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Ernest Cook Trust Grants Programme (UK)

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Schools and not for profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest in the countryside; and literacy, numeracy and science can apply to the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT) grants programme, which operates small grants under £4,000; and large grants between £4,000 and £12,000. At the autumn meeting, projects…

Read More Published: 25.01.18

Travel Grants for Young People to Research Green Infrastructure (Scotland)

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To raise awareness and support delivery of green infrastructure in central Scotland, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) is offering young people aged 18 to 25 the opportunity to apply for a grant towards travel anywhere in the world to develop their knowledge on a specific topic related…

Read More Published: 25.01.18

Young people share their inspirational volunteering stories

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In this Scotland’s Nature blog post post (January 22, 2018), Kirsten Brewster writes about her diverse experience of volunteering, and how it has shaped her career within the environmental sector. Watch this SNH YouTube video, where Kirsty Fisher tells us about her volunteering experience at SNH Battleby,…

Read More Published: 25.01.18

The Suitability Core Fact. Building better schools: Investing in Scotland’s future

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This refreshed guidance document (November 2017) by the Scottish Government and partners reports on the suitability of the School Estate i.e. whether a school is fit for the purpose of delivering the education curriculum. It includes references to the importance of external spaces for outdoor learning.

Read More Published: 03.01.18

The Importance of Language in connecting to the Natural World

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Do children today know the word for 'acorn'?. This Forest School Association guest blog by John Cree (22 December 2017) explores the use of language in the natural world and celebrates Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris’s book ‘Lost Words’.

Read More Published: 03.01.18

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