Some SEEd myth-busting

The SEEd website has a feature, written by Natural England’s Principal Advisor for Outdoor Learning, Jim Burt, busting 4 myths on outdoor learning in schools.  These are: Myth 1: In order to get outdoor learning into schools we need to change the national curriculum Myth 2: Outdoor learning is just for extra-curricular activity Myth 3: Outdoor…

A Climate Change Companion

A Climate Change Companion for family, school and community is a new book by David Hicks which explores why climate change matters, and explains the relationship between climate change and our energy usage. It has four parts: Changing the climate 1. What do we need to know? 2. What’s energy got to do with it? 3. What’s the choice…

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s 2016 Conference

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s 2016 conference will take place on Thursday 24th November at the Learning Hub at Birmingham Airport. This is an opportunity to keep up-to-date with the learning outside the classroom sector (LOtC), and meet others working in LOtC. There will be “inspirational speakers reflecting on topics relevant to LOtC, sharing their experience of implementing high…

RSPB needs …

RSPB is looking for “an enthusiastic team member with varied experience of managing the delivery of environmental education on multiple nature reserves or similar sites. You will also have experience of successfully delivering projects using volunteers.” S/he will be responsible for ensuring RSPB’s national Schools on Reserves provision is of a high quality that meets…

LEEF Update

Here are details of two LEEF summer activities … Joint LEEF/Bgen/BGCI Networking Day, Thursday 25 August, 10-3pm, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. LEEF’s annual joint networking event with Botanic Gardens Education network and Botanic Gardens and Conservation International will be held at Kew this year.  Activities will include an opportunity to tour behind the scenes of the alpine…