4thJuly 2024

Clear science for clean air – teaching air quality in schools

04.07.24|Categories: Events, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

SEPA describe how they celebrated Clean Air Day with an interactive day at the Glasgow Science Centre. Watch their Youtube video. Over 800 pupils took part in a selection of experiments from data mapping to throwing air pollution ping pongs balls in the 'Our Amazing Air' science show. Pupils have [...]

4thJuly 2024

The Great UK WaterBlitz results are in…

04.07.24|Categories: Places, Research|Tags: , , , |

Earlier this month, over 2,600 people across the UK went out and measured the water quality of their local freshwater bodies. Earthwatch UK report on the results of their Great UK WaterBlitz. The Solway Tweed river basin district showed the best health with only 50% of data points showing unacceptable levels of nutrient [...]

7thDecember 2023

Hedge and living gate installed at a Surrey Primary School

07.12.23|Categories: Miscellaneous, Places|Tags: , , , , |

Greenspace Scotland shared this news item by University of Surrey (10 November 2023). Researchers from the University of Surrey, ZERO Carbon Guildford, parents and residents’ groups came up with green infrastructure solutions to curb the effect of air pollution on children and staff at Sandfield Primary. A living green gate [...]

27thJune 2023

Lecturers appointed to support schools on statistics and climate change

27.06.23|Categories: Events, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

The Royal Statistical Society (21 June 2023) have announced the appointment of three William Guy Lecturers for 2023-24. The lecturers will engage with schoolchildren across the UK to highlight the importance of statistics in combating climate change. Two of the 3 lecturers are based in Scotland. The lecturer topics are: [...]

14thSeptember 2022

Protecting playgrounds from traffic air pollution with roadside greening

14.09.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

Evidence has been shared which shows that exposure to airborne particulate matter is linked with impaired neuro-development and cognitive function. These findings demonstrate that roadside vegetation near playgrounds can be designed, installed and maintained to achieve rapid, significant and cost-effective improvement of air quality.

23rdAugust 2022

#Source2Sea Week of Action: 3-11 September 2022

23.08.22|Categories: Events, Training|Tags: , , , , , |

Keep Scotland Beautiful are organising a #Source2Sea Week of Action from 3-11 September 2022. They are encouraging everyone to take action along a waterway near them to prevent litter ending up in the sea. Follow the link to find out more, plus resources for schools and families. This Upstream battle programme [...]