Acorn Ecology courses

 Acorn Ecology has some eco-training news.  Click here for a list of ecology courses that include: Badger Ecology and Surveying—Guildford Friday 17th March Otter Ecology and Surveying – Exeter Monday 20th March Phase 1 Habitat Survey – Guildford Wednesday 19th April Bat Ecology and Surveying—Exeter Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th April Bat Sound Analysis Using Analook—Exeter…

The Science Geek on GPS

Click here for the latest from the Science Geek who has a recent feature on GPS.  This begins: “The Global Positioning System, better known as GPS, has come to affect countless aspects of our daily lives, from directing our holiday aeroplanes to enabling us to drive round an unfamiliar city without any map other than…

The latest research update from NAAEE

You can read the latest research bulletin from the North American Association for Environmental Education [NAAEE] here. It covers the period from January to June 2015 and offers digests of research under these headings: behaviour / evaluation / teaching methods / sense of place / professional development.  ChangeScale has worked with NAAEE and Stanford University to create this…

Australian Geographic

Here’s a link to Australian Geographic and its story of harmony between indigenous people and wildlife.  The story begins: “AUSTRALIA WAS ONCE home to giant reptiles, marsupials and birds (and some not so giant), but the extinction of this megafauna has been the subject of a debate that has persisted since the 19th century.  Despite…

Environmental Education Major Works

Routledge has announce the publication of: Environmental Education, a major works collection in the Critical Concepts in the Environment series.  Its editors are Alan Reid and NAEE President, Justin Dillon.  Routledge says: “Addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this rapidly growing subject and its multidisciplinary corpus of scholarly literature, ‘Environmental Education’…

The Migratory Bird Treaty

It’s time to mark the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (on behalf go the Canadians) for the Protection of Migratory Birds – called the Migratory Bird Treaty – that was signed on Aug. 16, 1916.  This Treaty, and three others that followed, form the cornerstones of efforts to conserve birds that…

Is all this at risk?

This is a link to the NAAEE website, our sibling organisation in North America (covering the USA, Mexico and Canada).  It has strong links with the US EPA: the Environmental Protection Agency.  Some of these connections are financial; others are less tangible, but just as significant.  It’s a relationship that we in the UK have had…

Green News Quiz 2016

The Guardian says, take the green news quiz.  Here are the first two questions: 1– In February, a consortium of businesses and environmental groups, including Kimberly Clark and Canada’s Globe and Mail, won a 16-year fight to restrict logging in which rainforest? Great Bear, British Columbia  Tongass National Forest, Alaska  Hoh Rainforest, Washington  Mount Hood,…