Do you need some trees?

Apply now to the Woodland Trust for a free tree pack to be delivered in November 2015. They come in three different sizes – small (30 saplings), medium (105 saplings) and large (420 saplings).  Schools and community groups are eligible to apply for free trees for delivery every March and November until your project is complete.…

Learning outside the classroom awards – nominations are open

Nominations are now open for the 8th annual learning outside the classroom awards presented by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC).  The Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom recognise individuals and teams of people who are committed to ensuring that young people benefit from engaging and motivating learning opportunities outside…

OMEP UK

OMEP is an international NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations and UNESCO.  It was founded in 1948 to defend and promote the well-being and education of children from birth to eight.  It welcomes as members everyone with an interest in the education and well-being of children and their families. Members include practitioners, academics, students,…

Can Pooh and Piglet save the Bees?

The British Beekeepers Association, in partnership with Egmont Publishing, have created a new ‘bee-friendly’ guide inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh, with activities for families to help save honey bees.  In the Guide, which can be found here, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet plant a flowering window box, in Oxford. Pooh’s 10-point guide to saving bees is listed by the…

NAEE meets NAAEE

The Executive Director of NAAEE, the North American Association for Environmental Education, Judy Braus, was in the UK briefly at the end of last week, en route to the 8th WEEC in Göteborg.  While here, she met NAEE President, Bill Scott, and discussed a range of issues that are common to both organisations.  They also explored some of…

Greening school grounds

  Greening School Grounds – Creating Habitats for Learning has been republished as an ebook.  Green Teacher says that this is “The most complete compendium of schoolyard greening articles and activities by over 175 contributing educators.”  The cost is $9.99.  You can get it here.  

Surfing against Sewage

  Surfers Against Sewage at The Climate Coalition at Westminster last week Energy Live News reports the problems still being experienced by surfers on some UK beaches because of pollution.  Andy Cummins, Campaign Director for ‘Surfers Against Sewage’, an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches, said, “We need the government to address…