biodiversity

30thNovember 2022

What’s stopping the widescale use of nature-based solutions in our towns and cities?

30.11.22|Categories: Places|Tags: , , , , , , |

This blog post from the Scottish Wildlife Trust explores why nature-based solutions are not being used more to help our towns and cities mitigate and adapt to climate change. A link is provided to the full repprt (November 2022). This ties in with the nature-based knowledge which need to be [...]

17thNovember 2022

Nature-based play: fostering connections for children’s wellbeing and climate resilience

17.11.22|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

This Nature-based Play publication (Candiracci, Sara et al, 2022) explores the important relationship between play, nature and climate resilience, considering the perspectives of leading urban development, early childhood, play and nature-based solutions experts. This is followed by case studies from cities around the world that demonstrate how local governments, business and [...]

23rdAugust 2022

Eco-Schools Training Sessions 2022-2023 Sessions for educators PLUS new sessions for pupils!

23.08.22|Categories: Training|Tags: , , |

Eco-schools are offering: Interactive online sessions to support Eco-Coordinators to deliver Eco-Schools in their context, plus new training sessions directed at pupils to support their Eco-Schools experience. For pupils, there are sessions introducing Eco-Schools, how to carry out your Environmental Review and Action Plan and Eco-Committee Meet & Greet sessions [...]

19thJuly 2022

Climate Action Schools announced

19.07.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

Keep Scotland Beautiful have announced their new Climate Action Schools framework (22 June 2022). This will put climate change firmly on the agenda for educators, young people and children.  It builds on existing activity across Scotland and increases opportunities for learning across five core components: learning for sustainability; climate emergency; [...]

12thJuly 2022

Holyrood Green Giant Awards 2022 – Get your nominations in by Monday 19th September!

12.07.22|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

Youthlink Scotland news (12 July 2022) share information on Holyrood Green Giant Awards 2022. The different award categories celebrate the best within Scotland’s climate change movement. The Youth Champion Award focuses on the work of young people in galvanizing the climate change movement in Scotland. This award will recognise and [...]

12thJuly 2022

International Biodiversity Lesson Plan Competition winners

12.07.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Check out these lesson plans which provide teachers with activities to engage young people in biodiversity conservation actions. As part of the GAIA 20:30 Biodiversity Campaign, teachers from all over the world were invited to develop, test, and submit Biodiversity Lesson Plans with a focus on: Promoting sustainable management of [...]