Scotland’s mountains, coasts, forests and green spaces are a fantastic resource that can shape people’s lives and it’s vital that everyone knows how to enjoy the outdoors while respecting nature and the interests of others. The key to this is the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Nature Scot created Activity Guides for schools in 2007. The guides include posters and are available for two age ranges: 8-12 and 12-14. These are available as PDF’s from the Nature Scot website.
During 2019-2021 visits to our countryside and greenspaces rose and so did incidences of poor behaviour. Visitors often knew that they had rights of access but were unaware of how their behaviour might impact upon others and how to act responsibly.
Now there is an opportunity to revisit and improve these resources for schools and to reemphasise to a young audience that with their access rights comes responsibility.
Your help would be appreciated in undertaking this task. If you have used (or can review) these packs please let Nature Scot know what they should keep and what was most useful for you.
- What would you like to see added?
- What format would be most/more useful for you to use in the classroom?
- Have you any suggestions for activities you have or would use with a class that could be shared with other teachers?
- Would you be able to assist in a further review as Nature Scot develop new resources?
Please get in touch directly with Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org.