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My Place Photography Competition 2019

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The Scottish Civic Trust My Place competition has now been judged and winner will be announced on 25th April! Take a look at the online galleries for all the primary and secondary entries.

Read More Published: 25.04.19

Changes to Forestry in Scotland - 2 new agencies in place from 1st April 2019

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Forestry Commission Scotland and Forest Enterprise Scotland now no longer exist. From 1 April 2019 forestry has been fully devolved and two new Scottish Government agencies accountable to Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Parliament have been created. Find out more here.

Read More Published: 24.04.19

Family Fresh Air Club Dundee

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This SNH web page about the Dundee Green Health Partnership (DGHP) includes a video about the Familiy Fresh air Club where Laura Blackie, Countryside Ranger at Dundee City Council, talks about the health benefits of the Family Fresh Air Club outings around Dundee.

Read More Published: 23.04.19

Nature lowers stress hormones

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This Children & Nature Network blog post by Melissa Breyer (April 12, 2019) describes a new study reveals that for urban dwellers, spending just 20 minutes with natural elements significantly lowers stress. Provided with permission from the Children & Nature Network

Read More Published: 23.04.19

Youth Development in Nature: an interview by Richard Louv

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This Children & Nature Network blog post by Richard Louv (April 15, 2019) explores the link between youth work and nature, through an interview with Karen Pittman. (Copyright Richard Louv. All rights reserved).

Read More Published: 23.04.19

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