Why Outdoor Learning


Read this blog post by Martin Smith (July 31, 2018) on the Every Child Should website, and find useful references from the evidence base.

Read More Published: 29.08.18

Describing a progression in childhood learning


This draft (June 2018) document from the Institute of Outdoor Learning (IOL)  describes a progression of outcomes, opportunities and experiences, which could be useful when planning learning outdoors. The aim for IOL is to encourage debate, seek support providers of outdoor learning and influence UK government through the…

Read More Published: 29.08.18

Scotland’s Pollinators – buzzing with life


This short film published by Scottish Natural Heritage (23 Aug 2018) explains the importance of Scotland's pollinating insects, some of the issues they face and what we can do to help.

Read More Published: 23.08.18

Scotland ‘gets it right’ for children

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Child in the City report (30-07-2018) on Chief Executive of Play Scotland, Marguerite Hunter Blair and the Getting it Right for Play programme, designed to develop high-level national play policy initiatives that should greatly benefit Scotland’s communities by ensuring the child’s ‘right to play’.

Read More Published: 02.08.18

National Playday: It’s good for adults as well as kids

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This article on National Playday by Andrew Sharkey in The Scotsman (1st August 2018) outlines the benefits of outdoor play, learning and Scouting in Scotland

Read More Published: 01.08.18

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