Slimbridge activities

Slimbridge has announced a range of activities for children (and adults): Home Educators Summer   Thu 20 July 2017  View event details Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers  22 Jul 2017 – 3 Sep 2017  View event details Summer Movie Competition  22 Jul 2017 – 5 Sep 2017  View event details Bird Watch Morning  Sun 23 July 2017  View event details For the…

Wild Family Day Out

Circle of Life Rediscovery says: Does your school have an inset day on July 20th?   If so join a Family WILD DAY OUT!  Switch off your phones and bring your children to the forest to discover and explore a whole new WILD world!  You will learn about nature while having fun discovering the treasures of…

Bak in the lift agane – a cautionary tale

Today’s post is from Ben Balin, the chair of the West Midlands Sustainable Schools Network [@wmsussch ]. Somewhere among the chatter of these volatile past few weeks, I have started to pick out a familiar refrain that had been silent for some time.  It is twitching its nervous little nose like a hedgehog cautiously re-emerging from…

WorldWise Week

Thanks to the GA for alerting us to WorldWise Week (WWW), formerly known as Geography Awareness Week.  This provides teaching resources with activities for students at all key stages and abilities linked to the current theme.  The resources are for use either during the designated WWW (during the last week of June) or at any other…

CJS Focus

We regularly feature the work of the Countryside Jobs Service, although we don’t always explore the full range of what its website has to offer.  Today’s blog looks at the CJS library of feature articles previously published in CJS Focus.  These are articles written for CJS by a range of organisations and charities.  There is information…

Monday Round up – July 10th

1. Tony Juniper,  environmentalist, President of the Wildlife Trusts, author, advisor to business and governments, Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to conservation.  Tony’s latest book, the Ladybird Guide to Climate Change, is co-authored with the Prince of Wales and Dr Emily Shuckburgh, was published in…

The Global Footprint Network

The Global Footprint Network has launched a city pledge to #movethedate of Earth Overshoot Day.  The city pledge is the fourth to be  unveiled for Earth Overshoot Day.  This marks the date we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. Earth Overshoot falls on August 2 this year. The…

The fate of Voyagers 1 and 2

The latest feature from the Science Geek looks at the exploration of the solar system and what we have learned.  It begins: Nearly 40 years ago, on 20 August 1977, the Voyager 2 space probe was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission to study the Solar System’s four outermost planets.  It was followed…

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…