September 10 – News Round up

As we noted last week, although the ENSI secretariat has now closed, its website archive is still available.  Syd Smith, former ENSI representative from Australia writes that a considerable legacy is left in place … What made ENSI unique over its 32 years of operation was its “emphasis on the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development across the…

September 3 – News Round up

Think Global announced the winner of the 2018 Global Educator of the Year Award – Samantha Olubodun who is a primary school teacher and a Specialist Leader in education, at Meadow County Primary School, Cheshire.  She works within her school and County to help pupils and teachers to better understand the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s),…

August 28th – News Round up

NAAEE has announce the 2018 EE 30 Under 30 awardees who work across five continents and “are champions of energy, water, climate resilience, the Arctic, environmental health issues, and more.  Through a wide variety of approaches including journalism, music, and gardening, they are working to create change in their communities and on the global stage.”…

A foretaste of TEESNet 2018

Here are some of the papers being presented at the September TEESNet conference.  We notice that a focus on the SDGs is outweighing that on ESD which is to be expected and a welcome sign.  A focus on GC/GL persists, however, with little discernible interest in EE even though the Goals do require a focus on…

August 20 – News round up

NAAEE says that Wild Pedagogies: Touchstones for Re-Negotiating Education and the Environment in the Anthropocene Examines the concept of wild pedagogies as the geological epoch shifts to the Anthropocene Analyses the potential of wild pedagogy for the present and future Proposes six touchstones that can help educators and practitioners incorporate wild pedagogies into learning . The…

UK museum collections and nature conservation

Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at Manchester Museum (part of the University of Manchester) is undertaking a study, funded by the British Ecological Society, that aims to help strengthen and develop UK natural sciences collections as a research-useful infrastructure in support of nature conservation and ecological research.  The methodology draws on Prof Bill…

More from Natural England

Here’s a further set of 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 practice in these areas: The…

August 6 – News round up

The Social Farms & Gardens website contains a wide range of resources including the Get Your Hands Dirty pack.  An autumn campaign is planned to help raise awareness of the need for land-based qualifications.  If you are not yet a member of Social Farms & Gardens (and within that the School Farms Network) you can click here and join – it is…