Our planet's climate is changing and we humans are part of the cause.  Find out how climate change might affect us and the animals and plants we share our planet with.  How can we help make a difference?

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2014 warmest year on record

This means that 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have occurred since the year 2000.  This serves as further confirmation that human emissions o...

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2015 is warmest year ever recorded

Data collected by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showed that the global average temperature was 0.13C warmer t...

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Are we now living in the Anthropocene?

The geological time of our planet is divided up into epochs.  You will have no doubt have heard of Jurassic Park.  Well, the Jurassic ran from 200 ...

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Climate Change

The earth's climate has seen many changes in its 4.55 billion years.

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Climate Change Update Part 1

The last time Conservation Education looked at the subject of climate change was in 2006.  In the last nine years, like the climate, some of the th...

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Climate Change Update Part 3

The problem is already here In recent years, we have seen Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013, superstorm Sandy hit New York, New Jersey ...

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Climate Change and Animals

This factsheet takes a look at some of the challenges that animals might have to face in the future.  How does climate change affect them?

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Climate Change update Part 2

Why are they called ‘fossil’ fuels? Around 165 million years ago, vast numbers of little animals and plants called plankton lived in the world’s...

Conservation Education 13 - Energy

The Young People’s Trust for the Environment is delighted to announce that its residential Environmental Discovery Courses will be available in 200...

Conservation Education 22 - Weather

Britain is famous for its changeable weather. We are always talking about it and there is a saying “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minute...

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Ecocide

It is against the law to steal from or hurt other people, and it is against the law to kill another person.  But, is it against the law to destroy ...

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Global Warming

Global warming is the increase of average world temperatures as a result of what is known as the greenhouse effect. 

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Have Your Say winners visit Brussels

The winners met with MEPs at the European Parliament and were able to both deliver their presentations on their chosen topics to some of Europe's k...

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New videos now available

The two new short films, made by YPTE are on 'How electricity is made' and 'Renewable energy'.  Please take a look!

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Play YPTE's first online game now!

In this game, you need to help Peter cross the ice in the hunt for food! There's a slight problem. Although real polar bears can swim a long way - ...

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Polar Bear

The polar bear is the world's largest land carnivore and one of the largest of the bear family.

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Rainforests

This set of lesson plans looks at rainforests, with particular focus on the Amazon.  Suitable across Key Stage 2 & of considerable value at Key...

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Sustainable development

This suite of lessons looks at the environmental threats to our planet & provides plenty of involving interactive tasks to help children unders...

The Earth is Melting!

The first of our winning entries for Have Your Say on Sustainability, YPTE and Eurostar's video making competition for young people aged 11-18. Thi...

The Greenhouse Effect

Here is a short video to explain the greenhouse effect.  Great for teachers to use in lessons!