March 18th report

Students on Climate Strike.  The following letter appeared in The Times last Friday.  One of the very many signatories was NAEE trustee, Morgan Phillips: Sir, Children and young people taking part in the school strikes for climate are to be commended, not ridiculed.  The UN intergovernmental panel on climate change has said that we need to take…

March 11th report

The latest NAEE journal [Vol 120] was published last week.  It has a focus on the sustainable development goals and you can see the contents here.  The article that explores the embedding of the goals in the curriculum is available on line.  This is by Joyce Hallam the geography consultant and a voluntary support worker and advisory group member of the…

The Latest Green Teacher journal contents

The Fall 2018 edition of Canada’s Green Teacher (Vol 118) has been published.  Here are the contents: Plastic Grass isn’t Greener  by Rochelle Rubinstein An exploration of the environmental and human health hazards of artificial turf in our schools and communities   Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals  by Grace Van Mil A new strategy for engaging students on…

March 4th 2019

Here’s a BBC article on carbon capture and storage, written after the announcement that the Drax power station is to experiment with one possible way forward – the possibility of being carbon negative is the prize on offer.   The Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health (JESEH) is publishing a special issue with a focus…

Embedding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the curriculum

This article by Joyce Hallam was published in NAEE’s most recent journal [Vol 120; Spring 2019] which has a focus on the sustainable development goals [SDGs]. Introduction Before the Goals were agreed by the United Nations, a report (Bourn et al, 2016) on the importance and relevance of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) and sustainability within the primary curriculum,…

Bees in Primary School?

Today’s blog is by NAEE Fellow, Tim Baker, Headteacher of Charlton Manor Primary School in Greenwich. In 2007 I turned up to the school after a meeting to be greeted with a swarm of bees which had attached itself by the school entrance. The premises manager had taped off an area around the swarm and visitors…

February 25th 2019

Did you see any of the young people’s climate demonstrations on the 15th of February?   And do you know anyone who went on strike to protest about the lack of attention to climate by government?  No doubt you will have views on the rights and wrongs of this sort of action.  Here’s what our…

More updates from Natural England

This post sets out links to recent (Autumn 2018) evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and…

February 18th 2019

Darwin Day occurred last week (February 12th) and we wonder how many schools took the time to mention this and celebrate it with their students.  Did yours?  The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science (and our understanding of life) and to promote science in general. At a time when so many across…