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Our Forests Our Future (Scotdec)

Interdisciplinary, Sciences, Social_Studies Primary, Secondary FCS

This online resource explores the interdependence of people and forests and the vital role forests play in sustaining our environment, through 4 sections, with Teachers’ Notes. Comparing and contrasting Scots Pine forest with Congo Basin rainforest, it encourages reflection and exploration of positive solutions for a sustainable future, as Active…

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Industrial heritage sites

Social_Studies Secondary FCS

Scotland has many important industrial sites tracing the growth and development of the Industrial Revolution, including iron works, coal pits, slate mines and lead mines. Several of these sites are on what is now the national forest estate, including Wilsontown Ironworks.

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World War Two sites

Social_Studies Secondary FCS

Walk in the footsteps of history at the fascinating World War II sites that pepper the coastal forest sites of Scotland. These pages include information on anti-invasion defences and the Women's Timber Corps.

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Tree Name Trail

Sciences Any_Age FCS

Identify the trees your leaves come from with this interactive learning resource.

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Forest Factfile: Forest cycle

Social_Studies Any_Age FCS

Stages in the forest cycle are described: 1) designing a woodland 2) in the tree nursery 3) tree planting 4) thinning, and 5) harvesting or cutting down the trees

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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