Natural England Update

Here are some reports from Natural England’s latest round-up. The impact of greenery on physical activity and mental health of adolescent and adult residents of deprived neighborhoods: a longitudinal study Jessica S. Gubbels et al. Health & Place, Volume 40 The aim of the study is to assess the impact of perceived and objective changes…

Some LoTC Discounts

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) has been working closely with LOtC Quality Badge holders and partners to improve and expand the range of discounts on LOtC visits, activities and resources which we offer members of CLOtC.  Here are the latest offers.  These include: 4th Dimension Ltd Concept Training Craggan Outdoors Creepy Valley Adventure Centre Field Studies…

Jellicoe 2016

Jellicoe 2016: From Capability Brown to the Incredible Edible Network – new ways of engaging communities with landscape is the title of a lecture which honours Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900 – 1996) who was an architect, town planner, landscape architect, garden designer, lecturer and author.  In 1929 he was a founding member of the Landscape Institute and…

Global Learning – Lenses on the world

The printed report from Tide~ Global Learning of its EU-funded project, Young People on the Global Stage is now available.  This work was carried out with partners in Spain, Kenya and the Gambia. If you would like to receive a complimentary copy of the report: Global Learning – Lenses on the world, please contact Elizabeth Matka [ elizabeth@tidec.org ] by Wednesday,…

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…