10thOctober 2023

Churchill Fellowships now open to applications!

10.10.23|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

Churchill Fellowships are open to all UK adult citizens, regardless of background, qualifications or age. Churchill Fellowships are looking for people with the passion and potential to make a real difference, from every part of society. A range of eligible Programmes include: Caring for our natural environment Climate change Education [...]

6thJuly 2023

How environment shapes the foundations of healthy development

06.07.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2023). Place Matters: The Environment We Create Shapes the Foundations of Healthy Development: Working Paper No. 16. This working paper (Center of the Developing Child, Harvard University) examines how the built and natural environments - and the systemic factors that shape those environments [...]

13thJune 2023

The perfect pairing: Youth development and nature connection

13.06.23|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Read this article by Monica Lopez Magee in Finding Nature News, Children & Nature Network (June 2023) The author reflects on research supporting this approach and describes how ‘the benefits of the two do not happen by chance. It takes intentional inclusion of each to achieve maximum impact.’ 

17thAugust 2022

Making Places for Outdoor Learning Short Course

17.08.22|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , , |

Queen Margaret University is offering this Outdoor Learning Short Course, starting March 2023, under its short course provision options. This is a Masters level module with some free places still available. This course is primarily for leaders and practitioners working in the third sector. The QMU Admissions team will accept [...]

21stJuly 2022

A review of Nature-Based Early Childhood Education and Children’s Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development

21.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

Nature-based early childhood education and children's social, emotional and cognitive development: A mixed methods systematic review  has been published 13 May 2022 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. It has been shared by Shared by MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. The [...]