- Peninsula Research in Outdoor Learning (PRinOL) One-Day Conference, 18 January 2019, Plymouth.
- Improving Outcomes in Literacy and Language EYFS to Year 6 Outdoor Learning and Sustainability Conference, 8 March 2019, Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre. Booking form.
- Sustainable Intensification & Valuing Nature in Dialogue: enabling researchers to work across environment and farming policy interests Workshop, 5-7 March 2019.
- Peninsula Research in Outdoor Learning (PRinOL) One-Day Conference, 18 January 2019, Plymouth. PRinOL flier.
- Natural Musicians with Chris Holland, 2 February 2019, East Sussex.
- Connecting children with local nature: UK research showcase & networking event, 17-18 June 2019, University of Brighton.
- Online the Storytelling Year Course.
- The Open University, deadline: 21 January 2019.
- Advertisement for prospective graduate student, Penn State College of Health and Human Development, Deadline: 15 January 2019. Please see flier for more information.
- Keynote Lecture: Incorporating the value of nature into assessments of future energy pathways, 3 December 2018, London
- Poole Farm Community Forum - Farming in the city - the reality and the opportunities, 22 November 2018.
- Special Issue, call for papers: Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, Deadline: 1 May 2019.
- Environmental Volunteering and Health and Wellbeing. James is up in London next Friday speaking at a NHS conference with Judith White from Defra. It is part of linking the #iwill campaign with the year of green action, so the focus for our part of the meeting is linking young peoples environmental volunteering with health and wellbeing benefits. If anyone has any specific projects, examples, information they can send them to Dr James Szymankiewicz.
- EIT teachers grounded in outdoor lessons
- Bringing outdoor learning into the mainstream
- Heritage Lottery Fund and National Trust join forces to save our precious parks
- Surveying people's engagement with the natural environment: your views sought
- 'The Lost Words' in Devon
- We're hiring – could you be our next NHS Forest coordinator? Deadline: 29 October 2018.
- World Conference on Forests for Public Health, 8–11 May 2019, Greece
- Invitation Bioregional Learning Centre, 20 November 2018, Plymouth.
- Peninsula Research in Outdoor Learning (PRinOL) One-Day Conference, 18 January 2019, Plymouth. We will be re-launching the Outdoor and Experiential Learning Research Network as a regional hub of the IOL national network of research hubs. The network’s new name will be Peninsula Research in Outdoor Learning (PRinOL), and we invite you to its inaugural event to be held at the Rolle Building at the University of Plymouth, 10am – 4pm. In the morning Chris Loynes (University of Cumbria), Anne Finlayson (CEO of Sustainability and Environmental Education SEED), and Sam Kendall from the Eden Project have agreed to deliver keynotes; Iain Stewart has also agreed providing he isn’t filming! In the afternoon we’ll have workshops around health and wellbeing, youth and intergenerational work, a progression model of outdoor learning and Plymouth as a maritime city. Our aim is to get practitioners and researchers together to learn about the work currently being undertaken in the South-West, and to discuss avenues for potential collaborative projects. The cost is £15 per person, to include coffee, tea and lunch.
- Introducing the Pikler approach, 24 November 2018, 9.30-14.30, Copmanthorpe, York
- 7th International Adventure Conference, 17– 21 June 2019 Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
- Outdoor Learning Conference, 18 January 2019. Please save the date of 18 January, when the Outdoor and Experiential Research Network will be re-launched as the Peninsula Research in Outdoor Learning network at the University of Plymouth! We will be celebrating our new status as the south-west regional hub of the national outdoor learning research network, which is supported by the Institute of Outdoor Learning and led by Chris Loynes at Cumbria University. We’ll have keynotes in the morning and workshops in the afternoon – and look forward to seeing you there.
- Wild Tribe Programme.
- The Natural Musicians Training Course at Trill Farm 2018 tarining course. 28-30 September 2018.
- Excellence & Attainment Through Outdoor Education. 24 January 2019. Edinburgh.
- Introducing the Pikler approach.
- Evaluating and supporting increased environmental social action by young people. Closing date: 12 October 2018.
- Slapton Research Seminar 2018, 24 November 2018, Slapton, Slapton Ley Field Centre and Nature Reserve hereby invites proposals for 10 or 20 minute presentations from people of diverse backgrounds; including all levels of academia, amateur naturalists, citizen science and practitioner enquiry on a wide range of topics relevant to Slapton, spanning the natural and social sciences, including education. Abstracts of a maximum of 200 words should be submitted by the 1 September 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Natural Musicians Training Course, 28-30 September 2018, Trill Farm
- Natural Storytelling Practice Retreat, 28 September 2018, Trill Farm
- River Dreaming: A Journey in Active Environment Citizenship, 29-30 September 2018, Totnes & the Dart River.
- Funding for outdoor learning announced by new Environment Secretary
- Wild Tribe day at the beach enjoyed by all!
- Sustainability and Outdoor Learning Conference, 8 March 2019, Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre.
- NHS Forest Newsletter June 2018.
- Natural Learning Intiative.
- All past articles from AJOE/JOEE are now available online via our Springer site.
- Poole Farm Community Forum, 26 July 2018, 16.00-18.00, Plymouth, UK.
- International Adventure Conference 2019, 17-21 June 2019, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.
- Poole Farm Woodland Rangers Holiday Club.
