Grow your own

In the UK, food travels 20 billion miles a year – that’s the same as travelling to the moon and back over 40,000 times.  All this means a lot of carbon dioxide is released into our atmosphere, and this has a massive effect on the environment and wildlife.  This is only a part of the big…

Three dates for the diary

Wild in the City are organising a Nature based therapy forum gathering on 5 December, 10.30am-12.30pm. This meeting is suitable for all working or considering working in the outdoors including Counsellors, Psychologists, Forest School practitioners, Environmental Educators, Bush Craft instructors, Teachers, Gardeners and City Farmers.  Details here. The Association of Science Education will be holding…

RSPB and London schools

LEEF reports that RSPB London are running an exciting programme of free sessions to schools to help connect young people with nature.  They would love to work in partnership with other organisations working in London, especially within Newham and Camden. Their sessions are free but they only go in once so they want to be able…

Will education drive the SDGs – or is it learning?

An international conference: Education as a Driver for Sustainable Development Goals is being organized by Centre for Environment Education (CEE), in partnership with UNESCO, UNEP and the Government of India. The Conference will take place from January 11-13, 2016.  It aims to bring together global experience and expertise to “highlight and strengthen the role of education” in realizing…

Images for global learning

Prompted by requests from teachers, Moira Jenkins, the editor of Think Global’s teacher website Global Dimension, has put together some advice on finding images for global learning.  Moira says: “I’m always having to source images for our websites, newsletters and wallplanners. When I ask teachers what they’re looking for in a teaching resource their first response is…

Our very own Green World Ambassador

Huge congratulations to NAEE trustee and Coventry environmentalist and artist Gabrielle Back,  who has been honoured as an International Green World Ambassador at a presentation ceremony at the Houses of Parliament. This recognition comes as a result of the success of Gabrielle’s Creative Recycling and Climate Change Surveyance project, which has won an International Green Apple…

Our interconnectness

Exploring Global Issues: Social, Economic, and Environmental Interconnections is a student text and teacher’s Guide CD from the USA.  The text includes 24 chapters on topics such as food, water, economics, governance, health, air, globalization, and sustainable design. In addition to case studies, career profiles, and youth-as-heroes features, readings intentionally interweave social, environmental, and economic threads…

Are you teaching map work

If so, you might like to check the new resource for teaching Ordnance Survey map symbols (key stage 3) on the GA’s list of resources and classroom activities for use with Ordnance Survey maps. The OS says: “Digimap for Schools is an online mapping service providing current and historical Ordnance Survey maps for viewing and printing.  There are…

Days out with Garden Organic

Garden Organic says “Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to Ryton Organic Gardens”. A visit there can support the delivery of science, maths, design and technology, and by exploring acres of inspirational gardens, pupils will understand where food comes from, seasonality, and sustainability. Garden Organic has indoor exhibitions, displays and activities designed to keep everyone…