National Sustainable Schools Conference 2017 – a call for participants

SEEd is inviting organisations and individuals with a focus on sustainability to host “innovative and inspiring” workshops at this conference on November 13th. It is also inviting organisations and individuals to host stalls in the Share Fair.   It says that around 200 educators, young people (7 – 21 years old), NGOs and businesses from across the country will…

Nothing exists in isolation

A Web of Life blog on our interconnectivity by William Graham begins like this: Nothing exists solely on its own. From the most minuscule atomic particle to the grandest galaxies, the past, the present, and the future of every animate and inanimate being in our universe, including human beings, is defined by its interconnection to everything…

Monday Round up – August 21 to 25

1. London National Park City – a consultation.  In this you can indicate how you might help to shape or benefit from the future programme of activities for London National Park City. You can respond as an individual or on behalf of a group or organisation. The consultation closes 15th September. 2. Bee-eaters are very rare breeders in the UK, but…

More Jon Cree courses

As we reported a couple of week’s ago, there are more courses from Jon Cree to look forward to.  Here are the details for 2018. 26th January 2018 – Play & The Ludic Cycle How does the outdoors support ‘the ecological and spiritual imagination of the mind’ of the child? This will be a key…

British Wildlife

British Wildlife is an utterly brilliant collation of illustrations sure to prove irresistible to children and adults alike – it has been a constant companion to my three children since its arrival on our doormat for review! The book professes to document the wildlife of the British Isles; its poetic introduction invites the reader to…

Groundwork (London) needs a teacher

Groundwork London delivers a range of education projects in both primary and secondary schools.  It is looking to recruit one or more sessional teachers to deliver environmental workshops to pupils in either Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3, applications will be welcomed from people with primary and/or secondary school experience. Workshops are delivered in a…

What’s your footprint?

Conservation International is giving you the chance to calculate and then offset your carbon footprint.  The details are here. It also gives you the chance to miss out the calculation part and just offset your footprint anyway – whatever it is.  All major credit cards are accepted, CI says: “Protecting forests is a critical part of…

Global Educator of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Jane Yates… Global Educator of the Year 2017 Last month, Think Global hosted a special event to celebrate the Global Educator of the Year finalists and presented the Award to the winner, Jane Yates from Armathwaite Primary School in Cumbria.  The Award recognises educators who have gone above and beyond in raising awareness and deepening understanding…