Research

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

21stJuly 2022

Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood

This Special Issue “Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood” is in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). It seeks papers describing outdoor play and learning interventions and initiatives designed to promote the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioural development of [...]

21stJuly 2022

Practitioner Guide to Assessing Connection to Nature

This very useful guide provides a “one-stop shop” for the range of approaches which can be used for measuring nature connections and the impact of engagement programmes, activities and events. There are a range of measures described, designed for different purposes. This guide helps the practitioner to select the best [...]

19thJuly 2022

Planning and creating space for teenage girls

This journal article has been published in Town and Country Planning, Vol 91 No 3 May/Jun 2022, pp153-154. It looks at the issues around planning and creating parks and other public places that are welcoming to teenage girls. The article suggests that the opportunity needs to be taken to engage [...]