7thFebruary 2024

Updated On-line Scottish Outdoor Access Code Education Resource Pack

07.02.24|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

Youthlink Scotland share information about this updated resource pack. This is full of interesting activities and designed for anyone who is keen to learn more about and encourage responsible access in the outdoors – greenspaces and the wider countryside. A link is provided to an interactive professional learning session with Education Scotland [...]

12thDecember 2023

Where do children access nature in the USA?

12.12.23|Categories: Places, Research|Tags: , , , |

Children and Nature Network report that in 2022, the three most popular destinations for outdoor outings by Americans were neighbourhood parks, playgrounds and city parks — easily accessible, “nearby nature” locations that require fewer resources and less planning to visit. Find further details in the 2022 OUTDOOR PARTICIPATION TRENDS REPORT [...]

7thDecember 2023

UK Government pledges to boost Britain’s access to nature ahead of COP28

07.12.23|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |

This UK Government news story describes an ambitious new nature package, with measures to improve access to green space and connect the public with the natural world. This includes reference to an access package to green spaces for children and disadvantaged young people, in England. Professor Miles Richardson has commented [...]

12thSeptember 2023

Beyond Access: Uniting Human and Nature’s Wellbeing

12.09.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This blog post (12 September 2023) by Prof. Miles Richardson in Finding Nature, explores the links between nature visits, connection, local access and pro-environmental behaviours. Findings suggest that noticing and a close connection with nature are more strongly associated with different aspects of wellbeing, but also pro-nature and environmental behaviours.

20thJuly 2023

Exploring Scotland’s outdoors responsibly: insights and inspiration, with filmmaker Calum Maclean

20.07.23|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |

This NatureScot podcast, shares a conversation with Calum Maclean, a presenter, social media specialist, filmmaker and writer. Calum provides insights to his career and development in creativity and outdoor skills. This includes references to Gaelic and how to behave responsibly outdoors.

22ndMay 2023

How can we find nearby nature? Mapping access to nature across the UK

22.05.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

In England, this Wildlife and Countryside Link report explores the scale of the problem and the challenges and opportunities that the UK Government faces in aiming to meet its commitment for all households to be within 15 minutes-walk of nature. In Scotland, the Programme for Government 2020 commits the Scottish Government [...]