7thFebruary 2024

Opening Up Vocational Pathways into Nature-based Green Jobs

07.02.24|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

CIEEM (the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management) share this report which explores one way to address the ecology skills gap.  Many more people with ecology skills are required to work in this sector to address climate change and restore nature. This report highlights the need to improve pathways [...]

5thJuly 2023

BES Encounters – a resource for connecting school to nature

05.07.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

The BES Encounters platform was developed as part of the British Ecological Society’s (BES) ‘Connecting Schools to Nature in North-East England’ project. The Encounters platform has been co-created with teachers and is free for any primary school or organisation/group working with primary school aged children. As a teacher/educator you can log [...]

25thMay 2023

Maths in Ecology – a skills guide for biologists

25.05.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

The British Ecological Society (BES) offer Maths skills for biologists. This is a 12 page guide developed with the Field Studies Council aimed at students and teachers of 16-19 Biology. The resource covers areas including mathematical and statistical skills, planning field investigations, specific statistical tests and data presentation. This guide can also [...]

25thMay 2023

Tiny but tenacious: arctic-alpine plants are engineers and warning bells

25.05.23|Categories: Places|Tags: , , , , |

This article in The Conversation (24 May 2023) describes how these tiny but tough plants not only cope with extreme habitats, but can also help engineer the landscape for other species. Examples include some of our own special arctic-alpine species in the Scottish mountains. Discover what impacts climate change is [...]