The OWL Scotland National Networking Event 2018 – book early to avoid disappointment!


This event will take place from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February 2018 at Kindrogan Field Studies Centre near Pitlochry. Find out more and book your place here. Priority will be given to OWL Scotland members.

Read More Published: 28.11.17

A Gaelic interpretation of our night skies


This Scottish Natural Heritage blog post (Gaelic/ English) encourages us to look at the heavens during these long dark nights, and describes how the Gaels interpret the constellation known in English as Orion.

Read More Published: 28.11.17

Early Years landscapes for play research

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Research by Mairana Brussoni et al on Landscapes for play: Effects of an intervention to promote nature-based risky play in early childhood centres highlights the positive effects on children’s play behaviour and wellbeing in outdoor spaces using natural materials. Juliet Robertson shared this via the Facebook Group ‘Outdoor…

Read More Published: 28.11.17

Do we need more research evidence that Outdoor and Forest nurseries benefit children?


This BBC news article (22 November 2017) describes how an academic has called for more research into the benefits of outdoor learning as demand for forest nurseries rises in parts of London. It describes children’s experiences in forest nurseries and parental responses.

Read More Published: 28.11.17

Pupil peatland protection action by the UK’s most northerly school

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This SNH blog post Intrepid Conservers and Explorers describes how students from Baltasound Junior High School, Unst, Shetland Isles, helped to restore an eroded ‘hill track’ to bog, as part of their John Muir Award.

Read More Published: 07.11.17

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