July 5th 2021

A July 7th Deadline for COP26 Activity – Global Action Plan / Transform Our World is sharing a set of slides (here) about its Pupil Poster Roadshow and opportunities at COP26 (inside the Green Zone) for secondary students. Anyone interested should complete this form. . A July 8th Deadline for that Big Conversation – A reminder…

Natural England Research Update

This is a recent round up by Natural England of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration…

The Long Spring

Chair of NAEE Trustees, William Scott, reviews The Long Spring: tracking the arrival of Spring through Europe.  Author: Laurence Rose; Illustrator: Richard Alen. On a couple of occasions in the 1990s, when I travelled a lot on the continent for research meetings, I had the good fortune to experience Spring from the south of Spain to the…

June 28th 2021

The Ministry of Eco Education – A partnership of teachers, supported by the Green Britain Foundation, has been formed to create ‘the education we need now’. Working with teachers and children, the group has co-created a curriculum which places sustainability at the heart of education. The curriculum brings together the best resources already out there, into one cohesive and…

Young People’s Blogs

Well done to SEEd for promoting the views of young people about climate change and education. Here are two recent examples: Shaping the Future: Why I’m fighting for Sustainability and Climate Education – Olive Coxon talks about her experiences having to teach herself about the climate crisis, joining the youth strikers, and a responsibility to try…

Project Milestones

The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Milestones project is one of 31 Our Bright Future initiatives across the UK. Each one is equipping 11-24 year olds to make a difference in their local community and for the environment. Our Bright Future is a £33 million programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Milestones delivers bespoke nature…

June 21st 2021

Second Reading – The Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill will have its second reading in the House of Lords on July 16th. This aims to “make provision in the national curriculum regarding sustainable citizenship and protection of the environment.” You can track its progress here. At second reading, the member responsible for the Bill…

Lyfta

Lyfta describes itself as an immersive learning platform where teachers can build or curate powerful, interactive and curriculum-aligned lessons that bring learning to life. It sets out to help educators to engage and inspire digitally-native children and young people, foster critical skills and values for navigating our changing world, and broaden horizons by giving children…

June 14th 2021

Peers for the Planet – Lord Knight of Weymouth has introduced an Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill into the House of Lords. This aims to “make provision in the national curriculum regarding sustainable citizenship and protection of the environment.” You can track its progress here. Lord Knight came 6th in the ballot for private…

Natural England Research Update

More from Natural England. Following last week’s post, this is a further round up by Natural England of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for…