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Scottish Biodiversity Strategy Routemap 2020: project matching schools with greenspace

We are currently engaging with potential partners on the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy Routemap 2020 external site  project to match 100 of the schools serving the 20% most disadvantaged areas in Scotland with a greenspace within walking distance (Priority Project 6).  Further information is available in this short presentation  PDF document

The Outdoor Learning Directory

Looking for help with Outdoor Learning?  You'll find it all in the Outdoor Learning Directory external site .  It's a one stop shop for all your outdoor learning needs.  Find funding, resources, places, training and people. 

Teaching, learning and play: a survey of school and preschool provision in Scotland

This research considers to what extent, in what ways and with what impacts schools and pre-schools are utilising the school grounds, local areas, and other places beyond as settings for the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence. It revisits Commissioned Report 225: Young people's interaction with natural heritage through outdoor learning to consider changes in provisions of outdoor learning and play in Scotland. It also provides new baseline measures on the impacts of taking learning outdoors. 

Cairngorms National Park outdoor learning travel grant

The Cairngorms National Park Authority travel grant scheme external site  can cover up to 75% or £200 of transport costs for educational visits to the Park, with priority given to groups who have not visited the before, come from socially disadvantaged areas, support people with disabilities, young people, ethnic minorities and those who experience economic disadvantage or health inequality. 

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park travel grant for schools and groups

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has an educational travel grant external site  to help schools and outreach groups experience the great outdoors in the Park.  Funds will be provided for up to 75% of total transport costs.

Take a photo walk round your local area

Take a photo walk with your group to explore the Simple Pleasures in your area.  The how to guide  PDF document provides tips on how to organise a group, a location, a kit, a photo walk, a feedback session, a visual output - and a bunch of happy faces!  Gain inspiration from the film Glasgow schools created to tell the story of their journeys.

Rearing young detectives

Children will be taught about the impact of wildlife crime and how they can help combat the problem through a wildlife crime detectives' education pack external site  by the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime. 

The interactive pack will help to raise children's awareness of wildlife crime issues and increase their knowledge of legitimate countryside practices. Children will be encouraged to explore the moral issues surrounding wildlife crime while learning important safety messages.

The deer education zone

The Deer Education Zone external site is aimed at primary and secondary pupils across Scotland, whether in towns and cities or in the countryside.  It features a series of activities that fulfil a range of experiences and outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence, with opportunities to learn outdoors.



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