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

16thApril 2024

Biodiversity and Glasgow University

Read about how the University of Glasgow manages its greenspace. This blog post on Scottish Pollinators (11 April 2024) shares many of the actions taking place across the University estate to help nature.

16thApril 2024

Clyde Climate Forest takes root across West Dunbartonshire

This spring, more than 60 volunteers dug in to plant over 600 trees in Whitecrook, Clydebank to create a new native woodland as part of the wider Clyde Climate Forest initiative. Local schools, community groups and corporate volunteers worked together with staff from environmental charity Green Action Trust, who are [...]

9thApril 2024

University of Edinburgh explores learning in the outdoors

Take a look at this great web based resource developed by Edinburgh Earth Initiative at the University of Edinburgh:  Integrating nature based and outdoor learning in HE Discover ways of conceptualising this type of learning, and practical guidelines, site details, and resources to enable educators to transform where and how [...]

9thApril 2024

QMU supports outdoor learning and Wee Forests

Listen to this recent BBC Radio Scotland Scotland Outdoors (6 April 2024) programme (sign in required). Join Patrick Boxall (lecturer in Education, Queen Margaret University) for a tour around the new outdoor learning hub and Wee Forest. Listen to him describe the benefits of learning in nature outdoors (from 1.14.37 [...]