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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

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Health_Wellbeing Any_Age SNH

This document, available to download from the John Muir Trust website, outlines the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing', developed by The Centre for Wellbeing at the New Economics Foundation. It illustrates how schools, mental health support groups, and outdoor centres have used the John Muir Award to help promote these themes.

View N/A Created by SNH | Published: 29.06.17

Avoiding bugs and germs outdoors

Health_Wellbeing Any_Age Any

This NHS resource offers simple precautions to help you avoid most bugs and germs, including ticks, whilst enjoying Scotland's outdoors.

View N/A Created by Any | Published: 22.06.17

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

Climate Ready Places Lesson Plans

Interdisciplinary, Social_Studies, Health_Wellbeing, Practicalities Primary, Secondary SNH

These Adaptation Scotland resources help students to think about their place and different environments, climate change impacts, aspects of their place and how they might improve it, plus consider their own place in the context of a changing climate. These resources could support place based learning outdoors.

View Other Created by SNH | Published: 07.03.17

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