Research

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

9thNovember 2021

Play, in all its forms

The Forest School Association have shared (4 November 2021) this blog post by Stefania Donzelli on Autistic Play at Forest School. The discussion draws on a wide range of research articles on pretend play in different forms.

2ndNovember 2021

The state of nature – insect facts

This post in Scottish Pollinators (28 October 2021) discusses the latest biodiversity crisis evidence report. It explores the facts (and misinformation) around insect population statistics and trends. Given that about 90% of all species of animals in the world are insects, assessments of the state of nature require a finger [...]

21stOctober 2021

Do you, or your pupils, really notice nature?

Read how How actively noticing nature (not just time in nature) helps promote nature connectedness. This is another Finding Nature blog by Professor Miles Richardson (posted 19 October 2021), based on recent research findings.

19thOctober 2021

Living Ash Project – report a tree

Have you seen a healthy ash tree surrounded by dying ash trees? The Living Ash Project aims to identify a large and diverse number of ash trees with good tolerance to ash dieback. This is to help breed future stocks of health and resistant trees.  This might be worth exploring [...]