West Dunbartonshire Council are currently recruiting two full time permanent posts. This is for a Project Lead to deliver Greenspace and Biodiversity related projects, and a Countryside Ranger post based at Balloch Country Park. The Countryside Ranger post includes a focus on outdoor learning support to re-establish the West Dunbartonshire [...]
This Daily Record article (27 July 2021) describes how pupils at St Teresa's Primary school in Glasgow have been learning more about their local area and improving it. This is just the sort of action that is recognised by the Learning for Sustainabilty Awards! Hurry though, nominations close 12th September [...]
This report from the Children and Nature Network (July 2021) describes barriers to people connecting with nature. These include public greenspace barriers, personal barriers and school-related barriers.
This Child in the City article (20 July 2021) notes UNICEF’s new report which highlights evidence to show that green spaces can provide enormous benefits to children and should be easily accessible to all young people living in cities.
This blog post in Finding Nature, (21 June, 2021) explores the design principles which can connect us to nature, and the research behind this. It advocates using the pathways to nature connectedness to enact biophilic design principles, and direct experiences through environmental affordances, and provides guidance and ideas for those using [...]