This article in The Conversation (19 January 2022) explores how buildings can be adapted to provide homes for species such as swifts, and bees. Councils can do more to encourage developers to build sustainably and in nature-friendly ways (and this could include school buildings). NatureScot’s campaign also shows how you [...]
Read this thought provoking and winning essay written by a secondary school teacher from Leeds, in Resurgence & Ecologist online. The Wasp Lesson addresses how and what we teach, and the value of establishing a connection with nature in children and young people. This was shared by the Forest School [...]
In their latest bulletin, the Forest School Association have shared We Be Kids family nature connection resources. This includes We Be Kids invitation to get excited about the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch.
Finding Nature News have shared this comment piece in the Metro (2 January 2022): Children need two hours of outdoor play a day, even in winter, says parenting expert. The author includes practical recommendations for ways to get kids off screens and outside. Shared with permission of the Children & [...]
The TCV Winter Network Bulletin highlights how TCV and many other groups and organisations are involving young people in nature-based activities to improve the environment and enhance the skills, experience and job prospects of the young people themselves.
In the last Children & Nature Network issue of the year, co-founder and renowned author Richard Louv reports on a growing mental health crisis in America, brought on by the pandemic and the impacts of global climate change. This includes the rise of eco-anxiety among young people. He also highlights the [...]
Do you know a child (8-14 years old) who could write a winter piece about the natural world? The Guardian has posted (20 December 2021) that it is seeking submissions for its Young Country Diary series. The deadline for entry is Thursday 13 January 2022.