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…

New titles from Polity Press

Policy Press has recently published a number of new titles in environmental and urban studies.  These include: Mapping environmental sustainability: Reflecting on systemic practices for participatory research Edited by Sue Oreszczyn and Andy Lane  –  Hardback £75.00 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3157-5; epub £26.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3531-3; Amazon Kindle £26.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3532-0; epdf ISBN: 978-1-4473-3158-2  –  Explains the development of visual mapping…

Monday Round up – December 4 to 8

1. NAAEE says that EUGENE is an easy-to-use tool to help “evaluate knowledge gain as a result of your program”.  It’s here.  EUGENE stands for Ecological Understanding as a Guideline for Evaluation of Nonformal Education.  The website is devoted to the work of Eugene Odum who thought that “if an individual understood the principles of ecology, he or she would…

Developing the Heliocentric model

The latest blogs from the Science Geek have been about our developing understanding of the Earth’s position in the cosmos in relation to other bodies and systems. The first, Geocentric Cosmology, was about the basis of the geocentric model which placed the Earth at the heart of things.  The second, Copernicus, is about the science that introduced heliocentric theory.  As ever,…

More Wildlife Watch Guest Blogs

Here are 5 more Wildlife Watch Guest Blogs to supplement the ones we published the other day: 6. The benefits of outdoor learning Marina Robb, author of ‘Learning with Nature: A how-to guide to inspiring children through outdoor games and activities’, talks about the benefits of outdoors learning in this beautiful blog post.  Give it a…

The Pollinator Promise

Click here to read about how one school inspired its local community to protect pollinators – there’s a video as well. Earlier this year a group of enterprising and creative Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils from St Alban’s Primary School in Hampshire won the Polli:Nation Project’s ‘Art with a Message’ competition for their ‘Pollinator Promise’…

Guest Blogs on Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch publishes a lot of Guest Blogs.  These contain “inspirational stories, advice and ‘wild’ ideas from our teenage and young supporters.  They share how they spend their wild time, the conservation issues that they are passionate about and tonnes of ways that you can get in touch with nature.” Here are some recent examples: 1. The…