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 - [...]
Are you a secondary school or tertiary student researching trees in and around your setting grounds? You might be interested to see this research survey information from i-Tree Eco. This includes i-Tree Eco Edinburgh and i-Tree Eco Glasgow. Discover more about the ecosystem services provided by urban trees. Find more [...]
Scotland’s Nature blog post (29 June 2022) describes how landscape across Scotland it is monitored. It announces the publication of three new indicators: Urban Greenspace, Local Landscape Areas and Urban Vacant & Derelict Land, and shares useful statistics. This may be useful for Social Studies students at secondary and tertiary [...]
School Outdoor Learning has re-shared this 2018 blog post which includes useful activities for mapping and sampling outdoor places and spaces. These would support social studies and geography in the curriculum.
This new video highlights the RCE Biodiversity Education Projects conducted during the Global Action Programme on ESD, from 2015-2019. It puts a spotlight on the range of innovative projects focused on biodiversity conservation and ecosystem restoration from the Global RCE Network. Shared by LfS Scotland in their May 2022 news [...]
Place based outdoor learning experiences adds huge value to children and young people’s understanding of their world. Check out the new Our Place website. It includes case studies, resources (including for climate and environment) and tools to assess the quality of your space.
Sign up for a series of free, curriculum-linked live lessons covering topics including biodiversity, the carbon cycle, and the effects of extreme weather on farmers. These lessons take place 1-4 November, are suitable for ages 11-16, and could be linked to your class outdoor fieldwork.