The Equinox

The latest posting from the Science Geek is about the Equinox and it exposes a number of equinox myths.  It begins like this: There is a commonly held view that March 21 is the spring equinox and that the equinoxes are the two days in the year when all places on the Earth have exactly 12 hours…

Environmental Education Doctoral Studentship

The Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CRESTEM) of the School of Education, Communication and Society, King’s College London, has a full-time doctoral studentship available from September 1, 2017. The PhD studentship will be funded by the Rosalind Driver Scholarship Fund. The Fund was set-up in honour of Professor Driver’s research…

Build Bangladesh

Birmingham City University has been approached by a campaign group called ‘Build Bangladesh’ who are looking to promote environmental education at primary and secondary schools in Bangladesh.  They, in association with the Prokriti O Jibon Foundation (PoJF) have organised a workshop in Australia (University of New South Wales) and are hoping to organise one in…

A different view of the SDGs

This is a link to a Groundswell International blog on how agroecology supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are the primary international framework for galvanizing action toward eliminating poverty in all its forms by 2030. Agroecology incorporates ideas about a more environmentally and socially sensitive approach to agriculture, one that focuses not only on production, but also…

The Alu D&T Challenge

Seventeen students from schools around the UK have been named as winners in the Alu D&T Challenge, a national competition for 11 to 14 year olds organised by the aluminium industry to inspire young designers to create sustainable products using aluminium. The national schools competition, linked to the Design and Technology curriculum, helps teach pupils…

More news from Project Dirt

Project Dirt asks: are you inspired by the weather to get outdoors?  Perhaps to start getting your garden ready for the summer? Seedy Saturday is Transition Deal’s seed and plant swap, taking place at the Landmark Community Garden, where you can donate unwanted seeds and come away with some exciting new ones.  There will also be some…

Case Studies from GEEP

The Global Environmental Education Programme has launched its first 10 case studies.  You will find an introduction here, and this link takes you directly to the Cases which come from across the globe with a mix of countries and regions: GEEP is a partnership between NAAEE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Environmental…

Earth Day 2017

This year, Earth Day in April 22th. Earth Day has a long history.  It began in the USA in 1970, but is now an international phenomenon and you will find the Earth Day Network’s mission here.  This begins: “Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilise it as…