FEN Forest Education Network news

Click here to read the latest Forest Education News (FEN).  FEN is the successor body to the Forest Education Initiative (FEI) in England and it seeks to engage more young people in forest and woodland environments by supporting delivery of education in forest and woodland settings, networking and sharing good practice, and facilitating communication between the sectors…

European nature laws not to be revised

Here’s a blog from The Wildlife Trusts about good news for wildlife. It begins: “Today the European Commission agreed not to ‘open’ up the Birds and Habitats Directives (the ‘Nature Directives’) – these are key European wildlife protection laws which had been the subject of a review into their effectiveness.  Opening up these laws to further…

NAAEE Conference 2017

NAAEE’s 2017 conference is taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 18th to 21st October. Here’s a link with more details, and this is what NAAEE says: What is our vision for the field?  How can we best build on the past 40+ years to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and effective field?  How…

Solutions for the planet

Click here to read the latest from Solutions for the Planet which is a social enterprise, working with businesses, schools and communities to promote education for sustainable development, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers for young people. It is committed to: Innovative, sustainable and entrepreneurial solutions to environmental and societal problems, led by young people Inspiring…

Big Garden Birdwatch

Here’s a recent RSPB blog (by Kevin Middleton) about the forthcoming Big Garden Birdwatch. It begins: “Before this weekend I rarely spent a prolonged period of time watching the birds in our garden. It was a revelation to see who visited and I am now ‘hooked’!”  We get messages like this from thousands of people every year…

Green Light SouthWest

Green Light SouthWest is hosting an ESD Teachmeet on March 2nd from 1630 to 1830 at the University of Bristol University.  The meet is open to teachers  and educators of all phases and the emphasis will be on sharing ideas, good practice, and pedagogy from across the region. Speakers  and topics include: Professor Justin Dillon – ESD Current context for…

Magic Breakfast

The Magic Breakfast project provided 106 schools with support and resources to offer a free, universal, before-school breakfast club, including to all Year 2 and Year 6 pupils.  The aim of the project was to improve attainment outcomes by increasing the number of children who ate a healthy breakfast.  The schools in the project were…

UKSSD annual conference

The focus of this year’s UKSSD conference (28th Feb & 1st March) is how to translate the ambition of the 17 SD Goals (and 169 targets) into transformative action for the UK. UKSSD supports organisations who are working to advance sustainable development in the UK. Its focus and strategy is informed by the expertise of its partners.  It…

Education for Responsible Entrepreneurship

ERE is another acronym to keep up to date with.  It stands for Education for Responsible Entrepreneurship which is “an alternative approach to enterprise education”.  “These troubled economic times mean that we need enterprising people now more than ever. Fresh thinkers who spot opportunities, apply their entrepreneurial talents and overcome the obstacles to make their ideas…