Sustainable Site Management Video- Conservation and Nature Play – Part Two
In the second video of this series, discover how to take children into local woodland for conservation and nature play.
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Sensory Woodland Stories
A range of simple and inspiring education story resources for children with complex additional needs. Scripts and suggested props to allow for extra engagement and flexibility to suit the children you are working with. The Storytelling Tips and Origins resource accompanies these cards and provides tips to enhance the experience for those involved. This also provides background information on the origins of the stories.
Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods
This popular resource has been produced to support teachers who are reading the novel Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver with their classes. Set in Mesolithic times, the novel is not only an exciting read but also reveals much about the lives of hunter-gatherers who lived in Scotland 10,000 years ago.
The resource aims to:
Bring the Mesolithic period to life through a series of woodland and classroom learning activities
Encourage pupils and teachers to enjoy spending time in their local woodland
Support teachers in delivering Curriculum for Excellence outcomes through outdoor learning
Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods (coastal resources)
Annotated poster to support Scottish Forestry’s Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods resource, showing how Mesolithic people used the coastal landscape for food gathering and campsites.
The Wee Tree Name Guide
The Wee Tree Name Guide is part of the Identifying Trees resource, also created by Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland. The Identifying Trees resource along with others highlighted within, such as the Woodland Trust Tree ID app, will help provide further information on how to identify trees and should be used together to gain a deeper knowledge and insight into this topic.
Learning to identify and name trees and putting that skill to use gives a positive context and provides key tools for addressing two of the most pressing concerns of the climate emergency: loss of biodiversity and inequality. It also brings Learning for Sustainability through Outdoor Learning to life.
Our Scots Pine: Poster
A beautiful poster of Scotland’s national tree “Our Scots Pine”, illustrated with a selection of the flora and fauna associated with the tree, as well as uses.
A range of activities to involve children in estimating and measuring the height and girth of trees. Measuring the properties of trees – their height, spread, girth and internal structure – provides a window into the world of work. In professional forestry and similar professions, these measurements carry real value and meaning
Curriculum for Excellence: Early to Third and Fourth Levels
Woodland Learning Activity Postcard – My woodland journey
This is one in a series of downloadable Woodland Learning activity postcards. This one describes how to create a woodland ‘journey stick’.
Family Nature Play and Outsider Decider Training
Report on the Family Nature Play and Outsider Decider Training run by South Highland OWL Group in 2020.
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. We hope that this suite of resources will inspire you to explore the wonderful and diverse world to be found right under our feet, and your feedback for further development of this resource is warmly welcomed.
Aibidil na Ghàidhlig le Craobhan: the Gaelic alphabet through trees
Each of the 18 letters of the Gaelic alphabet relates to a tree name. This bilingual poster lists the letters and the tree names in Gaelic and English.