Outdoor Learning

There is a wealth of research coming out just now on the benefits of being outdoors in green spaces with regards to physical and mental health and wellbeing, as well as it being a great environment to deepen understanding about the natural world by experiencing it first-hand. Learning outdoors also offers the chance to develop skills and attitudes not always possible in a classroom setting, such as the opportunity to build problem-solving skills to overcome challenges, and to develop resilience through learning in an unpredictable environment.

We now have an exciting new outdoor learning program for schools and our local communities up and running based in the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens. We are also open to doing outreach activities with groups where possible, and are able to tailor sessions to age and ability level. Read on to find out more and if you would like more information or would like to book sessions, please contact us at biodiversity@abdn.ac.uk

Many of the outdoor learning projects detailed in this section were kindly supported by the Moffat Charitable Trust.

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