Projects - Outdoor Learning

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EDINBURGH & LOTHIANS GREENSPACE TRUST (ELGT)

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Who is the service for?
Primary School (5-12)
What age range is it suitable for?
4 - 12

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109/11 Swanston Road, Morningside, EDINBURGH, EH10 7DS
0131 445 4025

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Outdoor activities with local primary schools in Edinburgh to help them become more aware of their local environment.

As part of the Scottish Government’s Biodiversity Strategy, ELGT have been supported by Scottish Natural Heritage through the Outdoor learning challenge fund to deliver programmes of outdoor learning. The project is a continuation of SNH’s Learning in Local Greenspace project. This project involves work with schools in Scotland’s most highly deprived areas and aimed to provide learning opportunities in green spaces that were accessible for each participating school.

The project involves the delivery of the John Muir Discovery award. This includes the following activities.

- Explore woodlands and local natural area. Develop nearby links with the community and learn about a variety of habitats. Tree ID & bug survey; mini beast homes; litter pick; bird walks. (Four 2 hour long sessions)
- Planting sessions in greenspaces involving planting bulbs and trees in their local greenspaces using tools. Creating areas for wildlife using only natural materials. (Four 2 hour long sessions)
- Fun outdoor activities and games in the local woods – raising awareness of area and nature e.g. using senses; journey stick; learning knots and shelter building. Woodland craft making and environmental art which involves using natural materials. Building bird boxes. (Four 2 hour long sessions)
- Make a diary about the activities and what they have learned, including photos which can be shared with carers / parents. Post on social media and newsletters to share with the community. (One 1hr long session)

For further information, please get in touch.

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Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT)

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