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Outdoor Practitioner: free online magazine

The Outdoor Practitioner is our online magazine, full of articles, ideas and activities to support you to be outdoors with your groups, packed full of contributions from real-life Outdoor Practitioners.

Free to download, to keep as a useful reference / resource, or read online.

Please contact us if you would like to contribute an article or share activities in our next issue. Email Outdoor Practitioner magazine editor

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The Outdoor Practitioner issue 3

The Outdoor Practitioner issue 3, autumn 2021

Forest School Focus
Forest School Day • Nature Connection or Nature Contact • 7 ways to deepen your connection to nature • Forest in the City - Forest School in an urban setting • Forest School Stories - overcoming an arson attack • 6 Forest School Principles

Whittle your own hazel knife • Square lashing • Autumn inspirations • Leaf needle felting • Autumn hanging mobile

Fascinating Fungi with the British Mycological Society • Storm Kettles

Practitioners Voice
Reflecting on access to nature programmes & Forest School • Letters from projects in Edinburgh & Croydon • Book review: Creating A Forest School – from the roots up! • Outdoor Ed Chat - join the online discussion

Read online here - Outdoor Practitioner Autumn 2021 or free download below.

Outdoor Practitioner Autumn 2021 issue 3

pdf, 6.72 MB

The Outdoor Practitioner issue 2, summer 2021

The Natural Play Principles from Professor Jan White
Hand Washing focus
Embedding outdoor play training in Early Childhood courses at Glasgow Clyde College

Sun prints - bunting & cyanotype prints
How to make a foot operated soap dispenser from Richard Irvine
Nature Chatterbox from the National Trust
Tree ID - the oak

Learning Through Landscapes (LtL) - overcoming outdoor learning barriers at Grand-y-Care, Scotland
Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) - 5 top tips for learning outside the classroom
Forest School Association (FSA) - the Forest School Provider programme
National Forest - Creating a Forest for Learning
Thrive Outdoors - supporting Scotland’s children to grow, play & learn outdoors

Read online here - Outdoor Practitioner Summer 2021 or free download below.

Outdoor Practitioner Summer 2021

pdf, 7.05 MB

The Outdoor Practitioner issue 1, spring 2021

Outdoor Clothing focus
The Breeze Project, Newcastle - impacting young people’s wellbeing through Forest School
Outdoor case study: Milford Pre School, Hampshire

Fire - how to choose & use a fire steel
Campfire cooking - campfire bread on a stick
Bushcraft knots - clove hitch

National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE)
National Trust - 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ & Ways to Have a Mini Adventure
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Read online here - Outdoor Practitioner Spring 2021 or free download below.

Outdoor Practitioner Spring 2021

pdf, 5.55 MB

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