An update from Natural England

Natural England has published its latest round up of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research,…

Monday Round up – December 18 to 29

1. NAEE brings you news from the other end of the earth.  If you click here, you’ll see a range of publications from Education Outdoors New Zealand.  EONZ has a commitment to fostering and advocating for quality outdoor learning experiences which can educate for a sustainable future.  Its mission is to increase participation in quality outdoor learning experiences, and…

A Big Green Dream in schools

The ScottishPower Green Energy Trust is inviting pupils from year S1 and S2 in Scotland or Year 7 and Year 8 in England and Wales to use their creativity to tell them about their school’s Big Green Dream.  From putting renewable energy to good use or introducing eco-initiatives, the Big Green Dream could help make schools more…

It’s so cool being an Eco-School!

Today’s Guest Blog comes from Karen Davies, Partnerships Co-ordinator at Stafford Borough Council. Stafford Borough Eco-Schools Network continues to thrive!  The last meeting of the Summer term was held at Weston Road Academy in its refurbished ‘eco-classroom’.  Guest speaker, Prof Tausz from Birmingham University, spoke about ‘Norbury’s Unique Forest Experiment’ a world leading research project looking at the…

Community Environmental Education

LEEF says Come and chat urban about environmental education over a cup of tea.  Our first reading group on ‘Sense of Place’ was held in November and it turned out to be an interesting and thought-provoking discussion.  This is a brilliant opportunity to reflect and explore how big ideas about Environmental Education connect to hands-on practice…

Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education

Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education – Remaking Education for the Future is a new book.  The publisher says that it: “provides a critique of over two decades of sustained effort to infuse educational systems with education for sustainable development.  Taking to heart the idea that deconstruction is a prelude to reconstruction, this critique leads to discussions about how…

STEM workshops on the green economy

Groundwork London is currently offering schools STEM workshops Linked to the Key Stage 3 Science and Geography Curriculum on the topic of the Green Economy.  The programme, ‘Welcome to the Green Economy‘  – funded by Our Bright Future, will engage 700 young people across 70 secondary schools in London and show them how to undertake environmental audits…

Sustainability Science: key issues

Routledge says that its new book, Sustainability Science: Key Issues, … “is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduates, postgraduates, and participants in executive trainings from any disciplinary background studying the theory and practice of sustainability science.  Each chapter takes a critical and reflective stance on a key issue or method of sustainability science.  Contributing authors offer perspectives…