A Career Path Through Sustainability Education, with Ann Finlayson – In this webinar discussion from IUCN National Committee UK our own CEO Ann talks to Sophie Stenson about her career in conservation, and environmental and sustainability education. Read More.
Labour adopts Climate Education Bill in their draft policy – Teach the Future’s Climate Education bill has been accepted into the draft policy, but it still needs to continue into the final programme to inform the Labour Manifesto. You can help make this happen! Read More.
What’s the beef with cows and the climate crisis? – Around a third of human-caused methane emissions come from livestock, but while reducing these emissions is seen as a critical opportunity to combat global warming, there is a lack of specific targets or commitments to address them. Read More.
Talking robots, urban bogs and free bikes: inside Europe’s ‘green capital’ – The Lithuanian city of Tallinn has been named the new European Green Capital for 2023. Read More.
Human rights experts warn against European crackdown on climate protesters – Experts and campaigners are warning of an escalating crackdown on climate protests in several European countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, and the Netherlands, and with the UK as a noted leader. Read More.
Cranberry growers bring wetlands back from the dead – Across New England former cranberry bogs are transforming into white cedar swamps and becoming climate change heroes. Read More.
Students deserve climate education – “Climate education is the single most important subject students need if we want a generation able to adapt to a global landscape plagued by the climate crisis.” Read More.
Chester Zoo Youth Symposium – Running across the 21st and 22nd of October this symposium invites young people from across the country to share their experiences, knowledge and passion for conservation. Read More.
National Education Nature Park Webinar – Log on on the 8th of November to find out how to take part in the Nature Park, with key features of the programme and process outlined, and a Q&A session. Read More.
Hidden Nature Challenge for Outdoor Classroom Day – Use resources from the National Education Nature Park to plan what you’ll do with your class on the 2nd SEEd continues to be involved with the DfE strategy on Sustainability and Climate Change, which this initiative is part of. Read More.
Greenpeace Youth Speaker – Greenpeace are looking for young people aged 18-25 to get involved with their campaigns and give talks which inspire others to take action. Deadline for applications is the 31st of October. Take a look at their person specification. Apply here.
The OVO Foundation Nature Prize – How would your school use a prize of £1000 or £200 to bring your students closer to nature? Tell The OVO Foundation by the 27th of November to be in with a chance of winning. Read More.
Big Wild Walk for People and Planet – Join The Wildlife Trust’s Big Wild Walk anytime from the 16th-30th October; set yourself an active challenge, benefit from more time in nature, and raise funds for The Wildlife Trusts. Read More.
Oak Teaching Resources: Oak National Academy Explore – Oak’s database of curriculum resources and sequences for a variety of key stages. Read More.
Apply for the FEE Teacher Award – This award aims to recognise the efforts of teachers who are working exceptionally to integrate ESD into their schools and communities. Apply by the 22nd April 2024. Read More.
Circular economy: sustainable industry initiatives in Europe in pictures – Luca Locatelli, an Italian photographer, has been researching the circular economy; his photographs document stories, practices and initiatives in Europe inspired by the movement, and nature-based production solutions and processes which tackle socio-environmental issues. Read More.
The Earthshot Prize: Cleaning our Air – The 2023 clean our Air Finalists are on a mission to ensure that everyone in the world breathes healthy air, you can catch up with their progress on The Earthshot Prize’s YouTube channel. Read More.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023: the winning images – Judges have said they hope this year’s winning images will be a catalyst for change as they throw into sharp relief the human impacts on nature. Read More.
COP28: A Youth Perspective – On the 28th of November Transform our World are holding an online 20-minute event for 11-14 year old’s. Young speakers will be sharing their thoughts on: What COP is; hopes for COP28; what COP might achieve; what’s problematic about COP. Read More.
Murder in the citizens’ jury: Theatre as climate education – This one-man play of 25 minutes is performed by multi-award-winning actor, Jack Klaff, and explores an ethical dilemma around citizens’ assemblies. Drawing upon the tradition of ‘theatre-in -education’, the play raises awareness of citizen’s assemblies. Following the play on Saturday 11th November will be a Q&A. Attendance is free. For those that can’t attend, the event will also be live streamed on YouTube. Read More.
Putting sustainability and Nature at the heart of learning: The Harmony Project – SEEd partners and long-term collaborators with SEEd, The Harmony Project focus on primary education and use inquiry methods as the basis of their approach – a great transformative learning approach. Read More.
Creating with Uncertainty: University of Sussex – This is a great transformative learning approach which goes straight to the heart of getting teachers to think about the purpose of what they’re teaching. It’s free, downloadable and adaptable for any key stage. The authors at the University of Sussex have joined our development team on Young Changemakers. Read More.
Embedding Sustainability in the Economics Curriculum: Andrew Mearman, Economics Network – This new chapter includes new material from ecological macroeconomics and, drawing on the expertise of Lory Barile, new insights from behavioural economics, and it includes links to extensive resources and case studies. Read More.
Your Green Career: Traci Lewis – This is a new book (plus kindle version) exploring green careers for women and non-binary people. Traci is an alumni of SEEd’s Changemaker programme and has worked tirelessly in Bristol to help young women prepare and find ‘green’ jobs. Their focus is on gender inequality, upskilling, and mentoring, and transforms young women’s lives. Read More.
Systems Thinking: Diagramming Tutorials: The Open University – We do a lot at SEEd on systems thinking as it is a transformative pedagogy that encourages understanding of how the world actually works – the interconnections and interrelationships. You may have done the Web of Life activity or mind maps already. Using diagrams and mapping systems is an effective way to understand the world and begin to think how to solve complex problems. So we were delighted to find again the Open University tools on systems diagrams which we often use in our Changemaker programmes and workshops. It’s free and includes short explanatory videos. Read More.
Educating with a Rounder Sense of Purpose: Dr Paul Vare – Are you developing your teaching for sustainability competencies? Try these from Dr Paul Vare of Gloucestershire University who is working with SEEd on Young Changemakers. Read More.
Positive Education: Applying Positive Psychology in Schools: Joaquín Selva, Bc.S., Psychologist – We are very keen at SEEd on Martin Seligman’s positive psychology work and his PERMA model. You can find out more about how to apply this in education for Positive Education in this article. Read More.