Awesome autumn activities


Falling leaves, warm forest colours and fresh seasonal produce mean there is something for everyone to enjoy during autumn. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you can get crafty or cook up a feast from nature’s own larder, with ideas shared by Forestry Commision Scotland.

Read More Published: 27.09.16

Game of cones - school gamers have been recruited to save trees

Seven Scottish research institutes have worked with computer game designers to create the virtual forest survival strategy game CALEDON, launched in Glasgow on 21st September 2016. Read more in this Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh news item.

Read More Published: 21.09.16

A High School student’s point of view…

Millie Pringle is a student at Wallington High School for Girls, and recently spent a week’s internship with SNH and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Here, she shares some thoughts on how we could involve more people in spreading the benefits of nature.

Read More Published: 21.09.16

Busting the myths on outdoor learning in schools


This blog post (21 July 2016) by Jim Burt, Natural England’s Principal Adviser for Outdoor Learning busts 4 main myths about outdoor learning and provides further evidence to support this way of teaching.

Read More Published: 21.09.16

State of Nature 2016: Scotland


This report would make a useful reference for secondary or teriary students studying Environmental Science or conservation/ resource management. In Scotland, one in every 11 species assessed is at risk of becoming extinct (9%) and for some groups of species that threat is even higher. Thankfully, there are…

Read More Published: 14.09.16

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