Earth Day 2017

This year, Earth Day in April 22th. Earth Day has a long history.  It began in the USA in 1970, but is now an international phenomenon and you will find the Earth Day Network’s mission here.  This begins: “Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilise it as…

Food for Life policy round up

The Soil Association’s Food for Life initiative has published a policy update.  It’s here. We noted these: Food Research Collaboration submission to inquiry into Brexit, food and farming This paper, drawn up by the Food Research Collaboration, was submitted as evidence to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee inquiry into the implications…

The future of the CREST Awards

The British Science Association is seeking teacher feedback to help shape the future of the CREST Awards, and engage more young people and schools in the Awards.  It’s asking for the opinions of UK Primary and Secondary school staff (both those who have run CREST before, and those that have not). If you complete the survey before…

The latest countryside jobs

Here’s a link to the latest jobs c/o the CJS.  The jobs advertised include: Senior Ecologist, JFA Ltd (South East England, Part or full time, allowing for home flexible working) Ranger, Severn Trent (Carsington, Derbyshire, Draycote, Warwickshire & Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, 12 month placements) Estate Worker / Landscape Gardener, Hestercombe Gardens Trust (Taunton, Somerset) Seasonal…

Forest Research update

You can read some of the latest news from Forest Research here: The role of trees and woodland in reducing flood risk in Cumbria New project looks at changes in woodland soil and biodiversity over time SAPPHIRE project uses satellite data to evaluate tree health Putting the kettle on – all in the name of science…

10th annual TEESNet Conference

The 2017 conference will address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, by exploring questions about SDG 4.7 and the role and contribution of education in promoting sustainable development. For more information click here. TEESNet says that this will build on the success of recent conferences which have explored the role of Education for Sustainable Development and Global…

Long Eaton’s annual Eco Day

Today’s blog comes from Lynn Reeve, Long Eaton School’s Eco-School Coordinator Every year we try and think of new, engaging activities for the students.  Some of the highlights this year have been the Pestaurant and the mini farm.  We love hosting this event and are so pleased that not only do we have local primary schools visiting…

Membership of CLOtC

CLOtC says that there has never been a better time to take up membership of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom: “If you join us now your membership will not be due for renewal until April 2018.  Once you have completed your application you will have access to a package of benefits to help…