Scotland's Nature Network


Scotland's Nature Network

A place to share issues or find out more about what's happening in Scotland

Location: Scotland - of course!
Members: 35
Latest Activity: Mar 30, 2020

Beautiful Scotland. A natural playground.

Empty beaches

World class geology

Fine days

Solitude when camping wild

Walks for all ages

Discussion Forum

What do you think? The Scottish Outdoor Learning Website

Hi FolksA Curriculum for Excellence Through Outdoor Learning is now published and available from the re-vamped LTS Outdoor…Continue

Tags: learning, website, resources, outdoor, Teaching

Started by Juliet Robertson Apr 30, 2010.

Nature Kindergartens in Scotland

We have a growing number of outdoor nurseries in Scotland. To give you a flavour, have a look at this news…Continue

Tags: Garden, Woodlands, Mindstretchers, Secret, preschool

Started by Juliet Robertson Feb 22, 2010.

Richard Louv is to give a keynote speech IN SCOTLAND! 4 Replies

Richard Louv is to be a keynote presenter at the Mindstretchers Conference at the Crieff Hydro Hotel, Tuesday 8th June 2010. Great news! This is now THE event of 2010!Details can be found on the…Continue

Started by Juliet Robertson. Last reply by Juliet Robertson Feb 3, 2010.

National developments in outdoor learning - Scotland

Hi FolksScotland has its own education system that differs from England and Wales. Outdoor learning has moved up the political agenda in recent years. Okay...we're on the first few rungs of the…Continue

Tags: LOtC, outside, classroom, Scotland, learning

Started by Juliet Robertson Dec 14, 2009.

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Comment by Juliet Robertson on September 5, 2010 at 11:15am
Oh - I'm really sorry to hear this. I deliberately made the international group one which can only be access via "Approval" from myself. Regardless, I'll let Suz Lipman know who moderates this site. Thanks for the alert.
Comment by Jeannie Mackenzie on September 5, 2010 at 10:09am
Sadly, leaving this network today. I have been targeted via the site by malicious spam.
Comment by Juliet Robertson on September 5, 2010 at 5:50am
Hello Everyone

I thought you might enjoy this YouTube video about Scottish Eco Schools. We have over 1000 schools who have achieved green flag status.
Comment by John Thielbahr on July 1, 2010 at 9:44am
Juliet, so much for my knowledge of Castlemilk Park, but I have to say that work is needed there also. I saw a CNN report yesterday about a very brave and committed 15 year old girl working in the tough neighborhoods of Detroit to create community gardens as part of a wonderful 20-year old international youth non-profit called buildOn ( Perhaps the place of Castlemilk Park will one day live up to the lofty image of the name, at least to a Yank like me. Onward.
Comment by Wolfgang on July 1, 2010 at 3:28am
This photos are wonderful. I wish I can go there once.

Scotland teachers get networked with cameroon teachers and schools. Please get registered at our Forum "children for nature". There will be a lot of action after the school holydays. It is not a competition for c&nn it is a extension. Feel free to advertise c&nn over there. It is welcome.
Comment by Juliet Robertson on July 1, 2010 at 3:13am
Hi Susie and John

Yes I did see the Herald article - it was very nicely written indeed.

John, I had to laugh. Castlemilk Park to me is a heap of images of high rise buildings, poverty, drug paraphernalia and urban fear. Now if only the Council had called the place "Yellowstone"....or "Glacier" THAT would be exciting for me.
Comment by John Thielbahr on June 30, 2010 at 10:30am
Why can't our parks have names like Woods of Castlemilk Park.....kind of stirs up thoughts of Harry Potter and the Hobbits. If our parks had more creative names, perhaps more kids would go there to play.
Comment by Suz Lipman on June 30, 2010 at 9:45am
Did you all see the article in the Herald about the Children & Nature Movement in Scotland?

What are your observations?
Comment by Juliet Robertson on June 11, 2010 at 2:30am
Go Outdoors report has just been published by the Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People

The guidance contains four key messages:
1. Residential care providers and commissioners should encourage appropriate risk-taking, recognising both the immediate and long-term positive effects of outdoor play and activities for young people in care;

2. There is no need to complete complex and repeated risk assessment forms for normal everyday outdoor activities;

3. Parental consent is not required for a child to participate in routine activities provided by the residential establishment;

4. Residential care providers should develop appropriate, proportionate and defensible risk assessment policies and procedures specific to their situation.

Who is this guidance for?
This guidance is for managers of residential services, and individual residential practitioners, and it is also intended to inform local authority outdoor education staff.
Comment by Wolfgang on May 17, 2010 at 12:05am
Good to be here. I hope for many new friendships with scottish in the future. Lets get connected. Our environment needs our support.

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