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Seeing the wood for the trees

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Are you working with early years? Have a look at excellent paper (October 2018) by Henry Mathias, NCS Strategic Lead, Care Inspectorate, Scotland, which describes how the regulation of early learning and childcare has changed to improve children’s experience of outdoor play in Scotland.

Read More Published: 17.01.19

John Muir Trust news

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Keep up to date with all the Trust’s current and past news, including the John Muir Award, via this link. 

Read More Published: 17.01.19

A natural progression – connection with nature

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Natural Resources Wales have produced this great natural progression model to help everyone explore when, where, and how they can interact with their environment through lifelong progressive steps, with a summary infographic free to download. Why not use this to review your school’s connection with nature? 

Read More Published: 16.01.19

Pupils develop products to get more people outdoors and improve mental health

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This Scottish Natural Heritage post (December 19, 2018) shares a 6th year pupil’s guest blog about Culloden Inspire, the Young Enterprise team from Culloden Academy, and tells us about the innovative products they’ve developed. 

Read More Published: 16.01.19

Sustainable Development Goals Resources – Free!

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Check out this new Scotdec resource for primary schools to teach the Sustainable Development Goals. 17 activity postcards each introduce a goal, with some activities to be delivered outdoors. The resource plus an accompanying booklet can be downloaded for free, with limited hard copies available by email

Read More Published: 16.01.19

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