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New Plantlife Scotland resource for schools

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Secrets of the Celtic Rainforest now includes a great new resource for primary and early years children as a downloadable storybook about the adventures of  Ghillie Dhu (the forest sprite) and the plants he meets along the way. These include Scottish curriculum-linked activities for children and teacher background notes…

Read More Published: 12.01.17

Links between natural environments and learning: evidence briefing

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This briefing note from Natural England (14 July 2016) focuses on the impacts of learning in natural environments and the impacts of natural environments on learning processes and outcomes. It highlights positive associations as well as gaps in the evidence.

Read More Published: 12.01.17

Get wild with the Clyde and Avon Valley Wildlife Campaign 2017

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Follow this link for details about the Clyde and Avon Valley Wildlife Challenge and 500 Words Competition 2017 and how to get involved.

Read More Published: 05.01.17

Growing Up Wild natural play conference resources

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Follow this link to find inspiring links and resources from Lanarkshire's first ever natural play conference, which took place on 12th November 2016 in Hamilton.

Read More Published: 04.01.17

Nature–based interventions for mental health and wellbeing

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1 in 10 of school children in the UK suffer from a mental health disorder - that is around three children in every class. This November edition of CJS Focus looks at inclusion and at barriers to using greenspace, including nature–based interventions for mental health and wellbeing.

Read More Published: 08.12.16

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