The project, Rocket Science, will give around half a million UK children the chance to learn how science in space contributes to our knowledge of life on earth, using the invaluable expertise of (more…)
Learning for Sustainable Development: what have we learnt and where are we going?
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park 5 – 7 November 2014
The recent conference that took place on the English Riviera in Devon was a great success. Over 50 delegates enjoyed a diverse programme of workshops and events as well as the Conference dinner (more…)
This programme looked at implementation of the new curriculum and explored what was new and how it impacted on organisations. Delegates appreciated the lovely surroundings of the South London Botanical Institute and the delicious lunch provided there.
Delegates were welcomed by Sarah Williams, Schools Programme Manager, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and Roy Vickery, SLBI Chairman. Roy gave a brief history of the (more…)
‘THE BIG PICNIC; seeking, sharing and making new connections in outdoor learning’
• bgen (Botanic Gardens Education Network)
• FACE (Farming and Countryside Education)
• FEN (Forest Education),
• LEEF (London Environmental Educators Forum
Four outdoor education networks came together to explore and share approaches to learning, make new connections and find ways of working together. bgen, FACE, FEN and LEEF hosted the day together at the South London Botanical Institute. The BIG Picnic received (more…)
Tuesday 25 March 2014, University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum
Delegates spent a day in the beautiful surroundings of University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum developing their knowledge of geocaching and orienteering. Lynn Daley, Education & Outreach Officer at Harcourt led this hands on and mainly outdoor training day. There were exciting and practical ideas for using orienteering and geocaching to (more…)
The Drama of Plants: creative ways to excite people about plants
University of Dundee Botanic Garden
6 – 8th November 2013
View a selection of fabulous photographs here
Green Fairy – can fairies be used to inspire early years learning?
Introduced by Susie Kelpie, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Asked if we believe in fairies, what are they and what do they look like? Then as if (more…)