All posts tagged with ‘waterways’
- December 9th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: climate and energy, community, events, nature, research, resources, water, waterways
: Categories biodiversity, community, ICT, outdoor learning, sciences, scottish culture, social studies, sustainable development, technologies
For the first time, everything you want to know about Scotland’s environment will now be available at the touch of a button on a new website provided by Scotland’s key environment and health agencies.
Scotland’s Environment Web – named SEweb – aims to be the gateway to everything you want to know about Scotland’s environment. This three year project, supported by funding from the European Union, will put Scotland at the global forefront of sharing environmental information, prioritising problems and involving citizens in assessing and improving their own environment.
Features of SEweb will include:
- All information available from the one source
- Direct link to individual partner agencies, making it easy to navigate through information
- An Online Library containing all partner agency official reports and publications
- ‘Citizen Science’ to allow individual to interact with SEweb (coming in 2012)
Visit the website at: http://www.environment.scotland.gov.uk/default.aspxMore
- July 29th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: waterways
: Categories sustainable development
Global Citizenship education happens in many places outside school as well as in the classroom, taking advantage of the richness of natural and built environments. Here are three examples where Scottish young people are being taught in watery locations about aspects of Global Citizenship.
This week’s Times Education Supplement Scotland includes an article about Glasgow primary pupils on a voyage down the Forth and Clyde Canal, titled ‘Climb aboard for global citizenship’. A canalboat carries the children along as they learn about nature along the banks of this man-made route, and discuss the rights and responsibilities of being a local citizen.
On the Clyde, teachers and pupils can join the ‘Classroom on the Clyde’ for trips down the river. The educational experience includes coverage of industrial heritage as well as the wildlife and environmental activity along the course of the river. The cleaning-up of the Clyde itself means that there is increasing leisure activity to discuss too. The extensive developments for leisure and housing on both banks, such as Glasgow’s brand new Riverside Museum which focuses on transport and travel, means that this ever-changing landscape offers great opportunity for learning outdoors.
And over in Edinburgh, the Vine Trust charity is fitting out a canalboat in the docklands to operate as a floating classroom for Global Citizenship. The Barge Education Centre will open this autumn as an educational resource, operating as a venue for learning, exhibitions and teacher development.More