Global Learning Resources

Thanks to Think Global for pointing us towards these: Year of the Rooster Education Pack for primary schools The British Council has produced a new Chinese New Year education pack around the Year of the Rooster and is sending it out to all primary schools. The pack has ideas for assemblies, lessons and activities to…

Jeff Ollerton’s Biodiversity Blog

Today’s blog is a link to Jeff Ollerton’s Biodiversity Blog which does what it says.  Jeff’s post is a seasonal one about holly and mistletoe.  It begins: “Each year I’ve always added at least one Christmas-themed biodiversity post to the blog, for example: Thank the insects for Christmas, A Christmas vignette, and Six Kingdoms for Christmas.  That’s partly because I really like…

Browse the NHBS Backlist

The NHBS Backlist Bargain sale runs until the March 2017.  You can, it says: “save up to 60% on nearly 2,000 field guides, monographs, scientific textbooks and more, covering a broad range of topics in ornithology, entomology, mammalian biology, zoology, evolution, ecology, and botany.” NHBS started life as the Natural History Book Service in London…

Feminism and the Environment

The Women’s Environment Network [WEN]  is launching a new series of events and seminars in 2017.  The WEN FORUM, a quarterly symposium, will feature key note speakers discussing topics of the moment. These collaborative sessions will be inspiring, topical and, they say: “sometimes controversial!”.  Their first subject is: What Feminism got to do with the…

Maggots against Waste

Here’s a story from the USA about an entrepreneur using fly larvae to deal with huge amounts of food waste.  It begins: “Americans waste a staggering amount of food.  Instead of letting it rot and wreck the environment, some entrepreneurs want to put it to work feeding insects, and see the potential to revolutionize how…

Congratulations to Nicole Ardoin

NAAEE – the North American Association for Environmental Education  – has recognised Nicole Ardoin, associate professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, with one of its highest honors for her outstanding contributions to research.  Stanford’s website says: “Nicole’s research emphasizes the importance of learning experiences that are social, place-based, immersive, connected to the natural world…

The Festival of Nature 2017

The Festival of Nature says it’s the UK’s largest free, public celebration of the natural world and one of the only major tourist events to span Bristol and Bath, providing a dedicated education programme.  Exhibiting options range from major Festival marquees for larger organisations to host interactive activities, to table-top stands for local groups seeking to…