State of Nature 2016: Scotland


This report would make a useful reference for secondary or teriary students studying Environmental Science or conservation/ resource management. In Scotland, one in every 11 species assessed is at risk of becoming extinct (9%) and for some groups of species that threat is even higher. Thankfully, there are…

Read More Published: 14.09.16

Great news about Tesco Bags of Help


Do you want to improve or run activities on your local greenspace but need some funding to make it happen? See this greenspace grant scheme's eligibility criteria and detailed application guidance  here and details of  Community Enablers contacts.


Read More Published: 01.09.16

Kingussie Primary pupils help launch Big Questions for Cairngorms National Park 27th June 2016


Cairngorms National Park is big – it covers 6 % of Scotland. The Big Park Big Questions is the consultation on the next Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan (NPPP) for 2017-22. These questions cover a range of issues including education and inclusion. Visit this CNP Authority news…

Read More Published: 27.07.16

Kindergartens in the Wild

There are more then 1,000 Forest Kindergartens in Germany and Switzerland. Scotland also has examples of this approach and Forestry Commission Scotland offers a Forest Kindergarten training programme. This Youtube video shows how children in a German Forest Kindergarten learn about the world through play and discovery.

Read More Published: 29.06.16

Outdoor learning: the secret to improving behaviour in schools


More evidence for the benfits of outdoor learning, from schools that have put this in to practice, in this Guardian article. " It’s all about purpose. Simply letting a class of 30 outdoors for a lesson does not make it learning". Follow the link for the full article.

Read More Published: 29.06.16

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