We work with education professionals to promote the use and benefits of teaching outdoors – particularly in woods and forests.

Outdoor learning can be active, challenging and enjoyable. It contributes to good health and wellbeing, and raises awareness of issues like climate change and sustainable development.  

Outdoor and Woodland Learning Scotland (OWL Scotland)

OWL Scotland is dedicated to increasing the use of Scotland's outdoor environments for learning.

Forest Kindergarten

Our Forest Kindergarten programme models a forest school approach for the early years, and is based around child-centred learning through play.

Related links

The Outdoor Learning Directory is a portal to services supporting outdoor learning in Scotland which are provided by Scottish Government organisations.