Learning Away for All

Learning Away consortium member, Louise Edwards, who is chair of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC), will be taking a motion to National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) annual conference this week.  This will urge the NAHT national executive to campaign to protect funding to enable children to have greater access to…

Project Splatter

Project Splatter sets out to create a UK map of wildlife roadkill.  Its aims are to Collates data on UK wildlife roadkill reported by the public using social media Estimate the impact of roads on UK wildlife Determine which species are most observed as roadkill Raise awareness of this conservation issue Ultimately reduce the impact of…

From Banksy to Olafur Eliasson

Arkive has a new Art of Environmental Messaging education resource for 11-16 year olds, in which it explores how artists from around the world use different mediums to express their concerns for the environment and get nature into the forefront of people’s minds.  Arkive says that, from street art to sculpture, art can be used to spread messages about issues such as…

Saplings Forest School opens today

The Saplings Forest School opens today on Salisbury Plain.  This is an outdoor pre-school, on the road to Pewsey in the heart of Wiltshire.  The pre-school, for children aged two to five, has canvas tents, wooden Wendy Houses, a willow dome, an outdoor kitchen, pulley systems and running drinking water and has been set up by two local teachers…

Tomorrow is Earth Day

Earth Day 2017 is tomorrow (22 April), bringing together more than 50,000 organisations in nearly 195 countries in order to “educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide”. The first Earth Day was held back in 1970 and brought together 20 million people in the USA.  It helped to create public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

Lesson plans and case studies on urban environmental education

NAAEE has posted a series of lesson plans and case studies on urban environmental education developed by participants of online professional development courses. EECapacity (2011). 26 Lesson Plans for Urban Environmental Education. EECapacity, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  EECapacity (2012). 22 Lesson Plans for Urban Environmental Education. EECapacity, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. EECapacity (2014). 25 Lesson Plans for…

Protected Planet

Protected Planet is a source of information on protected areas, updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities.  It is managed by the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) with support from IUCN and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). It is a publicly available online platform where you can…

Circular Economy update

Click here for the latest from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the Circular Economy. The Circulate Reading List is a monthly review of issues relevant to the circular economy.  It begins like this: Phones, cars and buildings are just part of the circular economy story.  Find out why the biological cycle holds so much potential with Circulate’s latest…