Biodiversity - Advice
The John Muir Award is an environmental Award focused on Wild Places. It encourages people to connect with, enjoy and care for the natural environment. Click here for a wide range of case studies showing how pupils have engaged with Eco-Schools topics through their John Muir Award activity
The BES assists teachers to develop creative approaches in communicating ecology through the Innovation and Research Grant Scheme and also offers funding to allow institutions to buy ecology field work equipment.
The CNPA offers a range of learning opportunities for schools, groups or anyone interested in studying or visiting the Park. It also provides training for land based businesses and community groups in the Park.
Lothianï¿½s leading provider of inspirational, hands-on environmental education, Grounds-for-Awareness-approved grounds development and wildlife fun and games for primary-school-age children.
Earthtime is a NOT FOR PROFIT organisation based in Elgin's Cooper Park but we can deliver our sessions anywhere in Moray and beyond! We offer a range of EXCITING, CREATIVE, WOODLAND/NATURE based and ENVIRONMENTALLY themed experiences for all ages and abilities Earthtime strives to provide activities suitable for everyone irrespective of learning ability and any physical or financial difficulties.
Forest Education Initiative (FEI) aims to increase the understanding and appreciation, particularly among young people, of the environmental, social, and economic potential of trees, woodlands and forests and of the link between the tree and everyday wood products.
' A Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.ï¿½ The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences. By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment each participant has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills.These, through self awareness can be developed to reach personal potential.
Forth Environment Link environmental education service works to support schools in the Forth Valley to become more sustainable and to raise achievement through Outdoor Learning. Over the next few months we shall be holding a series of after-school CPD events designed to provide you with ideas and support in delivering the Curriculum for Excellence out of doors. Those of you involved in Eco Schools may find the programme inspires new approaches to your project work. At our office â€“ in the centre of Stirling â€“ we have a large resource library which is available to everyone in the Forth Valley area with an interest in environmental and sustainability issues.
Fruitful Schools is part of a campaign - the Childrenâ€™s Orchard - to help children to plant fruit trees and to enjoy picking and eating what they grow. It improves the local environment, has all sorts of health and educational benefits and also tastes great. This year we are putting together orchard packs including planting and care guides to help get people started.
The LBAP is a process which should take advantage of opportunities for partnership working, new projects and funding as these become available. The monitoring of actions is an essential part of this process, ensuring that the action targets and objectives of each plan are being achieved. The first Progress Report was produced in April 2003 and a second in 2004/2005. A third report summarising progress in 2005/2006 is now available to download or a paper copy can be obtained from the Biodiversity Officers.
The Local Biodiversity Action Plan covers the Council areas of Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. It is a partnership initiative between these local authorities and a range of conservation organisations. It includes a range of actions for identified habitats and species which will increase local biodiversity. The LBAP will also be used to raise awareness of biodiversity in the area and to involve everyone including local communities, landowners, scientists, industries and business in the process.
We offer indoor and outdoor learning programmes for all ages all linked to the Curriculum for Excellence. To book your visit to the Centre simply call us on +44 (0)1620 890202 or email email@example.com. We look forward to welcoming you to the Centre soon! We also have lots of free resources â€“ and if you need any further info feel free to get in touch.
SpeyGrian is a group of artists, writers, scientists and educators, united in their love of outdoor learning. We aim to provide a catalyst for change at both a personal and a national level by bringing new perspectives to the relationship we have with the natural world. We achieve our aims by offering training courses, arranging informal (and fun!) meetings and sharing our reflections through stories, music, writing and art.
The waters off the Berwickshire coast have long been considered special by marine biologists as they contain a fantastic abundance and diversity of marine life. Add to this clear waters and spectacular underwater scenery and it is not surprising that divers have been coming to the area for decades. A great place for school visits!
The UK’s Association for Science and Discovery Centres represents over 70 science and discovery centres, museums and affiliated science learning organisations throughout the UK. Good source of ideas for places to visit!
We offer direct experience of the natural environment to improve peoplesï¿½ quality of life and encourage responsible citizenship. Today the Centre is a haven for natural wildlife and we welcome over 5500 educational visitors annually.
A website to search for wildlife watching opportunities across Scotland.