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Outdoor educational grant for Aberdeenshire

Grants

The Jo Walters Trust is offering Aberdeenshire Grants of up to £2,000 for outdoor educational projects with a strong link to Aberdeenshire. The deadline is 31st July 2019. Follow the link for further information. Thanks to Creative STAR Learning for sharing. 

Read More Published: 11.07.19

Why invest in nature? Young people film competition winners announced

This SNH news item (22 June 2019) reveals the overall and category winners who submitted film entries with the aim to encourage businesses to see the benefits of the natural world. All films can be viewed here.

Read More Published: 10.07.19

Junior Rangers make their mark at Duthie Park, Aberdeen

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SNH news (2 July 2019) describes how Lochside Academy pupils have taken on their new role as part of a joint project between the Duthie Park Rangers and Scottish Natural Heritage. SNH is seeking to support new junior groups in Scotland’s towns and cities.

Read More Published: 10.07.19

Bringing children closer to nature – Forest School 2019 report released

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This Bringing Children Closer to Nature survey report collates evidence concerning barriers and opportunities to Forest School practice and outdoor learning in wooded areas and forests in England, and to quantify any issues regarding the establishment and sustaining of Forest Schools.

Read More Published: 09.07.19

Is your research focus on educational practice in Scotland?

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The Scottish Outdoor Learning Research Hub  is interested in connecting with people interested in 'close-to-practice research' and supporting them to share their work with wider audiences and develop their skills. Please email for more information.

Read More Published: 09.07.19

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