Miscellaneous

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

5thJanuary 2022

How Britain’s favourite festive birds got their names

This article in The Conversation (23 December 2021) describes the names of the birds through their historical  English speaking origins. This includes the robin, nuthatch, blue tit, blackbird, and turtle dove.

22ndDecember 2021

Give all kids a nature-filled future – a call from Richard Louv

In the last Children & Nature Network issue of the year, co-founder and renowned author Richard Louv reports on a growing mental health crisis in America, brought on by the pandemic and the impacts of global climate change. This includes the rise of eco-anxiety among young people. He also highlights the [...]

21stDecember 2021

Callum’s mushroom teepee

Grow Wild manage a Nationwide Youth Project. Check out Callum’s story on Grow Wild’s Instagram page. Callum is a member of Parklea Branching Out, Port Glasgow, an organisation that helps individuals with support needs to fulfill their potential, through horticultural activities.