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…

Education for sustainable development and global citizenship

Judy Chaussalet, Head of Development at Think Global attended an event hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education [APPG] at the Houses of Parliament, on education for sustainable development and global citizenship.  Click here to read her blog on the event. This begins: “On 21 May at the Houses of Parliament Westminster, six young people representing projects from across…

June 4 News Round up

The Science Geek has all the detail you’re likely to need about next week’s solstice, including maps, charts and pictures (mostly of Stonehenge). Tuesday June 5th was World Environment Day, which the UN promotes.  Click here to see what’s happening.  This year, we’re invited to beat plastic pollution.  The UN has a new strap line: “If…

Mini beast Magic

Children love minibeasts – and so do I! As an envi-ronmental education teacher, I spend a lot of time rummaging around in leaf litter, lifting up old logs and sweeping about in ponds. While pond dipping is not cov-ered in this book, there are loads of ideas for attracting, catching and observing land inverte-brates. It…

The latest from Natural England

Here’s the latest 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…

May 29 News Round up

The Bristol Natural History Consortium’s 2018 Festival of Nature in Bristol and Bath starts on June 2nd with a week-long programme of activity sandwiched between free family festival events at Bath’s Green Park station.  The full festival programme is here.  While you’re browsing, why not look at the Bioblitz and Communicate programmes as well   Bristol-based Arkive is 15 years old…

Born Outdoors

The Outdoor Council is to launch ‘Born Outdoors’ – a new campaign to pull together the adventure learning and outdoor sector with a focus on building outdoor learning programmes around every child.  The campaign’s aims are to; “ensure that the 750,000 four-year olds entering reception classes in September 2022 will be guaranteed high quality outdoor learning…

The NUS campaign on Plastics

Here’s an update from the NUS on its campaigns around plastics: Over 40 students’ unions (SUs) have got rid of plastic straws through The Last Straw That has also led to Trinity Saint David’s SU becoming our first plastic-free bar! Reading SU has passed policy to apply a plastic tax on straws, which has delivered…

May 21 News round up

Walk to School week starts today.  Every year Living Streets puts together a fun themed challenge to take on while walking to and from school.  In 2017 400,000 children and their families joined the challenge and got a taste of the many benefits the simple act of walking can bring.   Countryside Classroom says you can follow…

The latest from Natural England

Here’s the latest 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…

ASE Best practice guides

NAEE’s two recent curriculum guides can now both be found in the ASE’s best practice advice to schools.  Getting access to them is tricky as ASE has made it complicated.  It’s best just to click on this: best practice environment & sustainability. This is how the guide begins: Since the 1970s public awareness of, and concern for,…