January LEEF Update

Here are a few events being organised by LEEF in the coming weeks   Surrey Docks City Farm Child Protection Training for City Farms 10am-4pm, 23rd January 2017 The seminar is aimed at farmers and outdoor educators who work with children & young people. Safeguarding and child protection should be an important consideration when undertaking any…

Gardenercorner.com

Today’s featured blog is Gardenercorner.com which you will find here. Recent posts include: Assessing Your Garden Soil: Providing an Optimum Chance for Good Plant Growth December 30, 2016 Backyard Herbs that Stretch Your Budget, Look Great, and Smell Wonderful December 19, 2016 A Super Guide for Beginning Gardeners: How to love getting your hands dirty,…

Nations fail miserably on conservation

This was part of a New Scientist headline last month.  The article by Andy Coghlan begins: Almost everyone is bottom of the class. That’s the best that can be said for countries that signed up to an ambitious plan in 2010 to save the world’s dwindling biodiversity.  The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 set internationally agreed conservation targets known…

Bristol gets the GREEN LIGHT

On Thursday 2nd March the South West learning for sustainability coalition is holding its 2017 AGM (1500 to 1600) followed by GREEN LIGHT – Bristol a ‘teachmeet’ exploring sustainability in schools and its impact on learning (1640 to 1800). This will be an opportunity to share and gain ideas with teachers and other learning professionals in the Bristol, Bath and the wider South…

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…