Monday Round up – October 2 to 6

1. The Natural History Museum in London has published its autumn programme of events and activities.  It’s here. The museum says: See award-winning nature photography, learn about some of the world’s most venomous creatures and dive into the evolutionary history of the whale. Exhibitions are open until 22.00 on the last Friday of October and November.…

National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Poetry day – 28th September – here’s something international from Du Fu (712 – 770) who was a Tang Dynasty poet.  He is writing here about the very wet autumn of 754 CE in what is now the Chinese megacity of Xi’an. Lamenting Autumn Rains Blustrous winds, unending rains, autumn of chaos.…

Our native wild cat

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, and you can read it here.  It includes this on the British wildcat: There is only one native wild cat in Britain (for now! – see below) and work is ongoing in Scotland to ensure its survival. Read about one volunteer’s Wonderful Wildcat Experience.  James Walker writes…

Two articles from Green Teacher

Here are two freely available articles from Canada’s Green Teacher magazine. Green Commuting Challenge by Duke Davidson – How a suburban middle school radically increased the number of students walking and reduced car traffic to the school Introducing Students to Landscape Architecture by Karen Grajales – Classroom activities spotlight a creative career choice that helps the environment And these…

Monday Round up – September 25 to 29

1. The London Natural History Museum says: “Inspire your class this autumn at our latest exhibition Whales: Beneath the Surface.  Your students will discover the evolutionary story of these mammals, through viewing over 100 specimens including the Thames Whale to hunting for prey in an interactive echolocation game.  The exhibition is perfect for KS2 and KS3. Pre-booked school groups…

A Voice for Nature

The latest issue of the IUCN regional newsletter ‘A Voice for Nature’ can be seen here. This is prepared by the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (IUCN ECARO), and sets out to be a credible source of information and news on nature conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the region. It…

Re-live the great 1860 debate

The Natural History Museum is inviting teachers to introduce their students to the great debate of 1860 on Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. The Museum says: “The characters and events of this landmark debate will be brought to life by an experienced Science Educator and the inspiring specimens and displays of our newly redeveloped…