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Community Wildlife Gardening Ideas from Dumfries!
In October this year, the Mersehead Moorhens, RSPB Scotland’s most southerly Wildlife Explorer Group, visited a local residential centre to work with some of their residents in their wildlife garden. This was an opportunity that the Moorhen’s were extremely excited about, having been involved...
13 Dec 2012
Brand New Youth and Education Award in Scotland
The Nature of Scotland Awards returns for a second year to celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation. This year, the awards also include, for the first time, a category recognising the important work that schools or youth groups undertake to nurture...
3 Dec 2012
National Tree Week Celebrations!
Are you ready to take part in the UK’s largest tree celebration? National Tree Week begins this Saturday, 24th November, and runs until 2nd December, giving you plenty of time to get involved in many of the organised activities running all over the UK, or to have fun taking part in your own tree...
22 Nov 2012
Step up for Nature this Summer - Week 1
Many of you will be enjoying the start of the school summer holidays, with six long weeks stretching ahead. Maybe you've got a lovely holiday by the pool to look forward to, or something more adventurous or engergetic? Perhaps, like me, you have decided to make the most of all the amazing scenery...
24 Jul 2012
Nature deficit disorder in the news again...
You may well have already heard this morning that the question of how to connect more children to nature is back in the news again? The National Trust has launched a new report highlighting the issue , as well as an online enquiry to gather public opinion on what should be done. In a week where...
30 Mar 2012
The Urban Birder Lands in Glasgow
Glasgow’s remarkable wildlife will be the centre of attention next Sunday (February 19) as The Urban Birder, David Lindo, pays the city a rare visit. As well as urban birding, David’s talk will also look at urban conservation issues and what can be done to help our city birds. His book, The...
15 Feb 2012
RSPB Kelvingrove: Glasgow’s schoolchildren get creative
Glasgow’s schoolchildren have been celebrating Scotland’s amazing wildlife with an art competition organised by RSPB Scotland. Drawings, painting and sculptures were created as part of the RSPB’s annual Big Schools’ Birdwatch (which this year runs from 16-30 January) and all...
13 Jan 2012
RSPB Scotland’s “Christmas Tweats” goes down a storm
Last week RSPB Scotland hosted “Christmas Tweats”, a well-attended CPD (continuous professional development) event at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The event focused on how teachers and their classes can get school grounds wildlife-friendly ready for Christmas. Teachers enjoyed...
12 Dec 2011
A Right of Childhood?
Should all children be given the right to access – and enjoy – the countryside? Here is an interesting short article suggesting just that, as well as talking about the many benefits we all know this brings. However, while I am convinced that all children should have regular contact with...
17 Nov 2011
Poll: How do you get children involved with nature?
It'd be really interesting to see what everybody does with the children in their care, whether you're a parent, teacher, home educator, club leader, relative (I could go on!). Please post if you've got a great memory or would like to share something that your children really enjoy doing...
26 Oct 2011
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