Celebrating Women Environmentalists

To mark International Women’s Day (March 8th) we are drawing on the BBC’s Green Originals series.  These are 15 brief (15 minute) programmes that are well researched and full of detail.  They have a global reach and feature a mix of scientists, activists and communicators. Seven of these are women: Rachel Carson, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Petra Kelly, Wangari Maathai,…

March 7th 2022

A Diary Date – NAEE is writing a Manifesto for young people’s learning and the environment.  Its purpose is to build on existing work in schools and colleges and further stimulate change in thinking and practice, so that young people can be even better prepared to meet the social and environmental challenges they will face through their…

More News from Natural England

Here’s more c/o Natural England by way 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 in research…

Sustainable Model Roles

A recent news round up gave details of a video competition run by Denise Baden at Southampton University and we have noted other initiatives in the recent past such as our review of Resurrection Trust. Denise had a piece in The Conversation last week which argues that the missing ingredient to fight the climate crisis…

Hollow is a Home

Henricus Peters reviews Hollow is a Home by Abbie Mitchell, illustrated by Astred Hicks. Take a peek into the world of tree hollows and the Australian animals that call them home. Trees are praised for many things, and rightly so: provider of nesting site for birds; perching place for beautiful flowers; the roots strengthen and structure the…

February 28th 2022

TEESNET 2022 – An early bird notification that the popular TEESNet conference will be on September 28th this year at Liverpool Hope University’s Hope Park Campus.  Its focus is Re-Imagining Teacher Education: Transforming Learning for a Just and Sustainable World.  The deadline for proposals is May 23rd.  There are more details and registration forms here. . Linking to Nature – The 64 organisations within Wildlife and Countryside…

Green Schools Project responds to the DfE

Today’s post comes from NAEE Fellow, Henry Greenwood, Director of the Green Schools project. It is the Project’s response (with recommendations) to the Department for Education’s draft Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy. As ever with our blogs, the views expressed are not necessarily those of the Association.. At Green Schools Project, we welcome the Department for…

Animals make us human

Henricus Peters reviews Animals Make us Human by Leah Kaminsky & Meg Keneally Do you know what Sir David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, the Dalai Lama and Beyoncé all have in common? (The answer is at the end of this review!)  This delightful and important book was born out of devastating circumstances. First the Australian bushfires of 2019–20, as the country’s…

February 21st 2022

AQA Revision Notes – Following DfE/OfQual guidance, the AQA exam board has told schools taking its papers that the following aspects of their GCSE Combined Science Synergy Science qualification will not be examined this summer: Development of the Earth’s Atmosphere The Carbon Cycle The Greenhouse Effect Human Impacts on Climate Climate Change: impacts and mitigation Pollutants that affect air…

The Latest News from Natural England

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…