Apprenticeships in the ‘green sector’ (not just Geography or STEM!)

If you're a Geography or STEM educator, and you're looking for a convincing arguement to get those youngsters into your courses as a way of increasing their options for the future. Then look no further! You're going to want to read this!

A comprehensive resource bank for teaching climate change

I am delighted to announced that a comprehensive and in-depth set of resources linked to the Geography syllabus about climate change is now available via the Geographical Assoication. They come complete with teachers notes, student worksheets, glossaries and links to further reading/resources.

Original art produced for 'The Phoenix' by Laila Arêde.

Teachers: we have climate-anxious youngsters, but can we do something about it

An excerpt from an article that I wrote for 'The Phoenix', a newletter by climate journalist Eric Holthaus, which focusses "most closely on humanizing this planetary emergency: being transparent about the challenges we’re facing and the complex emotions we’re all feeling, and being honest about what we need to do to radically transform our society." The banner image is original art produced for 'The Phoenix' by Laila Arêde.

On Location: Sustainability in San Francisco

🆕📽️🌍🗣️ On-location video blog! Sustainability in San Francisco - Examples from around the Bay Area of some of sustainable buildings, organisations, networks and communities. This blog features the Exploratorium museum and Urban Ore 'ecopark' amongst others. It was filmed before the coronavirus lockdowns, and so also gives an update how these examples are faring and what they are doing to keep going.

Geographical Decade Review: 2010-2019 (Part 1)

It was the decade within which I started this blog, and followers of it have been welcomed to be privvy to my, very personal, journey that has taken place. I'll neither be reflecting on that nor just simply giving highlights of posts that I've made. So forget the run-down of the top pop-hits of the … Continue reading Geographical Decade Review: 2010-2019 (Part 1)

Give, don’t ‘give up’ time for yourself and nature

Not having to spend an entire weekend catching up on a week's work and trying to get ahead of the next week's, and, admittedly, being away from the family has given me the opportunity engage more in the community. It's a bit ironic, really, that stepping away from a job, where I'm a very visible … Continue reading Give, don’t ‘give up’ time for yourself and nature

The Human Element (GAConf18 Review Pt.2)

Flooding, GIS, the Anthropocene and the Arctic are some of the topics covered in Pt.2 of my #GAConf18 summary. Featuring: @GIS4Schools, @EnvAgency, @Arctic_Office et al. Also featured: @richardallaway and the incredible #TeachMeet!

We are tied to the Ocean

The @exploratorium has a strong partnership with NOAA et al, but an even stronger relationship with the ocean. It's something we should all aspire to. Features: @saildrone, @NOAA_OMAO, @oceanexplorer, @Crey_Crey_

Language, culture, land: Entwined in the soul

A low-key, simple event 'spoke' powerfully to my soul. Language, culture and land.
Featuring: @exploratorium, @baumfoundation, @CopperRiverWild, @OPC_California et al