Health and Wellbeing from Natural Places

The Health and Wellbeing from Natural Places for Schools and Community event will take pace on Friday 23 June at the University of Plymouth. This will combine research and practice to help schools and community organisations deliver health and wellbeing outcomes in natural environments using evidence-based practice. There will be two parallel session strands that feature research from school and community contexts…

New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, together with The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit, have announced the launch of the $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize. The Prize which is funded by Wendy Schmidt as Lead Philanthropic Partner of the New Plastics Economy Initiative, calls for innovators, designers, scientist and entrepreneurs to help create packaging that keeps…

A view of Trappist One

The Science Geek blog has a detailed account of the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a small cool star known as Trappist One.  It begins: Trappist-1 and its planets were discovered by a team from the University of Liege in Belgium, using a telescope in Chile called TRAPPIST – the TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope.  The team discovered the…

Promoting Environmental Education in Bangladesh

There will be a Promoting Environmental Education in Bangladesh workshop on 20th July at BCU, Millennium Point, Birmingham (approximate 10:00-4:00 with lunch provided).  This is held in partnership with the Build Bangladesh/ Prokriti O Jibon Foundation (PoJF) The purpose of the workshop is to share background experience and knowledge on establishing environmental education programmes as part of mainstream curriculum,…

A proxy vote for nature

BBOWT says give nature a vote in the General Election The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) believes that nature’s recovery starts here, where people and wildlife thrive together.  Nature doesn’t have a vote in this General Election, so the Wildlife Trust is speaking up for all local wildlife and the local environment.  It goes…

The water network

The water network is a knowledge sharing platform and business exchange for global water professionals, but there are also features and articles of interest to educators. Just click for blogs, for articles, and for discussions. Recent features include: MIT researchers develop new way to clear pollutants from water Bacteria-Based Technology to Help Recycle Wastewater into Hydrogen for…

More from the Countryside Classroom

BNF is 50! Well-known for BNF Healthy Eating Week, the British Nutrition Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Countryside Classroom partner was established in 1967 to educate the public in nutrition; develop the training and education for those involved in training or educating others; and advance the study of, and research into,…

Serengeti Watch

Click here to read about developments in the Serengeti. The latest feature from Serengeti Watch says: We are either witnessing the demise of Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, or a renaissance that will save it It begins: Massive Challenges Facing the Mara The iconic Masai Mara Reserve is the northern part of the Serengeti ecosystem. The…