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Report highlights need for school children to be more connected to nature

A new report from NatureScot and partners has highlighted how Scotland’s children could be offered increased amounts of outdoor learning and play, stimulating a post-pandemic generation’s connection to nature and its benefits. Read more...


Another NatureScot report says New NatureScot report says school children need to be more connected to nature. The report suggests smaller schools find it easier to get pupils out and about in their local environment.

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Outdoor Learning Schemes to benefit from £892m dormant assets fund

Young people’s outdoor learning will continue as one of the key causes to benefit from £892m of dormant assets funding for England, the government has announced. Read more....

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‘Bees are sentient’: inside the stunning brains of nature’s hardest workers

‘Fringe’ research suggests the insects that are essential to agriculture have emotions, dreams and even PTSD, raising complex ethical questions. Read more...

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City workers swapping the office for the outdoors

An article on the FT website talks about how some professionals are leaving their careers in the city to start businesses in the outdoors.

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World Earth Day 2023

This year the theme is “Invest In Our Planet”, which highlights the importance of dedicating our time, resources, and energy to solving climate change and other environmental issues. Investing in our planet is necessary to
protect it and the best way to pave a path towards a prosperous future. [Read more...]

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Human Connection With Nature Improves Wellbeing and Pro-Environmental Behaviours: Study

How does human connection with nature influence our health and wellbeing? In what ways does an individual’s psychological relationship to their environment shape their conservation attitudes and behaviours? A 2023 systematic review published in Biological Conservation seeks to answer these questions. Read more...

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Over 100,000 learners engage with the outdoors through Field Studies Council

IOL Members, the Field Studies Council is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Conceived in wartime, the idea behind the charity is to connect people with the outdoors. Students from schools, colleges and universities attended outdoor learning sessions on residentials and day trips to the charity's centres. Read more...

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Local School Nature Grants are back

Explore tips and tricks for writing a winning application for our outdoor learning grants. Read more...

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The Crowning of Everest

Listen on BBC Sounds. It is 1953, and Britain is preparing to crown its young Queen, Elizabeth II. The nation is also poised to hear news from Mount Everest. Has the British team made it to the top? Read more...

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Job hunting? CV Writing hints

In today's job market, making an excellent first impression is essential. By paying attention to your grammar and improving your writing, you can demonstrate your communication skills and increase your chances of landing a job. Tips: Proofread your application / Use a grammar checker / Brush up on grammar rules / Seek feedback / Keep it simple.
These are some hints we saw on LinkedIn from Trisha Chapman of Read more....


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Jo Barnett, CEO
Richard Retallick, Business and Operations Manager
Dave Brooks, Member Services and Admin
Fiona Exon (Website listings, Admin, Horizons advertising)
Steve Ullyart, IT Manager (Accounts payable, IOL IT)

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