News

Nature–based interventions for mental health and wellbeing

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1 in 10 of school children in the UK suffer from a mental health disorder - that is around three children in every class. This November edition of CJS Focus looks at inclusion and at barriers to using greenspace, including nature–based interventions for mental health and wellbeing.

Read More Published: 08.12.16

John Muir Award growing by 15% a year in Scottish schools

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 Toby Clark, John Muir Award Scotland Manager, takes a closer look at what is being achieved in Scotland’s schools, in this December 8, 2016 post by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Read More Published: 08.12.16

Strathpeffer Primary children take a walk on the wildcat side

Events

This SNH news release (30 November 2016) describes how local schoolchildren have taken part in a day of activities to help endangered Scottish wildcats in Strathpeffer.

Read More Published: 08.12.16

2020 targets for outdoor learning on track

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Scottish Natural Heritage has completed its first annual progress report on the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy a Route Map to 2020. Priority Project 6. Taking Learning Outdoors aims to increase school access to greenspace and nature for outdoor learning as part of the wider ‘Learning for Sustainability’ agenda.

Read More Published: 06.12.16

Cairngorms Nature Young Presenter 2017 - vote for your favourite!

Who should win the title of Cairngorms Nature Young Presenter 2017? View the shortlisted videos HERE and choose the one you feel would most inspire people to get outside and get involved in nature. Voting closes 12 noon Monday 5 December. 

Read More Published: 22.11.16

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