Sustainable Site Management Videos

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

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

Forest Kindergarten and Outdoor Nursery Guidance for Landowners.

Forest Kindergarten and Outdoor Nursery Guidance for Landowners.

This guidance is for landowners who are approached by early learning and childcare (ELC) centres who
wish to use your land to establish Forest Kindergarten sessions or an outdoor nursery. As a woodland
owner, you can open up your woods to visiting groups. This guidance provides summary information on
the use of woodland for Forest Kindergarten and outdoor nursery purposes.

Sustainable Site Managment- Clothing and Independance

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

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.
The video can be viewed at the following link

https://youtu.be/cLAaOStjvzY

Our Scots Pine: Poster

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.

Tree Measuring

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

Woodland Learning Activity Postcard – My woodland journey

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’. 

Tree Stories (English)

Tree Stories (English)

A story about a Scottish tree for each month with supporting information folklore, recipes and facts about each tree.

Tree Stories was written by Claire Hewitt over a year and inspired by Highland Perthshire’s beautiful fauna and flora. Each story was created during the month with which its tree is linked in folklore.

Tree Stories is also available as a pdf in gaelic.

Early Years Practitioner Training Directory

Early Years Practitioner Training Directory

This is a training directory for Early Year’s practitioners who want to develop their outdoor learning practice.

It summarises courses that are or have been on offer to give a broad picture of what is available as well as where to find providers.

Notes for Swings and Things Forest Kindergarten course

Notes for Swings and Things Forest Kindergarten course

These are the notes from the Swings and Things Forest Kindergarten webinar course.

Wee Green Fingers Fun Pack

Wee Green Fingers Fun Pack

The Wee Green Fingers Fun Pack – biodiversity gardening for young children.

Games, activities and ideas for young children to have fun in the garden with through exploration and discovery, created by Outdoor and Woodland Learning Scotland (OWLS) and Scottish Natural Heritage. 

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