October 2018

  • Outdoor maths education

    There's a Circle of Life Rediscovery blog post about outdoor maths: "6 ideas for using syringes in a mathematical way outside" written by a respected outdoor educator.  It was featured as an NAEE blog last week. This begins: "I’ve always used syringes...

  • Huzzah, a league table about the SDGs

    Times Higher Education says it is "developing a new global university ranking that aims to measure institutions’ success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals."  This is, of course, just what the world needs. THE says that the first edition of...

  • Jones the global temperature

    The I-SEE seminar on Tuesday 30 October 2018 [ 1630 to 1745 ] is by Professor Phil Jones, Climate Research Unit Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.  His title is: ‘The global temperature average: a history, recent changes and their context...

  • Bring extra diversity to the NUS

    I was at the NUS Sustainability Advisory Group on Friday and realised, for the first time, that I actually bring diversity to the group.  That is, I'm old; not that I feel it, of course, but objectively it’s the case....

  • Have you signed GEEP's pledge?

    Today's NAEE news round up reported on the Global Environmental Education Partnership's latest activities, including that GEEP has created a pledge for reinvigorating Environmental Education in the light of the sustainability challenges we face.  And we're asked to ACT NOW FOR EE and work toward...

  • Two disturbing graphs

    The Economist (with takes graphs seriously) published two arresting ones recently. The first showed that, whilst extreme poverty is falling across most of the world, and very rapidly in some places, it's level in sub-Sarahian Africa, and may indeed have...

  • Teaching evolution to children

    I wrote the other day about the opening of Bath's new Milner Centre for the study of evolution, and noted the presence of schoolchildren in the Centre on the day. It turns out that 120 students from three schools in...