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Residential experiences and the John Muir Award

Interdisciplinary Primary, Secondary SNH

This case study describes how the Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre supports schools, youth and adult groups to take part in the John Muir Award and experience the outdoors around Lochgoilhead in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, using a two year cross-curricular model.

View PDF Created by SNH | Published: 15.03.18

Woodland Play in Schools

Health_Wellbeing, Practicalities Primary FCS

This film published by Grounds for Learning on 21 February 2018 film tells the story of how 3 schools have started to provide regular child-led free play in woodlands that are either in or immediately adjacent to their school grounds. Find out how children are developing social skills, improving behaviour,…

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Grounds For Learning Curriculum For Excellence Links

Maths_Numeracy, Literacy_English, Sciences, Expressive_Arts, Technologies, Social_Studies, Religious_Moral Primary SNH

GfL have now linked their resources and extra ideas, generated by teachers, to the CfE Experiences and Outcomes, for each Curriculum Area. Follow the link below for access to curriculum area resources.

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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.

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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

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