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

10thJanuary 2023

Why we should all learn to love stinging nettles

This article in the Conversation (January 9, 2023) explores the virtues of this stinging plant. Check out the nettle’s wildlife friendly role, and how it can support human and animal health and textile technology.

5thJanuary 2023

Nature, Mental Health & Tech

The Connecting Nature Enterprise Forum shares this very interesting webinar recording which explores developing technology for assessing and promoting exposure to nature for health and wellbeing. This includes innovative approaches like NatureScore for mapping areas for nature and health outcomes, and nature deprived communities in the USA. Also in development [...]

5thJanuary 2023

Looking back to look forward to the New Year

School Outdoor Learning have re-shared this list of purposeful questions posted by Creative STAR Learning Ltd. Why not try asking yourself these over the next couple of weeks, as part of your  reflective outdoor practice?

5thJanuary 2023

Urban nature-based solutions (NbS) – webinar recording now available

Urban nature-based solutions (NbS) have the potential to offer cities a range of opportunities to build climate resilience, improve people’s health and wellbeing, foster social cohesion, enhance biodiversity and develop nature-based enterprises that contribute positively to local economies. However, this is at risk if people work within silos. The Connecting [...]