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…

Nairobi National Park at 70

Here’s a link to the Kenyan Wildlife Service where you’ll find links to all the national parks in the country, including the Nairobi NP which celebrated its 70th anniversary late last year.  This is how it describes itself: “The World’s Wildlife Capital”.  A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park.…

CAT at the ASE on January 7th

Thanks to SEEd News for alerting us that The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) will be delivering a hands-on workshop for KS3 and 4 at the ASE Annual Conference, 2017. This will look at renewable and non-renewable energy resources within the context of eco-systems, atmospheric science and the impacts of increased levels of carbon dioxide and…

FACE’s Annual Report

FACE has published its 2016 annual report.  It is championing A better future for children – when children understand where the food they eat comes from and how much work goes into producing it they value it, which means they are less likely to waste it and more likely to invest in healthy options. A better…

Children, screens, the outdoors and health

On Christmas Day, the Guardian published a letter with the heading: Screen-based lifestyle harms children’s health It came from a long list of the respectable and the renown.  You will be impressed by the list of authors. It began: “A decade ago our first multiple-signatory “toxic childhood” press letter described how children’s health and wellbeing…