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OPAL science videos on data sampling, collection and recording

Sciences Primary, Secondary SEPA

A range of useful videos produced in partnership with Education Scotland and OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) on Scotland’s Environment web Get Learning pages. These include Recording earthworms, Measuring soil pH, Measuring tree height, Pitfall traps, Pond dipping, Sampling strategies, Small mammal trapping, Soil texture and Water clarity and pH.

View Other Created by SEPA | Published: 15.02.18

John Muir Award Literacy and Nature Resource Guide

Literacy_English Primary, Secondary SNH

A fantastic resource with many additional links to explore the links between literacy and nature with ideas to develop your own approach, including Gaelic opportunities and further reading.

View N/A Created by SNH | Published: 29.11.17

Biodiversity data

Sciences, Social_Studies Secondary SEPA

Scotland's environment website provides a very useful overview of Biodiversity data including a selection of key topics, plus mapping and recording resources. These could support Senior Phase and tertiary level students.

View Other Created by SEPA | Published: 15.11.17

Wildfowl fly over history at Caerlaverock

Sciences, Social_Studies Primary, Secondary SNH

This SNH blog post describes how this National Nature Reserve by the Nith estuary has witnessed human history and battles from the Romans onwards.

View N/A Created by SNH | Published: 07.11.17

Where have all the flowers gone? The impact of herbivores on woodlands in Scotland and Europe.

Sciences, Social_Studies Secondary SNH

This thought provoking blog post by Kate Holl, SNH’s woodland advisor, explores why the ground flora of Scottish woodland differs so markedly from those in other European countries, illustrated by visits to sites in France, Norway and Iceland. She reflects on how browsing pressure by herbivores differs between countries. This…

View Other Created by SNH | Published: 12.10.17

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