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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Overly-masculine photocopying

    About 25 years ago I worked on a UK-wide project with three rather splendid colleagues, the memories of whom rest with me today.  One of them, a witty, clever, insightful man of huge experience, regularly had me helpless with laughter...

  • Teaching evolution

    I went to the opening of the Milner Centre for Evolution on Friday at the university.  It's a rather splendid building by the lake and was built with funds provided by Dr Jonathan Milner who was an undergraduate at Bath...

  • DEFRA and DfE finally give up on environmental education

    DEFRA, with the DfE and Natural England, have now launched their Children and Nature Programme.  This will start in 2019 and end by spring 2023.  It sets out to deliver actions that they have committed to in the government’s 25...

  • Progression in outdoor learning – part 2

    As I noted last week, the respected Institute for Outdoor Learning has drafted a childhood progression in outdoor learning.  This is a "mapping of the range of outdoor learning interventions designed to enable children and young people to form a healthy, developmental and sustainable...