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Fire Guidance for outdoor and woodland learning

Interdisciplinary Any_Age FCS

Outdoor & Woodland Learning (OWL) Scotland summary guidance to support skills development, training and specialist guidance delivered by trained practitioners. This includes: introducing fire to groups, building & lighting a fire, using fire outdoors, benefits of fire activities, environmental considerations, and activity risk/ benefit assessment forms.

View PDF (1.6 MB) Created by FCS | Published: 19.07.17

Tool Use Guidance for outdoor and woodland learning

Technologies, Health_Wellbeing, Practicalities Any_Age FCS

Outdoor & Woodland Learning (OWL) Scotland summary guidance to support skills development, training and specialist guidance delivered by trained practitioners. This includes: introducing tools to groups, using tools outdoors, a safety checklist, guides on tools and when to use them, benefits of tool use activities, and activity risk/ benefit assessment…

View PDF (1.9 MB) Created by FCS | Published: 19.07.17

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland June 2017 Bulletin

Interdisciplinary Any_Age FCS

Latest OWL Scotland news on resources, events and more.

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Check for ticks

Health_Wellbeing Any_Age FCS

This Forestry Commission Information webpage provides clear advice on how to identify ticks and how to remove them quickly. A simple diagram shows key points on the body to check, helpful for all including groups working outdoors with children.

View Other Created by FCS | Published: 22.06.17

Scotland’s Native Woodlands A learning resource for Senior Phase Environmental Science

Sciences, Social_Studies Secondary FCS

This OWL Scotland website resource enables teachers and pupils to access and interpret the results of the Native Woodland Survey of Scotland, to support Environmental Science National 4 & National 5. It explores historical impacts, explains mapping and survey techniques and introduces skills required for data interpretation, tree identification and…

View PDF (3.7 MB) Created by FCS | Published: 25.04.17

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