The Children & Nature Network latest bulletin reminds us all of the importance of cultural relevancy and understanding when engaging communities with nature. They share papers in their research library on how different people, including children, engage with nature in different places.
MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow have shared this study. It has been published in Landscape and Urban Planning (July 2022). The study describes ‘real’ use of natural spaces (which includes local greenspace) and private gardens within neighbourhoods. It found that 15% of children’s time outdoors, [...]
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.
A new fund worth £15,000 has been established to support projects that promote young people’s connection to nature and community, and inspire environmental awareness to address biodiversity loss and climate change. The Cairngorms Youth Local Action Group (Youth LAG), a sub group of the Cairngorms Trust, is responsible for the [...]
Rowanbank Environmental Arts & Education commissioned ethnographic research with children aged 9 to 11, in May 2021. These children live in areas of multiple deprivation in Edinburgh, Scotland. Two Primary 6 groups learned about climate change and the natural world, across five weeks of outdoor workshops held in a local [...]