Partner Organisations

We work with many fantastic organisations to ensure that we are using the highest quality resources and guides.

Links to the organisations’ home pages are in bold.  Links to further resources provided by them are bullet pointed below.

Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Learning (SAPOE)

  • SAPOE Training Courses online links to courses from 45 minute introductions to outdoor learning to 2 hour modules for teachers and other practitioners supporting learning outdoors.

National Network for Outdoor Learning

Nature Scot Scotland’s Nature Agency

Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning.

Archaeology Scotland

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

  • Lochdown Learning Resources created to help families with homeschooling ideas and for people looking to learn something new during the UK ‘lockdown’ and helps to keep you connected to the National Park, nature and the great outdoors.

World Ocean Day – a free to access, year-round library of digital and in-person resources bringing awareness to the human and ocean connection. We also have a whale of a time hosting an annual celebration of World Ocean Day every June.

Learning for Sustainability Scotland – Bulletin & Resources

Scotland’s United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise and part of a global network of RCEs throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. This international network allows regions and countries to share and learn from each other, and to establish or strengthen international partnerships.

The office is hosted by the University of Edinburgh and is part of the Moray House School of Education campus.


At STEM Learning, our commitment to STEM education is part of everything we do. Whether that’s delivering teacher CPD (continuing professional development) in STEM subjects, bringing STEM role models into schools as part of the STEM Ambassador Programme or providing bespoke, long-term support for groups of schools in collaboration with companies through our ENTHUSE Partnerships, our aim is always the same – to provide a world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK.

Creative Star

Learning Through Landscapes

If you are looking for practical outdoor learning lesson or activity ideas, advice on school grounds development or training for outdoor learning and play, you are in the right place.

Mindstretchers Academy


Field Studies Council – Millport

Children and Nature Network

Outdoor and Woodland Learning Scotland (OWL Scotland)

OWL Scotland is supported by Scottish Forestry and evolved out of the Forest Education Initiative (FEI) which has run successfully for over 20 years.  OWL Scotland supports outdoor and woodland learning for local OWL groups

Visit the website to find learning and teaching resources, find a local OWL Group and find out about OWL events.

The Woodlands Trust

 Keep Scotland Beautiful –

Provides education initiatives, including  Eco Schools,  for children, young people and educators which focus on environmental issues. We are here to help you to understand the challenges our environment faces and to empower you to take positive action.

Dumfries House

John Muir Trust/Award

The Trust’s John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It is inclusive, accessible and non-competitive, though should challenge each participant.  The Award encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment through a structured yet adaptable scheme, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration.

Learning Away/Brilliant Residentials

Duke of Edinburgh Scotland

Scout Scotland

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Hostelling Scotland

Outward Bound

The Outdoor Partnership (TOP)

The Institute for Outdoor Learning

Greenspace Scotland 

Awards Network

Ayrshire and South West Scotland 

Coalfield Communities Landscapes Partnership

East Ayrshire Coalfields Environment Initiative

Ayrshire Outdoor and Woodland Learning (AOWLs) a local group and part of the Outdoor and Woodland Learning Scotland (OWL Scotland) network.

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