Helping SEN children develop life skills through Forest School

Molly Toal, Lancashire Wildlife Trust The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside (otherwise known as LWT) have been running their Forest School Project in Manchester since 2015 and in Liverpool since 2017. Project officers work with urban schools for a year, delivering free Forest School sessions, offering accredited Level 3 Forest School Leadership training…

Bringing Back the Beaver

Henricus Peters reviews Bringing Back the Beaver: The Story of One Man’s Quest to Rewild Britain’s Waterways by Derek Gow The author image on the back flap reminds me of (sometimes controversial) television botanist Dr David Bellamy, a past president of our NAEE who passed away in 2019. A reasonably burly figure with a bushy white beard set on…

#WildBottleSighting

Today’s post is by Catherine Gemmell, the Marine Conservation Societies Scotland Conservation Officer whose work ranges over education and public engagement to campaigns and policy. Over the past four years Catherine has mainly been focusing on the promotion of the beach cleaning and litter surveying project, Beachwatch, and using the data collected to drive change in marine litter…

January 3rd 2022

Goodbye 2021 – You can see SOS-UK’s review of the year on YouTube.  They say: “From ethical finance to sustainable food, from fuel poverty to ESD, from wellbeing to youth-led campaigns and more, we’ve reached hundreds of thousands of people.  We’re looking forward to continuing our work towards environmental justice through education in 2022.” . Partnerships Policy – SOS-UK believes in supporting students and society to…

December 20th 2021

A Curriculum for Wales – We mentioned Llanfhidian school lasy week as it’s a pilot school for the Curriculum for Wales initiative.  You can see videos about the new curriculum here and here.  And this is a link to an OECD webinar focused on the new curriculum. . University Degrees – The 2021 People & Planet University league table is now on-line, and you can see ‘successes’ and…

Natural England Research Round-up

This is a recent round up by Natural England of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration…

The stories we tell ourselves

Today’s blog is the latest in a series from Richard Jurin who, before his retirement, ran the Environmental Studies programme at the University of Northern Colorado, launching a degree in Sustainability Studies.  His academic interests are environmental worldviews and understanding barriers to sustainability.  As ever, with our blogs, Richard’s views are not necessarily shared by…

December 13th 2021

Leadership from our President – Click here to read what NAEE’s President, Prof Justin Dillon, has to say about the DfE’s draft climate education strategy.  This has been developed from an input he gave at NAEE’s AGM in November in response to the question: after 50 years of environmental education, what now?  His response critiques the strategy and suggests ways in…

EE and the DfE draft strategy on Sustainability and Climate Change: 5 Proposals for Action

After 50 Years of environmental education, what now? was the title of an address to the 2021 NAEE AGM by Prof. Justin Dillon, President of NAEE. What follows is Justin’s write up of his talk incorporating a critique of the DfE’s recently-published draft strategy document into his input. Justin suggests a practical and positive way…