Brilliant Birds

Brilliant Birds, by Matthew Morgan & Suhel Ahmad, is a beautifully produced sequel to ‘British Wildlife’ by the same publisher.  Stunning illustrations of birds from all over the world feature on colourful themed double page spreads. Birds are grouped according to the kinds of interesting facts which make them memorable to children – by colour:…

A new Ronald Rovers blog

Todays post is from Ronald Rovers and is a cautionary tale about our habit of using resource stocks in our pursuit of the good life at a speed beyond natural replenishment.  This is how it begins: “Suppose you eat a orange from a well known brand like Jaffa from Israel, you might expect there is nothing…

Monday Round Up November 6 to 10

1. NAEE‘s Annual Review for 2016 / 17 has now been published and is available here.  The Review sets out key developments in the year, reflections on the context in which our work is carried out, and commentaries on the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Tbilisi conference when so much was promised.  It contains contributions from Mya-Rose…

Teach Children to be Naturalists

The Parent Co website had a feature last summer by Jackie Semmens who describes herself as “a writer by nature and a mother by nurture”.   Jackie writes about family, nature, and the experience of motherhood at ananchoredhope.com . Her article for Parent Co explores how to handle questions from young children about nature, and about why we…

Global learning and sustainability

The Global Learning Programme website says: We’ve collated a selection of resources and CPD to support your teaching around environmental issues and sustainability.  The theme for World Environment Day 2017, ‘Connecting People to Nature’, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect…

Children’s engagement with nature

Today’s featured blog is by Nadia von Benzon, a Lecturer in Human Geography at Lancaster University.  In this, she discusses her research into children’s engagement with nature, particularly the experiences of disabled children, and the use of nature for children’s health and wellbeing.  You’ll find this (and other blogs) on the Tree Charter website. The post begins:…

Act Now for EE

You may well have come across Act now for EE.  This is an initiative of the Global Environmental Education Partnership [GEEP **] which NAEE involved in. At the heart of Act Now … is a draft call for action with an invitation to help shape a global action plan for environmental education by providing feedback on the draft call.  Perhaps all those with an…