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A climate change curriculum?

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A thought-provoking article in the Conversation (September 16th, 2019) by Ria Dunkley, Lecturer in Geography, Environment and Sustainability, University of Glasgow, on how we can educate to generate hope and empowerment in children and young people.

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Films about climate change, justice and sustainability

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Take One Action shares films on a wide range of key social and environmental justice issues, from women’s empowerment to climate change, via access to education or food sustainability. These can be filtered for suitability for different age groups from 5 years upwards.

 

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Why do so few men work in the early years sector? Take part in this survey!

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Education Scotland have shared this GenderEYS survey. Currently in the UK, only 2% of the early years workforce is male and Lancaster University has partnered with Fatherhood Institute to find out why. If you are a staff member or manager working in a Scottish nursery, GenderEYE want your…

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The effect of environment on a child’s personality

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Child in the City (September 20, 2019) reports on a Yale University study which showed that being brought up in an urban setting could ‘dramatically shape’ the behaviour and actions of children. Provided with permission from the Children & Nature Network.

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Top five threats to UK’s wildlife (and what to do about them) – new report

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The Conversation (October 3, 2019) shares the headline findings from the recently released State of Nature 2019 report.  This includes the impacts of agriculture, pollution, climate, change, urbanisation, and non-native species.

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Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry and Land Scotland Scottish Forestry Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland