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Activities for your class

Find free, downloadable resources to help you bring Scotland’s nature and landscapes to life outdoors and in the classroom.

You can search the Outdoor Learning Directory to find funding, resources, places, training and people to meet all of your outdoor learning needs.

We also offer activities and resources that you can download direct from this website. Some are suitable for all stages, while others are targeted at early years, primary or secondary pupils. Look in this guide to see what’s relevant to the stage you teach.

View our range of upper primary and lower secondary educational resources in Gaelic. You can also see a list of all Gaelic publications.

Infographic for Teachers

Find out more

Outdoor education in Scotland - A summary of recent research

Teaching in Nature report - working with young people

SNH Commissioned Report 225: Young people's interaction with natural heritage through outdoor learning

SNH Commissioned Report 779: Teaching, learning and play in the outdoors: a survey of school and pre-school provision in Scotland

SNH Commissioned Report 476: Teaching in nature


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