Biodiversity and the school estate
Biodiversity in school grounds: for health, nature, learning, play and social development
Whether you're involved in new school builds, refurbishments or existing school grounds, the school estate can be part of Scotland's agenda to be at the forefront of international biodiversity conservation.
Explore the information and resources we've gathered together to find out more about how to plan for biodiversity. This will be relevant to local authority school estate managers, biodiversity officers, Eco-schools staff and other local authority staff with an interest in managing their school area.
Biodiversity is the variety of life. All living things are connected in a web of life.
Find out more about how biodiversity can help you and what you can do to ensure this continues.
How the law on biodiversity applies to the school estate.
Ideas for new and existing school projects that take account of biodiversity.
Make the most of the Curriculum for Excellence by creating places to learn outdoors.
The design, construction and operation of school estates can contribute to their sustainability.
Landscape design that supports biodiversity is not necessarily more expensive than other types of landscaping.
Useful and relevant resources for school estate managers.