Find updates on play, learning, and the environment, from across the wider network in Scotland – and beyond.
Young people help to create wildflower areas in North Lanarkshire parks
Local authorities are becoming much more savvy managing their parks and greenspaces. This post in Scottish pollinators A shift in emphasis (26 January 2023) describes how North Lanarkshire Council has created a series of trial wildflower areas within high profile public parks. Another smart Lanarkshire move has been to encourage the [...]
Everyone’s a winner
This post in Scottish Pollinators (19 January 2023) reports on Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Its Your Neighbourhood’winning projects, where communities are supporting biodiversity and engaging and educating local people. Yorkhill Greenspaces in Glasgow retained their Pollinator Friendly prize. Calling on the support of more than 100 volunteers, and 90 pupils from [...]
Towns and cities resources showcasing nature based solutions
The Scottish Wildlife Trust have collated a number of examples, case studies and useful resources for urban nature-based solutions, demonstrating the challenges we face that can be helped by nature-based solutions in our towns and cities. This website page shares great examples of urban nature-based solutions in action.
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 [...]
Scottish Invasive Species Initiative School Film Project
Check out the final two productions from the SISI Primary School Film project! Primary school pupils have worked with SISI staff and Media Education to learn about invasive species and film making. Milnes Primary School have created a film about Japanese knotweed - and what we can to do tackle [...]
What’s stopping the widescale use of nature-based solutions in our towns and cities?
This blog post from the Scottish Wildlife Trust explores why nature-based solutions are not being used more to help our towns and cities mitigate and adapt to climate change. A link is provided to the full repprt (November 2022). This ties in with the nature-based knowledge which need to be [...]