Combining love of art and nature
Checkout this new Field Studies Council guest blog. Lizzie Harper, a freelance natural history and botanical illustrator, shares her learning about the natural world and how Field Studies Council courses help with her work. Plus, it includes a selection of her fantastic illustrations!
My Place Photography – entries open for 2022!
My Place Photography Competition encourages young people aged 4-18 in Scotland to explore their local buildings, places and archaeology. The theme for 2021 is My Place, My Space, My Story.
Muigh san Aonach / Out in the Mountains
The John Muir Trust have shared the work of photographic and sound artist Judith Parrott. She explores the relevance of belonging for personal and environmental wellbeing in Gaelic culture. Read her essay, which also shares useful research findings, and find out more in the John Muir Trust’s Wild and Well [...]
Photographic competition for your visions of climate heritage
Budding photographers! Why not take part in Historic Environment Scotland' s Visions of Climate Heritage competition? This was launched in response to the climate emergency. Prizes include Young Creative Awards for those aged between 12-17 years. The deadline for entries for the competition is 5pm on Tuesday 30 November 2021.
Young outdoor photographers – winners announced!
Check out the great range of outdoor images taken by the participants and winners of The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Photography Competition 2021. Young people have taken creative shots of rising waters, renewable energy solutions, rain damage, effects of rising temperatures and more. Learn more about the 2022 competition here. [...]
Call for pupils’ artwork on climate
Do you know a young, budding artist? The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) are hosting a vibrant online exhibition on climate-related issues and are keen to see pupils’ artwork on this theme. Pupils of all ages and abilities are eligible to enter. Applications close 27 October.
Scotland’s Tree Champion schools – can you join up?
The Tree Council have a programme ‘Young Tree Champions’ which includes a campaign ‘#ForceForNature’. Tree champion schools in Scotland include Pitlochry High School, Perth Academy, St Dominic’s RCPS, Crieff, St Ninians Primary, Stirling, Rosneath Primary, Willamsburgh ELCC, Paisley, St Paul’s High School, Glasgow, Hutchesons’ Grammar School, Glasgow, Braidbar Primary School, [...]
Amazing Animals, Brilliant Science; how DNA technology is being used to help save Scotland’s wildlife
This book by Dr Pete Mintin is free to download. It explores how scientists use DNA technology to answer a huge variety of questions and how to help and study wildlife in Scotland using DNA technology. Species include wildcats, golden eagles, pine martens and the newly re-introduced beaver. Children from [...]