September 30th 2019

NAEE is looking forward to contributing to the work of Our Shared World – a consortium of organisations whose overarching goal is that “by 2030, the UK education community ensures every learner receives an education that equips them to contribute to a just, sustainable and resilient world through the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4.7″. The draft objectives are: 1 (embedded,…

September 23rd 2019

In early October a new campaign – “Teach the Future” – will be launched by SOS-UK, UKSCN and XR-educators.   The plan is to bring pressure to bear on the new government that will emerge from the forthcoming election, and, more importantly, perhaps, influence the manifestos of the political parties going into the election.  The campaign aims…

CLOtC research reporting

Here’s a selection of news and research that CLOtC has highlighted recently – in case you missed them.  You can follow CLOtC’s research reporting here, and its news output here.  Each is regularly updated and so are worth monitoring.   The meaning of participation in school ground greening: A study from project to everyday setting.…

September 9th 2019

Over the Summer, activists tried to persuade the DfE to require teacher educators in universities and elsewhere to cover climate and ecological issues.  This was the response: “… there are no plans to amend the Teachers’ Standards.  The Teacher’s Standards and the Framework of Core Content for Initial Teacher Training are the ‘core’ minimum entitlements for trainee…

Natural England’s mid-Summer update

Here’s a further selection of research and other reports related to learning and the environment collated by Natural England. An Affective Measure of Nature Connectedness for Children and Adults: Validation, Performance and Insights. Richardson, Hunt, Hinds, Bragg, Fido, Petronzi, Barbett, Clitherow, and White. – Journal of Nature Conservation. To establish the reliability of the new…

September 2nd 2019

NAAEE has announced its latest group of environmental education leaders who are under 30 years old.  NAAEE says: These inspirational leaders are using environmental education to address environmental and social issues in communities around the world. This incredible group consists of teachers, conservationists, researchers, and social entrepreneurs that are addressing issues that range from mitigating tensions between…

A CITES update

This is an update from the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation about the first week of the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which regulates the trade of such species by subjecting individual species to certain levels of control.  These are represented under three appendices which can be found here. Elephants currently sit…