June 16 – News Round up

Registration is open for the 47th  NAAEE annual conference in Spokane from 10 to 13 October.  It will focus on the power of education to create positive change for the future. NAAEE says: “EE is a force for building a more civically engaged citizenry. It’s a force for creating a more diverse and inclusive movement.…

Environmental Education Vol 118

The Summer 2018 edition [ Vol 118 ] is now available to members c/o the NAEE website.   This has been edited by Henricus Peters and Juliette Green and has a focus on Literacy.  Its contents include: Ecoliteracy – David Whitley Teaching literacy outside – Juliet Robertson Persuasive writing about plastics – Julie Williams Green story competition – Denise Baden The next generation of…

July 9 – News Round up

London’s Natural History Museum says it’s all a flutter about scientists studying the way dragonflies fly in the hope of making small planes more stable and robust.  It adds: “Dragonflies are some of the most mobile insects on the planet. They can control the angle and speed of each of their four wings independently to…

July 2 – News Round-up

The Woodland Trust says nominate your tree of the year.  Nominations are open to any living tree in the UK with a story to tell and any individual, group or organisation can nominate a tree until 9 am on 6 August.  Winning trees from previous years are excluded.   The UN has published Ocean Literacy for all.…

Global Learning Research update

The GLP has compiled research and evaluation studies on global learning in schools in England. You can access it here. Recent output includes GLP Research Papers Vikki Pendry (2018) Using global data in primary mathematics Helen Lawson (2018) Primary pupils’ attitudes towards and understandings of poverty Hilary L. Alcock and Linda Ramirez Barker (2016) Can global learning raise standards within…

June 25 News Round up

The latest edition of the NAEE journal ‘Environmental Education‘ has just been published, including articles on story and literacy.  It’s distribution is currently restricted to members, but the contents are set out here.   Findlay Wilde is a young conservationist who is fascinated by all wildlife, but especially birds.  He wants to do everything he can to protect…

More from Natural England

Here’s more from a round up 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…

June 18 News Round up

NAAEE‘s 15th Annual Research Symposium takes place in Spokane from October 9 to October 10, 2018.  Its co-Chairs write: NAAEE’s annual Research Symposium brings together new and experienced researchers from around the globe to explore the current state and future directions of environmental education research and advance the use of practices proven to be effective. The…

June 11 News Round up

The Framing Nature toolkit is a practical guide to the use of words to create appropriate messages about the natural world.  It supports the Common Cause for Nature report that offers help to conservation organisations on how to ensure their work strengthens the values that motivate people to protect and enjoy nature.   MEEN is hosting the Save Our Soils Intergenerational Conference on…