The Nature Connection Index

Natural England has published the latest Nature Connection Index (NCI) report as well as the most recent Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) report on visit frequency and environmental attitudes.  You can read these here: Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment Survey: developing a method to measure nature connection across the English population (adults and…

Weekend viewing – NAEE’s website

We were pleased to see that Environmental Education Research, the leading academic journal in our field, featured the NAEE website as weekend viewing last week.  This is how they introduced us: The United Kingdom’s National Association for Environmental Education curates a website with a blog, weblinks and a webwatch, ideas for curriculum, fellowships, links to…

Research update from Natural England – Part 2

Here is the second part of Natural England’s recent round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between…

Monday Round up – July 3rd

1. The Business Connect website has a feature by John Hawthorne on 50 Heartbreaking Facts and Stats About The Global Water Crisis.  It sets out a range of information (with sources) about the inequitable access to potable water across the planet.  It begins: 1,800 child deaths every day are linked to water, sanitation and hygiene 2,000 children…

The state of the oceans

A recent Economist has a special feature on the Earth’s oceans.  It begins, EARTH is poorly named. The ocean covers almost three-quarters of the planet. It is divided into five basins: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arctic and the Southern oceans. Were all the planet’s water placed over the United States, it would form…

LOtC Mark deadline

The deadline for applying for the national LOtC Mark is July 7th. The LOtC Mark is the a national accreditation for schools, nurseries and other educational establishments which recognises and supports the development of learning outside the classroom (LOtC) across all subject areas. If you haven’t registered your interest in applying, or you need advice and support on completing your…

The contribution of fieldwork

Today’s blog comes from Dr Melissa Glackin, an NAEE Fellow who works at King’s College London.  Melissa is commenting from the perspective of science education on Alan Kinder’s recent NAEE blog. The contribution of fieldwork It was great to read Alan Kinder’s blog for NAEE earlier this month: The contribution of fieldwork to geography education.…

The Centre for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity has a wide range of (mostly US-based) features on biodiversity issues.  Some of it makes gloomy reading. Here are couple of recent features: That Wall Study: Trump’s Border Wall Threatens 93 Endangered Species.  If Trump’s border wall is built, it’s going to put 93 endangered species in harm’s way, from jaguars to ocelots to…

Research update from Natural England – Part 1

Here is the first part of Natural England’s recent round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links…