Communicate 2016: Swapping Spectacles

Communicate is the UK’s environmental communications conference, which is returning to Bristol in 2016.  Those attending will all be asked to “walk a mile in someone else’ shoes and challenge ourselves to look at the world from another perspective.” It’s taking take place at Bristol Zoo Gardens on November 2nd and 3rd.   The organisers say: “We each see…

A Focus on Nature

A Focus on Nature is a network of young conservationists which sets out to inform wider nature conservation debates by offering a new perspective on environmental issues, providing young nature conservationists with access to opportunities, and promoting nature conservation and natural history to young people.  They will be speaking at the forthcoming CLOtC conference on the 24th of November.…

LEEF events this autumn

LEEF has a busy programme of events already confirmed for autumn. Fuller details will appear on www.leef.org.uk/events as they are confirmed but in the meantime, here is a sneak preview.   Tales of the Thames Path training evening, Wednesday 19 October, 5-7.30pm, Lila Huset Professional Centre, 191 Talgarth Rd, London W6 8BJ The Urban Studies…

LOtC Resource Packs

LOtC says that its resource packs are lesson plans for curriculum focused learning outside the classroom. Each pack contains 6 lesson plans, a case study of a project to inspire you, and general tips and information on delivering learning outside the classroom. Each plan lists the equipment needed, suitable venue, and ideas for differentiation, expansion…

How can local empowerment transform communities?

How can local empowerment transform communities? Think Global is running two workshops to bring together NGOs and social economy initiatives – including Locality, Social Enterprise UK and Islamic Relief – to find new ways of empowering communities, creating sustainable livelihoods and sharing best practice. Think Global Programme Manager, Faaria Ahmad said: “The Europe-wide, EC funded…

Environmental Impacts of Education

As part of Anecdotes to Evidence, which is a multi-partner initiative led by North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and Stanford University, a team of researchers is conducting a review of literature that examines directly measured environmental outcomes/indicators associated with the implementation of an education program. The team is currently identifying sources from the grey literature (any…

An update from ENN

Here’s a recent update from the Environmental News Network: Melting ice sheet could expose frozen Cold War-era hazardous waste A Troubling Snag in the Comeback of the California Condor Drought conditions slow the growth of Douglas fir trees across the West Lake Tanganyika fisheries declining from global warming NASA sees Tropical Storm Javier form in…

New Project Dirt activities …

Saturday 17th September Introduction to Photovoltaics – Brighton, East Sussex (9am – 5pm) Get Growing at St Dennis Community Garden – St Austell, Cornwall (10am – 1pm) FoodFest 16 – Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire (10am – 3pm) Plastic Fantastic Workshop #2 – Dartford, Kent (10am – 4pm) Birdwatching Outing to Rye Meads – Hertfordshire (10:30am – 4pm) Growing from your roots – Birmingham…