Roots to Green Living

Roots to Green Living - Resources

Here is a list of great resources for outdoor learning and play.

General Info

Institute for Outdoor Learning
Outdoor Learning - Education Scotland
Free Nature Detectives packs - Woodland Trust
Reconnecting Children with Nature - YPTE

Awards and Competitions

Eco Schools
Green Tree School Award
Primary Awards for Green Education in Schools (PAGES)


Funds and Foundations - The Co-operative
Pond Conservation - Funding your pond project
Reconnecting Children with Nature - YPTE

Outdoor Classrooms

Hand Made Places
Timberline - Outdoor play equipment

Watching Wildlife

Handy Kam
Using a Quadrat - YPTE
Nestboxes for birds - YPTE
Creating wildlife areas at school - YPTE

Bug Hotels

Snug as a Bug - Buglife International
Bug Hotels - Let nature feed your senses
Insect Hotel - Hen and Hammond
Conservation Education - Minibeasts YPTE (PDF download)


Making a Pond - YPTE
Construction of a school pond - British Ecological Society
Create a school pond - BBC Wild About Nature
Pond Conservation - advice and funding links (see 'Funding' above')

Vegetable Gardens

The Muddy Boots Approach to Learning - Rocket Gardens, Dig for the Future
The School Vegetable Patch 
Kids in the Garden

Gardening Club

RHS Campaign for School Gardening
One Pot Pledge in Schools
Pre-school gardening club - Activity plan - Little Green Fingers
Garden Organic for schools

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