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A range of organisations work closely with, or are supported by, Environment & Forestry partners in Scotland. The learning resources the following websites provide may complement those shown here on the Outdoor Learning Directory.

Please note that the Outdoor Learning Directory is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Citizen Science & OPAL Surveys

Take part in Tree Health, Bugs Count, Air Quality, Soil and Earthworm, New Zealand Flatworm, Water and Biodiversity Surveys. The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network is a UK-wide citizen science initiative. In Scotland 4 teams provide support for schools and community groups. Click here to visit the website ››

Education Scotland Outdoor Learning

Inspiration and support for delivering the curriculum through outdoor learning. Education Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government with a remit to support quality and improvement in education. Click here to visit the website ››

Going Out There - Scottish Framework for Safe Practice in Off-site Visits

The framework provides tools, resources and accompanying examples of good practice for the planning and evaluation of different levels of outdoor experience and off-site visits, which are straightforward and user-friendly to apply.
Click here to visit the website ››

Grounds for Learning

Grounds for Learning is the Scottish programme of the UK charity Learning through Landscapes, and offers practical projects, training and resources to support outdoor learning and play for children. GfL also offer Just Playing, an additional website, to support play  Click here to visit the website ››

John Muir Award

The John Muir Award encourages everyone to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. The Award is open to people from all backgrounds, and is the educational initiative of the John Muir Trust. Four Challenges are at the heart of each John Muir Award; discover - explore - conserve - share. Click here to visit the website ››

My Park Scotland

Find out what’s on in a park near you in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Search all 254 parks by location, postcode or facilities. This is Scotland’s only crowd funding site specifically for parks and greenspace projects.  Click here to visit the website ››

National Improvement Hub

Education Scotland’s new gateway to educational improvement resources and support, providing practitioners with access to: self-evaluation and improvement tools, knowledge/research, teaching and assessment resources, exemplars of practice and support for on-line collaboration and networks. Search the NIH for outdoor learning resources. Click here to visit the website ››

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland

OWL Scotland is dedicated to increasing the use of Scotland's outdoor environments for learning, and is supported by Forestry Commission Scotland. Nationally OWL Scotland supports outdoor and woodland learning for local OWL groups through provision of grants, resources, advice, training and networking opportunities Click here to visit the website ››

Scotland’s Environment

Web Gateway to everything you need to know about Scotland’s Environment; air, water, land, climate, people and the environment, state of the environment summary, indicators and data. Includes a Get Learning section for teachers and learners, with maps, data, resources and useful links matched with Curriculum for Excellence levels and National Qualifications. Click here to visit the website ››

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 Gardens SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland