Sustainable Site Management- 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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Sustaibale Site Managment- Conservation and Nature Play – Part One
In the first video of this series, discover how to take children into local woodland for conservation and nature play. To view this resource please click here. Created in partnership with Scottish Forestry, these videos are aimed at supporting the responsible use and management of local spaces used for learning and play.
Sensory Woodland Stories- Storytelling tips and Origins
This resource sits alongside the Sensory Stories and Rhymes cards and provides tips to enhance the experience for those involved. This also provides background information on the origins of the stories.
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.
Sustainable Site Management Videos
Created in partnership with Learning through Landscapes, these videos are aimed at supporting the responsible use and management of local spaces used for learning and play. From topics including eating outdoors to tree climbing there are 22 short video clips to help you setting on its outdoor journey. Woodland Learning: The sustainable management of spaces used regularly for learning and play – YouTube
Sustainable Site Management- Tree Climbing and Tree Management
Earthtime’s Forest School Nursery staff share some ideas and examples of how to manage climbing activities whilst minimising damage to trees. https://youtu.be/Q0djspmzE1Q
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.
Sustainable Site Managment- Clothing and Independance
Cambusbarron Village Nursery show that clothing is an essential element of outdoor learning and play to ensure children can fully embrace and explore the outdoors no matter what the weather. By encouraging independence and ownership when preparing clothing for, and during their outdoor adventure’s children are learning vital lifelong skills from an early age. https://youtu.be/2dNUj5fOrl4
Sustainable Site Managment- Handwashing Outdoors
Not sure where to start with handwashing in the outdoors. Staff from Willow Den and Earthtime run through some easy techniques to wash hands and to minimise the impact on the environment.
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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’.