YOYP: Dreaming of auks

This blog post from Scottish Natural Heritage on February 7, 2018, describes a PhD student’s journey from university studies to Work Placement experience with SNH in 2014-15.

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Outdoor Learning and Play Policy and Guidance in Scotland

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Creative STAR Learning provides useful overview/one-stop-shop for Outdoor Learning and Play Policy and Guidance in Scotland 

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Outdoor Learning & Play Research and Articles

Interested in outdoor learning research? This Facebook group set up by Juliet Robertson of Creative STAR Learning shares useful research and articles

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Research comparing Science student learning motivation on indoor and outdoor learning programmes

This research paper reports that outdoor residential programs using exploratory learning methodology can drastically improve the student's learning attitudes. Students showed increased self-regulation in the outdoors.   “Learning” was perceived as more “free” with the outdoor experiential approach, and was associated with being in nature. On the basis of…

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YOYP: A career in Geographic Information Systems


There are many ways to connect people with Scotland’s nature. In this SNH blog post, Tina describes her experience as a young person working in the GIS field since leaving university, and her role as a STEM Ambassador.

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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