STEM

30thNovember 2022

What’s stopping the widescale use of nature-based solutions in our towns and cities?

30.11.22|Categories: Places|Tags: , , , , , , |

This blog post from the Scottish Wildlife Trust explores why nature-based solutions are not being used more to help our towns and cities mitigate and adapt to climate change. A link is provided to the full repprt (November 2022). This ties in with the nature-based knowledge which need to be [...]

30thNovember 2022

National STEM planner

30.11.22|Categories: Events, Training|Tags: , , , |

The national STEM fortnightly planner has been developed to highlight exciting events and developments in STEM for practitioners across Scotland. This issue includes the STEM Nation Award, Secondary Science Network upcoming event, COP27, Meet the STEM Partners event and much more. Search the planner with key words, for example - [...]

15thNovember 2022

Wee Forest takes root at Queen Margaret University’s Outdoor Learning Hub

15.11.22|Categories: Places|Tags: , , , , , |

Wee Forests provide a great resource for Outdoor Learning and for STEM learning outdoors. NatureScot provided funding to establish a Wee Forest at Queen Margaret University's Outdoor Learning Hub in 2022.  This means every year hundreds of undergraduate school teachers learn about the benefits of teaching outdoors. Check out this [...]

20thOctober 2022

The Great Scottish Squirrel Survey returns!

20.10.22|Categories: Events, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

NatureScot shares information on The Great Scottish Squirrel Survey in this Scotland’s Nature blog post (10 October 2022). Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is calling on people all over Scotland to explore outdoors and look out for tufted ears and bushy tails between 10-16 October (National Red Squirrel Week). Why not [...]

14thSeptember 2022

Pupils share their films about managing invasive species

14.09.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Two more fantastic films have been released from the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) School Film Project Pupils from Bualnaluib Primary School in Wester Ross have created an Introduction to Biosecurity film with some great animations. We hear all about biosecurity and how to protect our natural environment in Scotland [...]