RSPB needs …

RSPB is looking for “an enthusiastic team member with varied experience of managing the delivery of environmental education on multiple nature reserves or similar sites. You will also have experience of successfully delivering projects using volunteers.” S/he will be responsible for ensuring RSPB’s national Schools on Reserves provision is of a high quality that meets…

LEEF Update

Here are details of two LEEF summer activities … Joint LEEF/Bgen/BGCI Networking Day, Thursday 25 August, 10-3pm, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. LEEF’s annual joint networking event with Botanic Gardens Education network and Botanic Gardens and Conservation International will be held at Kew this year.  Activities will include an opportunity to tour behind the scenes of the alpine…

Update on NAEE

NAEE has been given approval from the Charity Commission to become a CIO – a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.  We now have new governance and management arrangements, and a slightly revised charitable object which is to: “provide a public benefit by advancing environmental education within early years settings, primary and secondary schools, and institutions responsible for teacher education within…

Learning at Westonbirt

Learning With Nature has just been awarded the licence to provide learning sessions for the Forestry Commission at Westonbirt Arboretum. As well as pre-school sessions built around favourite story books, and KS1 activities linked to the National Curriculum, they will also offer sessions for SEN children and self-led activities.  

STOP painting those tortoises!

The Guardian reports that wildlife officials in Florida have urged people not to illustrate the shells of a threatened tortoise species, after several animals were found daubed with paint. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has released photos of gopher tortoises that were painted red and a shade of turquoise. The FWC said…

Cool Seas Investigators: a community action learning initiative

Jenny Griffiths, Education Officer at the Marine Conservation Society, explores the Cool Seas Investigators (CSI) project. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK charity dedicated to the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. It campaigns for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries, and improved protection of marine life and habitats. Through education, community involvement…