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The journey to environmental education

The planet that our children and grandchildren will inherit is in crisis. Dealing with this will be the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. In a world where children are increasingly disconnected from nature, having these conversations with our younger citizens is not easy - but it is absolutely essential. Knowledge is power and the only way we can solve these issues is to understand them, feel empowered to tackle them and feel a responsibility for our planet. This is why Earthwatch Europe, supported by SC Johnson, has been working with London East Teacher Training Alliance (LETTA), engaging Trainee Teachers so that they have the tools, understanding and drive to pass these important lessons on to the children they teach in an empowering way. 

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Rivercide: a call for action

Isabel Bishop, Research Lead Freshwater 

In July 2021, the first ever live-streamed documentary aired. Presented by George Monbiot and directed by Fanny Armstrong, Rivercide presented a disturbing picture of the state of UK rivers. 

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Learning in a Tiny Forest: a day out at Queensmead Primary School

Earthwatch Europe uses citizen science to monitor Tiny Forest. By doing this, we’re connecting local schools and communities with their Tiny Forest, helping to communicate the need for more wild spaces for people and nature alike, and collecting valuable data to understand the potential impacts and use of Tiny Forest in urban environments. Kesella Scott-Somme, Learning and Engagement Coordinator, talks through the different stages of a Tiny Forest monitoring day. 

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Professor David Macdonald CBE DSc FRSE

David has had an amazing and varied career in wildlife conservation for over 40 years, having been appointed Oxford University’s first Professor of Wildlife Conservation in the 1980s.  David also established the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) in 1986, which seeks to undertake original research to solve practical problems of wildlife conservation and environmental management.   

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