How closes the loop?

Ken Webster’s latest thoughts on the circular economy have been published in Circulate.  They begin: The circular economy describes a feedback-rich economy in all its embedded glories: energy, materials and information.  It is one in which stocks matter, since they are the source and destination of complex flows, stock maintenance and even enhancement. Regeneration is…

Resources from WWF

WWF reports that it is working to better understand how our changing climate impacts on biodiversity, and it is altering its conservation strategies accordingly. As part of this initiative, it is offering a range of publications, web tools, and resources on the impacts of climate change on wildlife, including learning resources designed for those teaching advanced level and higher students.…

Learning Outside the Classroom Mark

The LOtC Mark is a national accreditation for schools which  recognises and supports the development of learning outside the classroom across all subject areas.  It recognises existing provision  and also assists schools to develop LOtC further. Schools can apply for the Mark at Bronze, Silver or Gold level, providing the opportunity to develop provision over time.  This can…

Being a Beast

Being a Beast by Charles Foster explores what it’s like to be an animal – well, as far as we humans can ever manage to do this, and judging by the reviews, Foster does an extraordinary job, unbelievably well. This is what the publishers say: “Charles Foster wanted to know what it was like to…

Love Parks Award winners announced

Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of its first Love Parks Awards to protect, improve and promote parks and green space. The Awards recognise the achievements of community groups, volunteers and local authorities who have helped to make a positive difference to parks and green space across the county, through inspiring diverse communities and…

CLOtC’s updated training programme

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s (CLOtC) has an updated training programme. This is designed to help you ensure that the young people you work with have access to high quality learning outside the classroom (LOtC) experiences.  The new programme will continue to offer experiences that are responsive to needs, and CLOtC has refreshed and…