Read

  • Stories of ingenuity overcoming barriers to change in the Global South – SEEd’s Community and Wellbeing Lead, Sarah Frazer, spoke to this year’s prize winners for the Whitley Award ceremony in London this month. The event celebrated a group of inspirational individuals from the Global South who are making significant changes benefitting wildlife, landscapes, and people. Read Sarah’s blog here.
  • UK Parliament debates Biodiversity Loss – A Westminster Hall debate on biodiversity took place on the 15 of May 2024. The debate was led by Caroline Lucas MP.  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rebecca Pow MP, responded on behalf of the Government. Watch the debate here or read the full transcript.
  • Habitat Heroes map habitats on school sites with great mapping tool resource – National Education Nature Park & Climate Action Awards launched Habitat Heroes for schools with an outdoor classroom day last week. The Habitat Heroes journey is a great way to prepare you and your class for an essential first step in the Nature Park five-step process – mapping your site – so you can understand what you already have and focus your efforts on where it could be improved for both people and wildlife. Find out more.
  • The Harmony Project’s handbook for science subject leaders – SEEd’s partner organsiation, The Harmony Project, have been focusing their work with primary schools on the science curriculum this term to explore how a Harmony approach to education can inform curriculum design. They are delighted to share with you their free science subject leader handbook. Download the handbook here.
  • The World’s Largest Lessons celebrates its Youth Advisory Panel – Having received over 800 applications, the youth panel comprises 7 students from 15 countries, all aged 11-14. The Youth Panel are involved in every stage of the work and their hard work and achievements were celebrated at a recent event. In partnership with Unicef and UNESCO, The World’s Largest Lesson promote use of the Sustainable Development Goals in learning so that children and young people can contribute to a better future for all. Find out more about their work.

 

Do

  • Help Teach the Future win climate education this general election – To ensure that the next UK government delivers on mandatory, integrated, solutions-centred climate education, Teach the Future are creating an ‘un-ignorable wave of youth pressure’ with this interesting campaign.  Read More and join in.
  • Let’s Go Zero’s Climate Action Countdown – Every day from 7 June to 5 July, schools around the UK are taking on a different activity linked to sustainability. Nine days of fun, inclusive, inspiring action. Find out how to take part.
  • Office for Climate Education (OCE) Carbon Footprint calculator for students – The UNESCO Office for Climate Education offers a carbon footprint calculator, tailored for students but beneficial for any age. This interactive tool, complete with methodology and engaging animation, demonstrates the impact of individual actions on greenhouse gas emissions. Access the calculator here.
  • 2024 Global E-STEM Awards taking applications now – E-STEM engages students in meaningful, real-world environmental problem-solving that integrates science, technology, engineering, and math. If your organisation engages students aged 11 to 22 in STEM topics, you can apply for the Global E-Stem awards until July 8, 2024. Find out more and apply here.

 

See

  • Generation Wild celebrates 100,000th activity being completed by participating children – to mark this huge milestone, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) have produced two beautiful animations showcasing the impact of their programme aimed at creating lasting and meaningful connections with nature through storytelling and adventure. Watch the animation here.

 

Learn

  • SEEd Changemakers: Facilitating Learning for Sustainability 2024/25 – This training course is for anyone, working in any capacity, who wants to learn to design and facilitate creative events and workshops for sustainability change. The course is specifically designed to give you the skills, tools, and support you need to embed sustainability, and make real change happen. Register your interest here.
  • Empowering women for climate careers: Catalyst Summit & Mentoring Programme 2024 – Do you want to make a difference through a purpose-led career? Are you curious about global climate solutions and green career opportunities? Join the Catalyst sustainability empowerment and green careers programme which runs from July to November this year. Bookings are open now.
  • Summer conference on Green Finance to Drive Nature’s Recovery – Join the online summer conference by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management on 16 July 2024 to learn about green finance initiatives in the UK and Ireland, nature-related financial mechanisms, and funding opportunities to support nature’s recovery. Bookings are open now.

 

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