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Transforming schools through outdoor learning: Lessons from the Natural Connections project | Natural England

“You kind of tend to work better outside because you are more relaxed… you are not stuck in the same place, you are able to move around, you are able to experience different things using your senses.” – (Pupil) … 69 more words

Recent events, forget illegality let's go for conflict resolution?

Day two of the Sheffield ‘Raptor’ Conference.  With apologies for the delay in this posting, in part caused by another exciting invertebrate discovery in the Humberhead Levels, more on that in due course! 817 more words

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Where Children Naturally Learn

Jo Lewis, from Natural England’s People and Nature Team, discusses how the results of the organisation’s four-year Natural Connections project can help the sector to build on the health and wellbeing benefits of high quality outdoor learning for teachers and pupils and what the next steps are to make the pilot scheme nationwide. 744 more words


Return to Challacombe Farm

The other day I called on Naomi Oakley at Challacombe Farm, near Postbridge on Dartmoor.  I had last visited 34 years ago when it was run by Peter and Min Cullum. 705 more words


We need a strong nature champion in Natural England - Natan Doron

In the wall of sound around Brexit, the US elections and the Labour leadership it has gone largely unnoticed that Natural England, the UK’s nature watchdog faces another round of budget cuts. 316 more words


Natural England: cuts mean too many compromises and conflicts

“England’s nature watchdog is planning to use its legal powers less and risks becoming a weak regulator forced to raise funding from the private companies it is meant to keep in check, leaked documents and sources reveal. 496 more words