The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA) is the professional membership association for Countryside Rangers and associated countryside professionals in Scotland

Formed in 1974, SCRA has an enviable reputation for supporting the development and enhancement of the Ranger profession in Scotland; organising networking events, training events and conferences, supporting the development of a national logo and brand for Scotland's Ranger Services and working with Government and Government agencies to promote the profession.

Rangers promote the enjoyment, understanding and care of Scotland's outdoors through;

  • The first hand provision of information, advice and activities
  • Interpretation
  • The management of sites and facilities
  • Seeking to secure responsible behaviour

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Sharing Good Practice event -  Taking Citizen Science Outdoors to support your Teaching and Learning

Battleby Conference centre, Perth, Thursday 16th March 2017

Citizen Science can support Learning for Sustainability – an entitlement for all learners.

Citizen science gives young people and communities the chance to get hands-on with science in an exciting and meaningful way.  It provides opportunities to learn new skills, engage with the scientific community and find out how scientific observation can deepen understanding and knowledge of our local environment.

This event will look at how young people can become involved in recording and monitoring their local environment through activities often now referred to as “citizen science”, including in classrooms, in school grounds, and in local greenspaces.  It will look at formal and informal opportunities, a whole school approach involving the wider community, and links to the Curriculum for Excellence.  It will aim to identify what works in practice through looking at educational resources and other sources of support and advice.

This free event is for teachers, teacher trainers and trainee teachers, decision-makers and influencers involved in learning and the environment, professionals involved in outdoor learning and in learning for sustainability, academics and anyone working with young people in the outdoors.  The flyer and booking form is available at http://www.snh.gov.uk/news-and-events/events/event-details/?id=2982.