New partners, new opportunities to collaborate
Welcome to the newest #NatureForAll partners. Over the last few months, four new partners signed up, from Lithuania, Malawi, Bangladesh, and the United Kingdom, bringing the total partners to 590!!
With such a growing, and dispersed network, we are hoping to set up regional networking calls. These will be opportunities for partners located within specific geographical regions to find out who else is involved in #NatureForAll, what they are doing, and find opportunities to collaborate on new projects.
If you’d like to help organise these meetings, email email@example.com. And keep an eye out in your inbox for a potential meeting invite in your region!
New fund available for young environmentalists
Synchronicity Earth recently launched a new fund to support the emerging leaders of the youth movement pioneering action for the environment.
The Chrysalis Youth Fund pools donors together to support a common vision – the potential of the youth movement to create profound positive change. This funding approach enables donors to share knowledge and join forces, while reducing the administrative burden for fund providers and recipients.
Youth invited to take part in international leadership summit
Youth ages 13-25 are invited to join the 2023 EarthEcho International Youth Leadership Summit: Creating Comm-Ocean! This event will unite young ocean advocates in cities around the world throughout the weekend of November 4-5, and digitally through an online session, to build momentum for ocean climate action. Register by November 1 to reserve your seat for this free event at:www.earthecho.org/youth-summit.
#NatureForAll goes to the movies
The Green Film Network (GFN), an association representing 31 member festivals of extraordinary international reputation, in collaboratin with the IUCN Commission on Education and Communications, will now feature two new #NatureForAll film awards, for best feature and best short green films, at its annual GFN Award Event. This partnership between the two networks will enable partners to expand their reach and have access to a wider range of resources and connections. Learn more about the network and participate in events and program near you.
Join the world's most exciting classroom
Have you heard of the World’s Most Exciting Classroom? #NatureForAll partner Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants is broadcasting a series of live events over 100 weeks (until July 2025) as the Oosterschelde and DARWIN200 team make their way around the world, following Charles Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle.
Each week will feature live events intended to inspire students' curiosity and passion for learning. Featuring live guest speakers, live uplinks from the ship or in the location it is visiting, experiments classrooms can replicate, Q&A sessions, Kahoot! quizzes and even contests for exciting prizes.
The best part? This is free for classrooms everywhere to join!
Amazing resource on birds
Explore the world of birds thanks to “Alas Resilientes” – or resilient wings. Curated and researched by staff fromResiliente MX Ecosistemas y Comunidades Sostenibles A.C., this series of 35 fact sheets (and growing) features recordings and information of birds found throughout Mexico in an attractive and concrete way.
Support to UNESCO greening education project in India
The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication’s Nature Education for Sustainability Co-Chair, Dr. Vasanti Rao, was invited for consultation on "Greening Education Partnership - Getting Schools and Curricula Climate Ready” organised by UNESCO New Delhi, in partnership with theCentre for Environment Education in India in October 2023. A group of national education stakeholders and subject matter experts reviewed the first draft of the UNESCO Green School Quality Standard and Greening Curriculum Guidance. This project was a great opportunity as it aligned with theGlobal Lessons on Greening School Grounds & Outdoor Learning project NatureForAll partners are involved with.
Love of nature abounds at Breath of Fresh Air Summit
Attendees at the recent Breath of Fresh Air Summit in Ottawa, Canada, organised by Outdoor Play Canada, celebrated their love of and connection with nature during a #NatureForAll inspired evening. In what could only be termed a “#NatureForAll Love Fest”, attendees were invited to connect with each other by sharing personal stories of connecting with nature. A few even took to the stage to share their nature-connecting story.
Following this session, attendees were treated to a screening of the film Take It Outside, a documentary following four students who experience the magic of spending more time outside at their inner city public elementary school in Gatineau, Canada. The producer of the film, Susannah Heath-Eves, was joined by the school’s principal for a panel discussion.
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