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SHOWCASING PLAY – PRACTICAL LEARNING, FUNDING AND BEST PRACTICE

We thought we’d let you know of an event hosted by Inspiring Scotland and Children in Need and supported by Jeely Piece to look at lots of different ways to facilitate play.

The event is designed to showcase the raft of playful activities that can be delivered for disadvantaged children and young people across Scotland, playful opportunities that require little or no equipment, and that can be utilised in family’s homes, in their communities and in schools. Play can make a massive difference in the lives of children and young people and not just at an early age. This event will demonstrate how play activities can be delivered in different ways with all age groups.

The event will also look at how funding is available to charitable organisations to kick start and support playful opportunities that enhance the lives of Scotland’s children and young people.

The event is practical and will be both indoors and outdoors, so please come dressed appropriately for the weather on the day and wear outdoor shoes.

During the day workshops will be on offer:
o Inclusive Play – Capability Scotland
o Play Rangers and Street Play – Possibilities for Each and Every Kid
o Active Play – Agile, Healthy Valleys and Jeely Piece Club
o Risky Play – Play Scotland and Care Commission
o Cooking Outdoors and Fire Play – Broxburn Family Centre
o Mini Play Rangers – Parent Action for Safe Play and Youth Scotland

You can register here.

5 must-see apps for science outdoors!

Check out these apps and websites to support your outdoor learning journey!

imageUK Ladybird survey: get counting and finding out about different types of ladybirds. What do your findings tell you about the biodiversity of your school grounds/local area? http://www.ladybird-survey.org

iRecord butterfly app: find out about butterflies in your area and why they are important. Record your findings on the app or website and become a citizen scientist! http://www.ladybird-survey.org/recording.aspx

imageOPAL Tree health: Use the information and photographs in this guide to help you identify pests and diseases on Oak, Ash and Horse Chestnut trees and six of the Most Unwanted.  www.opalexplorenature.org/treesurvey

Air Quality in Scotland: find out about air quality in your area www.scottishairquality.co.uk

And why not compare it with your own findings using the OPAL air quality lichen survey? www.opalexplorenature.org/surveys/air

iSpot: http://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland

Found a plant or animal and not sure what it is? Post a picture to the iSpot community and find out! Great for thinking about identification and classification.

Found another app or site that is useful for science and outdoor learning? Why not let us know?

Leave a comment here or go to our newsfeed at bit.ly/scienceshome

5 must-see apps for primary #outdoorlearning

Check out these apps and websites to support your outdoor learning journey!

imageUK Ladybird survey: get counting and finding out about different types of ladybirds. What do your findings tell you about the biodiversity of your school grounds/local area? http://www.ladybird-survey.org

 

iRecord butterfly app: find out about butterflies in your area and why they are important. Record your findings on the app or website and become a citizen scientist! http://www.ladybird-survey.org/recording.aspx

 

 

imageOPAL Tree health: Use the information and photographs in this guide to help you identify pests and diseases on Oak, Ash and Horse Chestnut trees and six of the Most Unwanted.  www.opalexplorenature.org/treesurvey

 

Air Quality in Scotland: find out about air quality in your area www.scottishairquality.co.uk

And why not compare it with your own findings using the OPAL air quality lichen survey? www.opalexplorenature.org/surveys/air

iSpot: http://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland

Found a plant or animal and not sure what it is? Post a picture to the iSpot community and find out! Great for thinking about identification and classification.

 

Found another app or site that is useful for science and outdoor learning? Why not let us know?

Leave a comment here or go to our newsfeed at bit.ly/scienceshome