Natural Connections Newsletters

You can keep up to date with what the Natural Connections initiative is up to by reading their informative newsletters. Their latest was published on 15th September.  It includes features on: the launch of the countryside classroom news from Natural Connections Hubs the South West Learning in the Natural Environment Collaboration stats on the effectiveness of…

Rolf Jucker Round Table

Rolf Jucker, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of learning for sustainability will be at the University of Worcester’s St Johns campus on 14th October (2.30pm to 4.30), for a roundtable discussion on his new book ‘Do we know what we are doing? Reflections on Learning, Knowledge, Economics, Community and Sustainability’. Dr Jucker has…

Who will save the seas?

Here’s a story from the Sydney Morning Herald on a new WWF report that warns again about over-fishing: “Humanity’s mismanagement of the ocean has led to the loss of almost half the world’s marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish in a single generation“, an emergency edition of WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report says, revealing a 49% decline in…

New model for outdoor learning?

How do we create meaningful outdoor learning experiences which lead to sustainable behaviour change? The Real World Learning Network has spent the last three years exploring this question, and among the many outcomes is a model to support educators in reflecting and improving their provision of outdoor learning. The network says that the model brings together…

Natural Connections Blog

Have you seen the new Natural Connections Outdoor Learning blog? It aims to bring together bloggers who are researchers or practitioners in learning in natural environments (LINE), to share their practice, evidence findings and enthusiasm for outdoor learning in schools. The aim of this blog is to build on the collaborative model that has been developed through…

Edinburgh’s EcoFair

Details of the event on Sunday are available in Project Dirt’s latest newsletter. Other features include Truro and Falmouth Green Open Homes day (all next week) when people in Truro and Falmouth and places in between will be opening their homes to show what energy improvements they have made. There will be a variety of homes, from eco…

Royal Forestry Society Awards

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Excellence in Forestry Awards have been made for 2015.  You can read all about them here.  The awards are the premier woodland management competition for England and Wales and in 2015 were held across Wales. RFS has also announced that Prof Ted Wilson has  joined it as education manager, bringing with…