There are a wide variety of learning resources in the Resource Library suitable for secondary aged children. You can see our featured resources below or search by keyword or topic using the blue bar above.

Have you considered doing a Scottish Junior Forester Award with your group ? This is a simple award which can be undertaken using some of our resources. You can find more information and register for the award here.

Featured Secondary Resources

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The World Beneath our Feet
 A series of activities investigating soil:  one of the world's most precious and overlooked resources. Curriculum for Excellence Levels: Early to Third/Fourth. 

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Tree Measuring
A range of activities to involve children in estimating and measuring the height and girth of trees. Curriculum for Excellence: Early  to Third and Fourth Levels

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Identifying Trees
A new resource which is suitable for both experienced and novice practitioners guides you though how to teach about identifying trees. The activities are classified for beginner, intermediate and experienced users.

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Woodland Workout
The Woodland Workout: an enterprising and active woodland trail. The resource includes an educator's guide, woodland activities and physical activities.

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The First Foresters - Explore the Neolithic  in Scotland’s native woodlands
Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, perhaps the greatest stone circle of them all. But have you heard of its neighbour, Woodhenge? This learning resource moves beyond the familiar stone circles of prehistory to explore the archaeology of our lost timber halls and timber circles.  An inspirational blend of discussion, practical and creative indoor activities and outdoor woodland learning, the resource draws on the work of leading archaeologists to describe a very different Neolithic – one not of stone  but of wood. Following on from Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods, where we imagined the world of the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers living within the wildwood, we now visit the Neolithic farming pioneers and imagine the world of the first foresters working within the wildwood. Our key objective is to explore the interconnected ideas of Neolithic first farmers, first foresters and first builders – and to encourage indoor and outdoor learning by ‘thinking like a first forester’.  

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Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment
This resource, Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment is an outline of the story of the Enlightenment and the beginnings of modern forestry and is intended as a brief introduction to a complex subject, which is complemented by the more detailed stories told in Trees, People and the Country Estate.  Links to this resource are given through this text and are highlighted in yellow with page numbers.  Scotland is the home of modern Forestry.   Forests here are managed now very differently to how woodlands were managed in the past.  This resource tells the story of how Scottish forestry developed during a particular historical time period, known as the Enlightenment and in a particular sort of place, the Scottish Country Estate.   

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Carbon footprint: resource cards
This resource is designed to be used alongside Carbon Footprint: activity plan.  It highlights the important role trees have in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, storing it as carbon in the form of wood.  This resource was produced by Natural Resources Wales. We are working on updating it for the Scottish curriculum. 

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Carbon footprint: activity plan
This activity highlights the important role trees have in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesi, storing it as carbon in the form of wood. It should be used alongside: Carbon footprint: resource card; Carbon: information note; Carbon footprint: worksheet. This resource was produced by Natural Resources Wales. We are working on updating it for the Scottish Curriculum. 

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Carbon: information note
This resource provides information about fossil fuels and carbon production. It is designed to be used with  Carbon footprint: activity plan and Carbon Storage Calculator: activity plan. This resource was produced by Natural Resources Wales. We are working on updating it for the Scottish curriculum. 
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