Green fingered mentors sought in Scotland!

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RHS is looking for volunteers from the horticultural industry (Glasgow and Edinburgh areas) to mentor small teams of 12-14 year old students through the Green Plan It challenge. Find out more and apply to be a Green Plan It mentor here. 

Read More Published: 15.08.19

Lochgilphead High School pupils get snappy!

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This blog post on August 14, 2019 by Scottish Natural Heritage describes how 10 pupils with additional support needs (ASN) took part in the Snapberry project at Taynish National Nature Reserve, with great results, including remarkable responses from the children in nature. 

Read More Published: 14.08.19

Learn about brilliant bugs in Scotland


Have a look at this free to download Buglife education pack.

Read More Published: 13.08.19

Using outdoor space to improve numeracy, and parents’ knowledge


A great success story from Friockheim Primary School’s Action Team for Partnership (ATP) made up of parents and teachers, and shared by Connect (Scottish Parent teacher council). The goals were to improve transition in the Early Years by developing a shared outdoor learning space and develop the school…

Read More Published: 08.08.19

Regional Improvement Collaboratives: What are they?

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A useful summary (25th February 2019) from Connect (Scottish Parent Teacher Council) about the six Regional Improvement Collaboratives (RICs) formed from Scotland’s  32 local authorities (councils), with the purpose of improving education and closing the poverty-related attainment gap in the schools in their areas. 

Read More Published: 08.08.19

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry Commission Scotland Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland