Bill Scott

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  • Is there a chilly climate at Eco-Schools UK?

    What are Eco-Schools UK doing these days?  Does anyone know? I note that the Eco-Schools UK homepage has little to say about the numbers of schools and students involved.  On the face of it, this might seem to say quite a lot....

  • Keep that ESD jigsaw in the cupboard

    The recent SEEd Newsletter asks: Isn’t it time we attempted to bring together the hundreds of organisations and individuals with commons cause, who are doing work around ESD or global citizenship within a common narrative?  Where do we all fit...

  • Is it yellow rattle, yellow archangel, or ...?

    These days I can tell the difference between yellow rattle and yellow archangel – and between ribbed melilot and weld – but I couldn't when I was at school.  I can do this now because I'm interested in what these flowers...

  • Is there a tide running?

    I can't be the only person to have noticed that there is a sudden coming together of four complementary and mutually-supportive forces in relation to the curriculum and the crises in climate and ecology.  These are: Teach the Future Harwood...

  • The concrete and the abstract

    In 1905, Liberty Hyde Bailey, the American horticulturist and botanist, wrote that "The term environmental education is imprecise, theoretical, pompous and will always need to be explained”.  How right he has proven to be.  I lost count a long time ago of the number...

  • Angling for attention

    Flush from its great triumph in banning the hunting of foxes and stags without actually stopping fox and stag hunting, I see that Labour party activists have turned their attention to saving the grouse by banning shooting, as the Times...

  • Education for the Future: Climate Emergency Conference

    Thanks to NAEE for publicising the programme for the Education for the Future: Climate Emergency Conference where Teach the Future was launched.  The full set of events and activities is here. As was appropriate, NAEE focused on curriculum issues, highlighting the following: What...