Forest Education Network Conference

FSC Bishops Wood is hosting the National Forest Education Network Conference this year on March 23rd. Join them in Worcestershire for an update on the ‘state’ of our woodlands and learn about the latest regarding tree disease, management planning for educational users of woodland, tree planting and care in changing times and identification and all those apps!…

Natural History Museum update

Click here to see what happening at the Natural History Museum.  The museum says: “Find workshops, science shows and self-led activities for students of all ages.  All our activities are developed by professional science educators and support the national curriculum.  To check availability, call the school bookings team on +44 (0)207 942 5555. Choose activities by…

Greening the grid

Here’s a link to an ESRC report on greening the electricity grid.  This begins: “While a future where renewable energy prevails is a dream for many, today the UK is still heavily reliant on older power generation technology such as coal, gas and nuclear. What steps are necessary to make the renewable energy future a…

EE News from North America

Here’s a link to what NAAEE is saying.  Details include: Webinar: Learning to Live with Climate Change: What Educators Need to Know January 24 at 3:00 PM ET Kick off our monthly webinar series in 2017 with Shaun Martin, the Senior Director for Climate Change Adaptation at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Register now and we…

Animal Behaviour

Why do birds have regional accents?   Can horses learn mathematics?   What do animals without eyes see?   How do salmon return to their spawning grounds?   How does the Syrian desert hamster know where its burrow is, after hours of foraging in the pitch black desert night? Ethology – the study of animal…

Geography gives you options

So says the GA which adds: “These attractive A5 leaflets, updated for the new GCSE and A level qualifications in 2016, explain what geography has to offer students, just the thing for options time or GCSE/A level open evenings! Each pack contains 60 leaflets.  The front of the leaflet lists a comprehensive range of different…

Richard Louv writes …

ON THE RIVER: The Restorative Power of Nature in Difficult Times This essay was published last year, but in these weeks it may be timely again. Have a great holiday. On the banks of Owens River, my younger son, Matthew, then 23, and I were trying to cure our nature-deficit disorder.  That day, we staggered across the…