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

10thJanuary 2023

Ellie and Christina’s wild night out

Learning for Sustainability Scotland signposted this great article in Scotland: The Big Picture.  It tells the story of how experiencing wildlife up close in the Cairngorms National Park helped steer two young conservationist, Ellie and Christina, into roles in a landscape-scale restoration project. They want the doors to such opportunities [...]

10thJanuary 2023

UK woodland management horizon scan

In this blog post on Finding Nature (January 9, 2023) Professor Miles Richardson describes this ongoing horizon scan which aims to identify ‘emerging issues and opportunities affecting woodland management in the UK over the next 50 years’. As part of this exercise, Prof. Richardson welcomes comments on how the social, [...]

10thJanuary 2023

Why we should all learn to love stinging nettles

This article in the Conversation (January 9, 2023) explores the virtues of this stinging plant. Check out the nettle’s wildlife friendly role, and how it can support human and animal health and textile technology.

5thJanuary 2023

Looking back to look forward to the New Year

School Outdoor Learning have re-shared this list of purposeful questions posted by Creative STAR Learning Ltd. Why not try asking yourself these over the next couple of weeks, as part of your  reflective outdoor practice?