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.

Identifying Trees

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.

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

STEM By Nature: Trees, Woods and Forests

STEM By Nature: Trees, Woods and Forests

STEM By Nature: STEM teaching & learning in nature settings, using Outdoor Learning approaches

Guidance for a 2-3-hour training session with a Trees & Forests focus

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.

Ayrshire OWLs Winter Outdoor Skill Share

Ayrshire OWLs Winter Outdoor Skill Share

Allow our OWL members to bust the myth the outdoor learning is just for warmer months.  Hear from early years, primary, secondary and young adult educators about the activities they do that make the most of the Scottish winter weather.

Our Skill Shares are an opportunity to learn from good practice within the network of outdoor practitioners as well as discuss challenges and successes.

This skill share will be a virtual one.  If you want to join in on our skill share, contact lindatedford@north-ayrshire.gov.uk for the joining link.

Ayrshire OWLS Outdoor Cooking Skill Share

Ayrshire OWLS Outdoor Cooking Skill Share

Bring your marshmallows on a stick, we’re going to be sharing recipes and hot chocolate around the fire at Dumfries House STEM Centre.  Our OWL Ayrshire members will share their knowledge of safe fire lighting and management for outdoor learning as well as some quick and effective recipes to keep learners happy.

Our skill shares are an opportunity to learn from good practice within the network of outdoor practitioners, as well as discuss challenges and successes. 

March 7th 4-5.30pm.  To reserve a place, please contact lindatedford@north-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Skill Share 29th September 2021

Skill Share 29th September 2021

Get into the spirit of COP 26 and join us in our online ‘Learning for Sustainability’ skill share as we explore it’s meaning for outdoor learning.  We have the pleasure of having presentors discuss at sustainability through literacy resources, and inform us how to engage youth in the topic of sustainability and COP 26.  

Jump into Nature P1-3

Jump into Nature P1-3

Jump into Nature brochure for Primary 1-3.

Jump into Nature P4-7

Jump into Nature P4-7

Jump into Nature brochure for Primary 4-7.

Jump into Nature Secondary

Jump into Nature Secondary

Jump into Nature brochure for Secondary years.

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