Primary education students explore climate change


This paper (in Scottish Educational Research Journal, Vol 51 No 1 2019) describes ways used to engage primary education students in socio-scientific discussion focused on climate change, based on a case study looking at a group of University of West of Scotland primary education undergraduates. The author examines academic…

Read More Published: 21.10.20

Supporting Learning Outdoors launched 21st October 2020


The Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education has announced the launch of the Supporting Learning Outdoors (SLO) professional e-learning course to assist non-teaching staff: instructors, classroom assistants and third sector organisations, who want to work in partnership with schools to deliver meaningful curriculum based outdoor learning. Due to Scottish Government…

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More people outdoor in Scotland enjoying nature after lockdown

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NatureScot shares news (14 October 2020) of the second wave of research into how our relationship with the outdoors and nature has changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, carried out in partnership with Scottish Forestry, the Cairngorms National Park Authority and Paths for All.

Read More Published: 20.10.20

Sustainable and active travel


Youth Scotland have shared the news that Scouts Scotland have teamed up with Sustrans Scotland to launch a new activity pack to encourage Scouts to be active outdoors, explore the local neighbourhood and improve health and wellbeing. The pack includes lots of activities from learning about engineering to…

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Autumn nature – what can you see or hear?


This post from NatureScot (16 October 2020) describes the Spectacular autumn in Scotland, and what to look out for. 

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Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry and Land Scotland Scottish Forestry NatureScot Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland