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22ndSeptember 2022

Why we might be getting outdoor education (very) wrong

22.09.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

School Outdoor Learning have shared this TES article about outdoor education. In particular, this quote stood out, "No research proves that forest school is any more beneficial than any other type of outdoor learning." The point being that all time spent learning outdoors is good for children and teachers. Forest [...]

22ndSeptember 2022

Forest Kindergarten subsidiary courses: Fire and Tools – new training dates available + more

22.09.22|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , , , |

These courses are being offered in various locations around Scotland. Dates, locations and booking details are as follows: Abriachan Forest Trust: Using Fire in Forest Kindergarten 29th of October 10-3pm- Abriachan Forest Classroom- book here Using Tools in Forest Kindergarten 12th November 10-3pm- Abriachan Forest Classroom- book here Shelters and [...]

9thAugust 2022

Urban trees and ecosystem services – useful resources

09.08.22|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Are you a secondary school or tertiary student researching trees in and around your setting grounds? You might be interested to see this research survey information from i-Tree Eco. This includes i-Tree Eco Edinburgh and i-Tree Eco Glasgow. Discover more about the ecosystem services provided by urban trees. Find more [...]

12thJuly 2022

Forest Kindergarten – free subsidiary courses

12.07.22|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , |

These courses are intended for anyone who has taken a Forest Kindergarten course in Scotland. Woodland Ecology for Forest Kindergarten Newbattle Abbey, Dalkeith Friday 2nd Sept 2022 1pm Book  here  Woodland Ecology for Forest Kindergarten Strathclyde Country Park Saturday 3rd Sept 10am Book here  Woodland Ecology for Forest Kindergarten Duffus, [...]

12thJuly 2022

My Forest School Journey

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

The Forest School Association shares this blog post (7 July 2022) by a Forest School practitioner. She provides insights on the benefits of Forest School from her perspective as a neurodivergent person.

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 [...]