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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This article (20th July 2022) in the Times Educational Supplement (TES) explores how Forest School has become conflated with outdoor practice in schools, and how it is really just one approach to outdoor learning.
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]