Qurkies: Sustainable building blocks for kids made from cork

Made from cork, which is a natural and sustainable material, Qurkies are soft yet firm building blocks that can also fit on Lego Duplo bricks. The cork bricks can even be wiped clean with a wet cloth. Looking for eco-friendly building blocks for your kids to play with? Qurkies’ building bricks made from cork may just be the toy the family have been waiting for. … Continue reading Qurkies: Sustainable building blocks for kids made from cork

Science Moms: Campaign demystifies climate science and provides resources to help mothers to take action

Female scientists in the US have teamed up to create a campaign, Science Moms, aimed at empowering mothers to take action to protect the planet while also helping them to demystify climate science. Science Moms was set up to help mothers who are concerned about climate change, but aren’t confident in their knowledge about climate change or how they can help. The campaign launched earlier … Continue reading Science Moms: Campaign demystifies climate science and provides resources to help mothers to take action

Surfers Against Sewage looking for 11-18 year olds to take part in Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit

Surfers Against Sewage is looking for the next generation of activists between the ages of 11 and 18 to come together at the Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit, on 8 June for World Oceans Day. The Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit is a one-day virtual event, that will cover a range of activities hosted by some of the nation’s leading, influential youth activists. The aim of … Continue reading Surfers Against Sewage looking for 11-18 year olds to take part in Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit

Book Review: Poppy Goes Wild by Nick Powell (author) and Becca Hall (illustrator)

Poppy Goes Wild tells the story of young Poppy who joins forces with her grandad to return his farmland back to its heyday when local flora and fauna thrived and flourished. Poppy’s visions for a nature-rich habitat filled with wildflower meadows, wetlands and wildlife including skylarks and hedgehogs are put in to immediate action while staying at her grandad’s farmhouse. The nature guardian in Poppy … Continue reading Book Review: Poppy Goes Wild by Nick Powell (author) and Becca Hall (illustrator)

Post-lockdown world envisioned as a renewed, nature rich-world in new children’s book

A new children’s book, What Happened When We All Stopped, has envisioned an inspiring picture of the renewed, nature-rich world, offering readers – both children and adults alike – insight into how to rebuild the environment and tackle climate change. Author Tom Rivett-Carnac, a former Buddhist monk who has spent the last 20 years working on climate change, decided to use the lockdown as an opportunity … Continue reading Post-lockdown world envisioned as a renewed, nature rich-world in new children’s book

Colors of the World: Crayola launch skin tone-coloured crayons in a bid “to help advance inclusion within creativity”

Crayola have launched a new pack of specially formulated Colors of the World crayons designed to mirror and represent over 40 skin tones from across the globe. The crayons company believes that children should be able to “creatively and accurately colour themselves into the world they see around them”, hence creating the new Colors of the World crayon box which includes 24 new specially formulated … Continue reading Colors of the World: Crayola launch skin tone-coloured crayons in a bid “to help advance inclusion within creativity”

Earth School: Daily environmental adventures online for students to stay connected with nature

Earth School is providing free educational content to help students, parents and teachers around the world who are currently at home stay connected to nature. Initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and TED-Ed, Earth School, made for children and young people aged 5-18, takes students on a 30-day “Adventure” through the natural world. The 30-day adventure started on Earth Day on 22 April. Everyday … Continue reading Earth School: Daily environmental adventures online for students to stay connected with nature

Sir David Attenborough and Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker among famous faces leading lessons in new BBC home schooling initiative

Sir David Attenborough is among a number of famous faces who will help teachers and parents around the UK with homes chooling during the coronavirus pandemic as part of the BBC’s Bitesize Daily Lessons. The veteran broadcaster and conservationist will be looking at geography topics including the oceans and mapping the world. Bitesize Daily, airing on BBC iPlayer and the BBC red button, will run … Continue reading Sir David Attenborough and Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker among famous faces leading lessons in new BBC home schooling initiative