Find updates on play, learning, and the environment, from across the wider network in Scotland – and beyond.

22ndSeptember 2022

Why we might be getting outdoor education (very) wrong

School Outdoor Learning have shared this TES article about outdoor education. In particular, this quote stood out, "No research proves that forest school is any more beneficial than any other type of outdoor learning." The point being that all time spent learning outdoors is good for children and teachers. Forest [...]

14thSeptember 2022

New to Nature placements launched

Greenspace Scotland share the news that Groundwork UK have launched the New to Nature project. New to Nature will see young people aged 18-25 given new, full-time, temporary jobs in nature and landscape organisations across the UK (including Scotland), increasing diversity and enriching the sector.

30thAugust 2022

Finding new ways to promote adventurous play

School Outdoor Learning has shared an interview with Tim Gill (15 August 2022) on this topic. This is available in text format and an audio link. Tim refers to play in school time and in local neighbourhoods, with a cultural shift towards over-protection.

23rdAugust 2022

Sole Sisters

In this article in Scotland’s Nature (August 23, 2022),  Halima Hussein describes an outdoor adventure group that allows a space for Scottish Muslim girls and women to get out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves in the outdoors. Have a look and see what the Sole Sisters get up [...]

23rdAugust 2022

Woodland Wheels Community Cycle Rides

This article in Scotland’s  Nature ( August 17, 2022)  describes a project which is encouraging people from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds to discover and enjoy the benefits of local woodlands and green spaces.

19thAugust 2022

Teen girls get up-close look at work of female scientists

Interested in how an outdoor experience can help young women develop their STEM careers? Check out this article GeoGirls all shook up at Mount St. Helens geology, tech camp published August 2022, in the US publication The Columbian. Also, read how Steam Beans is demystifying nature — and science — [...]