Virtual Nature School empowers practitioners to have confidence in nature and outdoor learning.

Winter Programme - Experiential team training

Following on from the highly popular Summer Programme, the Scottish Government has extended the funding and we are able to offer early years practitioners free training in nature- and inquiry-based learning over the winter.

We will begin with orientation on Thursday the 25th of February and then commence with training week beginning the 1st of March.

Contact the primary contact for your team for more details.

Practitioner Chats - Every Thursday evening

Every Thursday evening, a small group of early years practitioners who are passionate about nature pedagogy gather online for invigorating discussion with Dr Claire Warden.

The conversations are recorded and made into a podcast that is freely available to anyone on the major podcast platforms. Just search for "Conversations with Dr. Claire Warden".

All early years practitioners are welcome to join us LIVE on the night, or just listen to the recordings via the podcast. Please click the button below for details.

Newsletter - Encouraging positive interactions

The newsletter is designed for 2 audiences: to support families and practitioners to engage children in conversations about nature-based inquiries. 

Each newsletter answers a question that has been posed by a parent/carer and provides beautiful imagery and simple text to encourage dialogue. 

The newsletter content links to the parent podcast series which you can find here.