biodiversity

19thJuly 2022

Climate Action Schools announced

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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!

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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

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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 [...]

6thJuly 2022

Research finds children’s mood and wellbeing improved by connection to nature activities

06.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This research paper Children’s perception of biodiversity in their school grounds and its influence on their wellbeing and resilience is shared in Journal of Environmental Psychology (Volume 67, February 2020, 101381). This research was carried out by University of Holloway of London (Louise N. Montgomery et al.) It explored whether engaging [...]