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…

Rooted Forest School

Rooted Forest School is outdoor learning “Rooted in Experience”.  It has been involved with the development and provision of Forest School across Herefordshire for a number of years, working from sites around the Midlands and Wales.  It offers full programmes of Forest School sessions.  It works in partnership with Cambium to provide Outdoor Learning and Forest School training at various…

Education for Sustainability on the South Bank

The Education for Sustainability MSc Team at London South Bank University invites you to its 21st anniversary celebratory conference on 13 January 2017.   Speakers include … Stephen Sterling, Professor of Sustainability Education at the Centre for Sustainable Futures, Plymouth University, who will deliver the keynote speech on the importance of Education for Sustainability (EfS) work in an age…

FSC workshops on natural history

The FSC council has arranged a series of workshops in London on natural history. These begin with: Introduction to Trees in Winter Sat 25 February Introduction to Coniferous Trees Sat 18 March Beginners Guide to Bird Watching Sat 25 March Identifying Birds by Sight and Sound Thu 20 April Birdwatching for Beginners Sat 22 April Earthworm Ecology…

Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence, Arkive says has mystified scientists throughout history, and many aspects of this biological phenomenon are still unknown.  It adds: Most bioluminescent species are found in the deep sea, although a small amount of terrestrial organisms also possess the ability to produce light Nine out of ten marine species that live at depths below 1,000 metres…

Ashden is …

Dreaming of a Green Christmas.  This includes: If you’re asking Santa for a new car, make it an electric one.  With Award-winning Ecotricity’s electric highway you can travel the length and breadth of the country completely emissions free.  Electric cars have come a long way from where they started and there is even a government grant towards…