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Author: Aoife Glass

Antarctica: not just an icy wasteland

It’s a vast continent that pretty much everyone has heard of. It’s mostly snowy and white, it has penguins, and reaching the south pole at its centre is one of the big adventures that many explorers aim for. But there’s a lot more to this fascinating continent than that! Check out Discovering Antarctica, a great […]

Veganuary hints and tips

Veganuary is an annual event that encourages people to try veganism for the whole month of January, hence the name! What is veganism? Veganism is a lifestyle and belief system that holds that all animal life is precious and valuable, and therefore humans should not do anything to harm or affect any and all animals. […]

What is El Niño?

It’s one of the biggest global climate events that can affect weather patterns everywhere, and it’s coming soon. El Niño, a meteorological event that’s natural and historically happens every few years, has a 70% chance of happening before the end of the year, according to the World Meteorlogical Office. What is El Niño? El Niño, […]

The racing ship charting ocean microplastic

With awareness of plastic in our oceans rising, more and more people are working to discover exactly how much is polluting our seas and where it’s located. One unusual but brilliant way to do this AND raise awareness of the problem is the racing yacht Turn the Tide on Plastic which took place in the […]

Fascinating foxgloves

If you’ve been out wandering in the woods or countryside, the chances are you’ve spotted the tall, colourful foxglove which is in bloom in the warm months of June and July. These flowers aren’t just beautiful to look at, they’re also a source of food for many species and the original source of some of the […]

Stag Beetle-ing about

Around May to August is when the Stag Beetles come out. The UK’s largest species of beetle, they are rare to the point of being endangered with very few left in most parts of the UK. In other countries in Europe, they’ve become extinct in the wild. You can’t miss a Stag Beetle. If you’ve not […]

Featured Activity: Rubbish Charts

This activity is one of our My Local Area Activities and is based around a local area litterpick. Litter can be found everywhere. It is a danger to wildlife, as well as being unsightly. In this activity, you and your students will pick a suitable local area (this might be a beach if you are by […]

How to use your weekly shop to do good

Often, when we want to help a good cause, we’ll donate money to a charity or a fund or collection. This is important; it helps these organisations do their work and make a big difference. But it’s not the only way you can use your money to help. We spend money all the time; we […]

Simple everyday water-saving ideas

It’s easy to take water for granted. Turn on the tap and you get a seemingly endless supply splashing into the sink, pop to the seaside and there is literally oceans of the stuff and of course, in the UK it always seems like gallons of the stuff is falling from the sky! Which animals […]