18thMay 2023

The Children’s People and Nature Survey for England: 2022 update; plus NatureScot outdoor learning research

18.05.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This UK Government webpage provides valuable summary statistics as headline findings on the ‘Children’s People and Nature Survey’ carried out by English Nature. It provides information on how children and young people in England experience and think about the natural environment. Any changes in trends between 2021 and 2022 are [...]

18thMay 2023

Young People in Scotland Survey: Volunteering analysis

18.05.23|Categories: Events, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This survey by Volunteering Scotland has been shared by Youthlink Scotland. It finds that formal and informal youth volunteering participation rates have declined significantly. It makes the link to the decline in benefits which young people derive from volunteering, both in health and wellbeing, and career/skills benefits.

4thApril 2023

Report highlights need for school children to be more connected to nature

04.04.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This NatureScot press release (30 March, 2023) shares this new report from NatureScot and partners. This is the most extensive research to be published since 2014 on this topic. This report highlights how Scotland’s children could be offered increased amounts of outdoor learning and play. This approach can stimulate a [...]

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 [...]