Scotland's United Nations Recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development

Scottish Natural Heritage

One of SNH’s corporate objectives is to increase the number of people experiencing, enjoying and valuing our nature and landscapes. We work closely with local authorities to offer professional learning opportunities for teachers in outdoor learning, most recently through our Teaching in Nature project.

We are at the heart of developing outdoor learning practice in Scotland. We have supported various pieces of research, held events, provided training, produced resources and developed policy on outdoor learning.

SNH works to promote the integration of SDE principles into youth and community work including through supporting SDE by Community Learning and Development professionals and by actively supporting community citizen science and community greenspace projects.

We were actively involved in the first half of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, and we continue to be involved in the second half of the decade with its focus on CLD. We are keen to continue to be involved in LfS through contributing to a LfSS topic group on CLD.



Sharon Cunningham (Outdoor Learning)

Alan Cameron (Community Learning & Development / Community Development / Citizen Science)