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  • After 50 Years of environmental education, what now?

    What follows is a slightly edited version of the talk I gave to the 2021 AGM of the National Association for Environmental Education [ NAEE ] on Nov 20th.  It was one of two invited presentations on the day under...

  • Copse 26

    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;...

  • A farewell to Ms T

    I watched the ever-downbeat and miderabilist Ms T as she wandered the streets of Glasgow, and I listened to her latest peroration to the faithful.  She clearly has nothing new to say, and seemingly nothing positive to contribute.  Indeed, she...

  • Down and Out

    Did you watch the final session of COP26 on TV?  Did you see the last few seconds ambush by India (and their Chinese pals)?  The trouble with carrying out skulduggery in public is that everyone can see.  All very unsubtle....

  • Learn for our planet – Act for the climate

    So says the statement issued by the Co-Chairs of the Education and Environment Ministers summit at COP26 last Friday.  This was the meeting I skipped on Friday. There's a 6 point preamble (in that awful, stilted UNESCO-speak) followed by 8...

  • The DfE's new environmental education strategy

    The DfE has launched its new environmental education strategy for consultation.  Actually, they called it a (draft) Sustainability & Climate Change strategy (for the education & children’s services systems).  You can read it here. There are 5 mentions of curriculum, but...

  • COP26? Is that the latest TV police drama?

    I was going to force myself to watch the UNESCO event at COP26 last Friday.  This was Together For Tomorrow: Education and Climate Action – which the advance publicity said would call "on education and environment ministers to pledge to integrate climate...