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Have you got Nature Deficit Disorder?

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This Telegraph article by Alice Wilkinson (6 February 2017) describes the benefits of contact with nature, and compares the UK to other countries, including Scandinavia.

Read More Published: 30.08.18

‘In 2035 every 18 year old will be an ‘Outdoor Citizen’

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This English-based campaign is from the Outdoor Council. Read more about it here.

Read More Published: 29.08.18

Why Outdoor Learning

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Read this blog post by Martin Smith (July 31, 2018) on the Every Child Should website, and find useful references from the evidence base.

Read More Published: 29.08.18

Describing a progression in childhood learning

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This draft (June 2018) document from the Institute of Outdoor Learning (IOL)  describes a progression of outcomes, opportunities and experiences, which could be useful when planning learning outdoors. The aim for IOL is to encourage debate, seek support providers of outdoor learning and influence UK government through the…

Read More Published: 29.08.18

Scotland’s Pollinators – buzzing with life

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This short film published by Scottish Natural Heritage (23 Aug 2018) explains the importance of Scotland's pollinating insects, some of the issues they face and what we can do to help.

Read More Published: 23.08.18

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 Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland