Getting Groups Outside

Get Outdoors Lanarkshire

The Winter 2020 Project is an initiative to support people to increase their physical activity and improve their mental health through engaging with the natural environment, even in the depths of winter, making the most of Our Natural Health Service.

From 1st December Get Outdoors Lanarkshire will be bringing you an online Nature Advent(ure) Calendar. Every day throughout advent there will be a video made by a member of the network, each focusing on a different way to help people to connect to nature during the winter, including things to look out for and activities to take part in.

But the fun doesn’t stop on Christmas Eve, the team are currently creating their own nature version of the 12 Days of Christmas to keep you connecting with nature into 2021, and from January they’ll be bringing you weekly webinars to help you engage more deeply with nature.

Find out more on the new website.

Connecting with nature on your doorstep

Cumbernauld Living Landscapes have a wide range of activities that you can download and do from home, either on your own or with friends.

The Sensory Trust have a collection of free activities designed to engage the senses and connect with nature at home.

Ways to engage children with nature

View the videos and resources from the Castlebank Horticultural Centre's 8 week virtual family and gardening nature club

Check out Creative Star Learning for loads of practical ideas for learning and playing outdoors.

Watch this video to hear how a teacher uses greenspace as an aid to learning.


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