Pete Cooper Wildlife

Pete Cooper is a 23 year old naturalist who’s been “obsessed with wildlife since childhood and now heading out into a career in wildlife conservation.”  His key specialist areas and interests are in mammal and herptofauna ecology, captive breeding, reintroductions and ecological restoration, and the nature of conservation conflicts.  He’s also a keen nature writer and blogger. His…

September Countryside Classroom

There’s a new newsletter from the Countryside Classroom.  There are features on the merging of LEAF and FACE, the new quarry trail at Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), the Manchester Environmental Education Network (MEEN) project Workshops for Wildlife, the launch of the Canal & River Trust of its own John Muir Schools Award encouraging children to discover, explore, conserve and share…

Natural History Wanderings

Natural History Wanderings is a US blog created by Sandy Steinman to share natural history explorations, especially wildflower travels and photos.   The main emphasis is to share experiences.  Recent posts include: California’s Forests Continue To Die After Years Of Drought  Interior Secretary Proposes Shrinking Four National Monuments  Mt. Rainier Wildflowers 8/24/17 Why Wildlife Corridors Are Important How To Talk…

The World’s Largest Lesson

The next World’s Largest Lesson starts on the 18th September.  Students are asked to consider the impact of their food choices on the SDGs.  New resources from World’s Largest Lesson came out at the end of July and teachers are encouraged to organise lessons between 18th September and World Children’s Day on 20th November. Linking to the World’s Largest Lesson…

Nature’s Web of Life

This is a link to the Nature’s Web of Life blog.  There are posts on: CONSERVATION ISSUES – for example, What Is Our Excuse ??? Conservation Ethics – Guiding A Reluctant Human Race There Is No Reason To Kill Predators Ecological Literacy – The Path To Human Survival ENGAGING NATURE – for example, The Serene, The Pristine,…

More lesson plans from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

A recent Environmental Education Feature was on Redesigning Plastics.  This was one of a series of lesson plans from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation [EMF].  You can find more plans, as well as videos, graphics, articles and case studies in their circular economy resource map. EMF says, browse through and download the resources to get a better sense of how connected everything is.…

Rain Theory and Fact

Recently, Houston’s Cedar Bayou suburb had 52 inches of rain in less that a week, courtesy of Tropical Storm Harvey; a new record for the US mainland.  Meanwhile, a hemisphere away, and much less reported, more than 1,000 people died in this year’s monsoon with almost 700,000 homes destroyed in Bangladesh. As the Times reminded us  (and chemists everywhere…