30thNovember 2022

Combining love of art and nature

30.11.22|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |

Checkout this new Field Studies Council guest blog. Lizzie Harper, a freelance natural history and botanical illustrator, shares her learning about the natural world and how Field Studies Council courses help with her work. Plus, it includes a selection of her fantastic illustrations!

22ndNovember 2022

Connection to Nature briefing

22.11.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This Natural England briefing (published 7 November 2022) focuses on the evidence for connection to nature. It is one of a series that summarises evidence of the links between the natural environment and a range of outcomes. The notes are aimed at: policy makers, practitioners, practice enablers (including Natural England), [...]

22ndNovember 2022

Discover Green Jobs for Nature

22.11.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

Interested in working in a nature-related role, either as your first job or changing your career pathway?  Check out the new Green Jobs for Nature website! This website is packed with useful information about what a green job for nature is, how to get one, and who you can work [...]

17thNovember 2022

Nature-based play: fostering connections for children’s wellbeing and climate resilience

17.11.22|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

This Nature-based Play publication (Candiracci, Sara et al, 2022) explores the important relationship between play, nature and climate resilience, considering the perspectives of leading urban development, early childhood, play and nature-based solutions experts. This is followed by case studies from cities around the world that demonstrate how local governments, business and [...]

3rdNovember 2022

Young people’s mental health bolstered by nature projects, report says

03.11.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

This Guardian article (20 October 2022) reports on the Our Bright Future scheme, which improved 3,000 community spaces. Participants noted a confidence and wellbeing boost. Young people's skills were also improved. The Our Bright Future programme led to almost 9,000 young people gaining qualifications and 1,600 getting work experience.

2ndNovember 2022

Generation Green Impact Report

02.11.22|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

The Field Studies Council have worked with YHA, National Parks, Scouts, Guiding and Outward Bound on the Generation Green project in England last year. This collaborative project engaged over 115,000 young people with nature, and included FSC biodiversity training, wildlife guides and school visits. Amongst its findings, the report found [...]