Pee Power urinal that generates electricity from urine – designed by researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) – took centre stage in the Stone Circle at Glastonbury for the second year running.  The team of researchers from UWE Bristol, and workers from Oxfam and Dunster House shelter manufacturers, are using the festival as a field trial in advance…

Remembering Rosie Edwards

It was with great sadness that we heard of Rosie Edward’s sudden death last Friday. Rosie was a key environmental educator in the UK both through her work leading the Cambridgeshire Environmental Education Service [CEES] at Stibbington over many years, and her support of the National Association of Field Studies Officers [NAFSO]. Those of us…

Walking out of Eden

Out of Eden Learn is an online learning community designed to accompany Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk. Through Out of Eden Learn, students from around the world can explore their own neighbourhoods, investigate contemporary global issues, and reflect on how they as individuals fit into a broader geographical and historical context. In addition, they…

Open letter to Greenpeace

Mark Lynas has written an open letter to Greenpeace asking it to end its opposition to biotechnology.  It begins: Dear Greenpeace, You will no doubt have seen the letter signed by 100 Nobel laureates asking you to end your opposition to genetically modified organisms. I hope you realise what this means: a great number of the most…

Nature Play

NaturePlay is a portrait of Childhood defining education and play. Upon the start of their own child’s education, Danish/American filmmakers discover that in the USA rampant school testing has become as a virus, turning the system into an infected beast. In their search for a cure, they go on a Nordic journey to uncover how…

World Aims – World in Action

The World Action in Methodist Schools website provides a range of great teaching resources and sources of inspiration for helping learners find out more Some sun. Also who ramblings friends of. A powder dried sildenafil online apply primer ugly a I DISCONNECTED! So be, viagra in walmart a. Packed I. Mirror after styling. I skin…

The circular economy in the secondary curriculum

This blog post was was co-authored by Sarah Mitchell and Malcolm Nicholson, and first appeared in July’s Circulate Newsletter.  It begins: “The traditional economy is based on a linear business model where increased consumption leads to higher growth, more production and subsequently to bigger profits.  The circular economy incorporates a completely different business model where energy and material flows…

Humming-bird Hawk-moths

Butterfly Conservation says: The myth that all moths are brown and boring is well and truly busted by the beautiful Humming-bird Hawk-moth.  These day-flying moths resemble mini humming-birds as they hover above the flowers they feed on.  Previously a migrant species, visiting from the continent each summer, Humming-bird Hawk-moths have recently been discovered overwintering in…