- Educating in the Outdoors, 6 June 2018, webinar
- EOE 2018 Conference - The Mediation of Experiences by Technology in the Outdoors, 19-23 Semtember 2018, Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
- Dartmoor Research Day, 17 July 2018, Newton Abbot, UK
- Teaching Prehistory Outside the classroom – with Celtic Harmony, 10 September 2018, Hertfordshire, UK
- Outdoor learning grows in Scotland as grasp of benefits takes root
- Spring Equinox Embercombe Newsletter March 2018
- Nature Connections 2018 conference, 20 June 2018, University of Derby
- Call for proposals: 2018 AORE WEA Joint National Conference, October 24-26, 2018, Snowbird, UT
- Valuing Nature Annual Conference 13 - 14 November 2018, Museum of Cardiff, Wales. Full details will be available from the Valuing Nature Programme website.
- Poole Farm March Newsletter
- Can a school trip change children’s attitudes to nature?
- Open Air Laboratories empower a million new citizen scientists to explore nature
- Effectiveness of a childhood obesity prevention programme delivered through schools, targeting 6 and 7 year olds: cluster randomised controlled trial (WAVES study)
- Parents encouraged to let their children explore the great outdoors
- Improving children's access to nature starts with addressing inequality
- Blooming marvellous – how environment studies grew on our school
- PhD Understanding climate adaptation behaviour, University of Groningen
- New Natural Infrastructure Assistant post, Deadline: 25 March 2018
- Environment Leader sought for AONB Vice-Chair, Deadline: 16 April 2018
- Learning outside formal education: opportunities and threats for philosophy-inspired practices, A seminar led by Graeme Tiffany, 18 April 2018, 15:00–17:00, University of Plymouth, Plymouth
- Valuing Nature: Should We Put a Price on Ecosystems? An online course starting on 19 March 2018
- Outdoor learning – growing the mindset: A global perspective on promoting advantage for all children through the use of the outdoors to redress vulnerability, 18 May 2018, Florida
- Dartmoor Research Day, 17 July 2018, Dartmoor National Park
- Outdoor Learning in Nature Fund, Deadline: 30 April 2018
- Volunteering at Cheltenham Science Festival 2018, 3–11 June 2018
- Outdoor Learning Officer Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Deadline: 7 March 201
- Bi-national PhD Fellowship, Montpellier, France & Bremen, Germany.
- Learning outside formal education: opportunities and threats for philosophy-inspired practices, A seminar led by Graeme Tiffany, 18 April 2018, 3-5pm, University of Plymouth.
- The 2018 Spring Summit on Children's Outdoor Play and Learning, Spring 2018 Early Years Summit, 26 March-1 April 2018
- Summer School on Environmental Psychology, 18-21 June 2018, at the Baltic Sea - Island of Vilm.
Call for book paper
- Call for Papers for a Special Feature of Sustainability Science “Theoretical traditions in social values for sustainability”, Deadline: 16 March 2018
- Denmark's first professor in primary school and out-pedagogy (Danmarks første professor i udeskole og udepædagogik), please use google translate to read.
The University of Edinburgh - Education, Teaching and Leadership, closes 1 March 2018
Short-term part-time RA role
Might suit grad students, recruiting for a research assistant to work on a small research project involving people’s perceptions of the concept of nature connection. It would suit someone with a social science background capable of qualitative analysis.
Pay is in the order of £14.35 per hour, + option to enrol in pension. Investigating the concept of nature connection.
The term nature connection (and related terms nature connectedness, connection to nature, connectedness to nature) is used by people from a range of academic and practitioner backgrounds. There are a range of academic perspectives working in this field from those interested in environmental / sustainability issues, and environmental education, through to those interested in health / wellbeing and psychology. The term nature connection appears to be used and understood very differently by different communities of research and practice. In collaboration with academics from Cumbria and Sheffield Hallam universities, I am undertaking a survey of those engaged in research and practice related to nature connection to gain a better insight on what these different stakeholder communities understand by the term nature connection, including those who work with nature connection as a recognised construct as part of their work, and those who use the term more generally.
Through an online survey system (Qualtrics) participants will be asked to define nature connection in 50 words. They will also be asked some background information to enable us to characterise the respondent (while remaining anonymous) and associate definitions with different groups of respondents: practitioner, academic, disciplinary background etc. Analysis of responses will be by content or thematic analysis, using NVIVO or similar. Through the work, the student will learn to use online survey and data analysis software, and develop a data base of relevant literature on the topic. The findings will underpin further work on a systematic review of nature connection in the academic literature, and a bid for funding for further research on the nature connection – health – wellbeing nexus.
Contact: Frances Harris: email@example.comSurvey
• Nature Connections Research Network survey
Call for Book Chapter
• Contemplations in Health and Wellbeing: Re-calibrating the Sustainable Development Goals’ Agenda. Deadline 20 February 2018
- Developing a common Quality Assurance framework for Green Care: Kathryn Rossiter (Thrive) and Rachel Bragg (Care Farming UK) members of the National Outdoors for All Working Group (and Rachel is also a member of the OfA SRG) have asked me to share this opportunity with you for a research partner for work in ‘Developing a common Quality Assurance framework for Green Care’. The deadline for expressions of interest is 22 January. EOI and any queries etc please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Outdoor Play and Early Learning Policy Research Invitational Symposium, 24-26 October 2018, Ontario, Canada. Abstract submission deadline: 26 January 2018.