4thJuly 2024

Equity mapping: young children & nature

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

Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) and other US partners describe nature equity maps which are used to depict how natural green space appears in a city relative to key demographic, economic, and social vulnerability data. CCCN cities use these maps to prioritize park and natural spaces programming, renovation and [...]

23rdMay 2024

Into the Rainforest now published online!

23.05.24|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

Now available - Into the Rainforest, a complementary companion to Into the Wildwoods: explore the Mesolithic in Scotland’s native woodlands (2020) resource. Into the Rainforest explores the rainforest habitat and introduces the Atlantic Rainforest clan, to focus on individual characters and their activities, from hunting and trapping through gathering the [...]

4thJuly 2023

Geography fieldwork resources – primary and secondary

04.07.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Field Studies Council (FSC) have announced the return of the Geographical Association’s annual celebration of fieldwork, #NationalFieldworkFortnight. Unfortunately this does not fit with the Scottish school holiday calendar. However, the FSC have put together some fantastic free resources and ways to get involved, at any time. These resources are [...]

27thJune 2023

Bilean: Sacred Trees of Gaelic Scotland

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

In this article posted in Scotland’s Nature (23 June 2023), Roddy Maclean argues for a greater recognition of an ancient arboreal tradition in a Scottish Gaelic context. This helps to remind us of ‘an ancient spiritual connection between people and trees in Scotland that can inform and inspire today’.

1stJune 2023

The Circular Economy – a lesson

01.06.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

This one hour lesson by the Economist gives a useful introduction to the idea of circular economies and why they’re important for sustainability. This is a secondary level resource. You need to create an account or log in to access this resources. A ‘circular economy’ is one in which products continue [...]

2ndNovember 2022

Links between natural environments, learning and health: evidence briefing (Evidence information note no EIN063)

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

This Natural England report (Dillon, Justin; Lovell, Becca, 2022) explores evidence on the impacts of learning in natural environments on learning processes and outcomes, and on health outcomes. It outlines the background to the briefing, indicating that it updates the original evidence briefing provided by Natural England in 2016 - [...]