22 April has been designated by the United Nations as International Mother Earth Day. This is a global day of action on climate change and biodiversity. Education Scotland is committing to doing even more to embed Learning for Sustainability into its plans and we’re inviting education settings across Scotland to do the same. This will help us prepare and make the most of the UN COP26 Summit which is being held in Scotland in November this year.
Check out the Earth Day video message from Gayle Gorman, Chief Executive of Education Scotland and Chief Inspector of Education: https://youtu.be/TS0IGUhC6SY
Share your Earth Day plans with @EdScotLfS using the hashtag #EarthDay2021 #ThisisLfS
Further support, resources and ideas:
- Visit the official Earth Day website to see all the live action and events
- Check out Education Scotland’s Learning for Sustainability summary page on the National Improvement Hub
- See the great selection of resources on our Learning for Sustainability Wakelet
- Join our new Learning for Sustainability Practitioner Network in MS Teams in Glow to connect and work with other practitioners
- Commit to adopting a whole school and community approach to Learning for Sustainability
- Looking for support and ideas to embed Learning for Sustainability into your improvement plan? Join Education Scotland’s webinar from 5-6pm on 10th May. Watch this space for registration details.
- Education Scotland and YouthLink Scotland are hosting an Open Forum event for partner agencies who are planning activities for COP26. Time: 10:00 to 11:30 on 5th May. Watch this space for registration details.
- Read Education Scotland’s Climate Change in Scottish Education Briefing
- Learn about Scotland’s national 2030 vision and action plan for Learning for Sustainability
- Find out why Scotland’s young people are world-leading global citizens and what more we can do to support them
- Undertake some online professional learning in sustainability: What does sustainability mean? – FutureLearn
Happy Earth Day!