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Funding for residential trips!

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Support your  school or youth group residential trip to outdoor spaces through this Scottish Youth Hostel Association fund  available for schools and youth groups to support accommodation and full catering costs for up to 3 nights in any of the Hostelling Scotland Youth Hostels.  Closing date is  2nd…

Read More Published: 24.05.18

Get measuring outdoors – it’s National Numeracy Day 16th May 2018!

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Have a look at Tree Measuring – Connecting Trees with Curriculum for Excellence and other numeracy resources signposted on this website. Simply search for ‘numeracy’ on the main Search and under the News tab. We are all #numberspeople- especially when it gets real outdoors!

Read More Published: 16.05.18

Free seed packs from Eco Schools to grow butterfly friendly plants

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Eco Schools have some seed packs remaining to give away to schools. Contact them here.

Read More Published: 01.05.18

International day of Forest Kindergarten is 3rd May 2018

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Find more information by visiting the Global Forest Kindergarten platform.

Read More Published: 01.05.18

Dull play areas don’t encourage outdoor play

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This Child in the City article (20th April 2018) describes research indicating that the dullness of  play areas is the reason why two-thirds of Dutch children never play outside or only once a week, and describes generational and gender differences. Favourite play areas were the schoolyard, the garden…

Read More Published: 26.04.18

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