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Citizen Science and Curriculum for Excellence

Sciences, Technologies, Social_Studies, Health_Wellbeing Any_Age SEPA

This Education Scotland document explores what citizen science is, how engaging young people in citizen science can support skills and careers, curriculum areas and STEM approaches, plus citizen science across history and cultures, how to get involved, and useful links.

View PDF (1.6 MB) Created by SEPA | Published: 02.03.16

Identification guides and resources

Sciences Any_Age SNH

Download these free resources from OPAL to help you identify some common British plants and animals. These guides include trees, hedgerow plants, seaweeds, lichens, earthworms, aquatic invertebrates, house spiders, amphibians, bats, and many more. OPAL partners in Scotland include TCV, supported by SNH.

View Other Created by SNH | Published: 14.12.15

Air Pollution Teaching Pack

Sciences, Social_Studies, Health_Wellbeing Primary, Secondary SEPA

Produced by SEPA and North Lanarkshire Council, with Education Scotland, this pack is designed to encourage pupils to think about air quality. It contains geography and science activities and practical outdoor experiments

View Other (2.9 KB) Created by SEPA | Published: 12.11.15

Secrets of the Celtic Rainforest

Sciences, Social_Studies Early_Years, Primary, Secondary SNH

This new Plantlife Scotland project explores the internationally important Atlantic woodlands of Scotland and the unique species that live there, with online resources for teachers and educators. Follow Ghillie Dhu, the online forest guardian sprite!

View N/A Created by SNH | Published: 11.11.15

Wriggle – a fun look at worms and soil

Sciences, Social_Studies Any_Age SEPA

SEPA’s Wriggle social network resource takes a light-hearted but factual look at the lives of worms and the importance of soil. This would support exploring soil and invertebrates outdoors and developing wormeries in school or nursery grounds.

View PDF (19.6 MB) Created by SEPA | Published: 03.11.15

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