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 [...]

7thJune 2022

Connecting communities with their greenspaces through outdoor play

07.06.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

Inspiring Scotland’s Thrive Outdoors programme has helped many community-based organisations transform previously little used community greenspaces into thriving outdoor play areas. Connecting families across Scotland with local charities, it has encouraged use of local greenspaces in both urban and rural locations to facilitate outdoor play. Using community greenspaces in innovative [...]

24thMay 2022

How do you count gull nests – with a bag of flour of course!

24.05.22|Categories: Places, Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This post by Forvie National Nature Reserve (15 May 2022) shares the story of how the annual census of Forvie’s Black-headed Gull colony is carried out. Check out ' 25 kilograms of flour and 6,000 eggs'.  It also shares a lot of numbers! This provides a great opportunity to introduce [...]

17thMay 2022

Eco-Schools Survey: Please tell us what you think

17.05.22|Categories: Events, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |

Help make Eco-Schools the best it can be! Keep Scotland Beautiful and Eco-schools Scotland are looking for feedback from all Scottish schools, whether you have been in the Eco-Schools programme for years, or are just starting out.  Whether your school has had a Green Flag Award in the past, or never [...]

10thMay 2022

Annual STEM Professional Learning Surveys 2020/21 published

10.05.22|Categories: Research, Resources, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Find the published findings for the Annual STEM Professional Learning Surveys 2020/21 on Education Scotland’s National Improvement Hub: The 2020/21 reports can be found in the National Data Section of this webpage. The reports include the findings of the: STEM Practitioner Survey (ELC, primary, ASN and secondary) Technician Survey [...]