OWLs gather on the Glenlivet Estate
The Glenlivet Estate last Saturday (8 April) welcomed 30 Outdoor and Woodland Learning (OWL) group members from across the north of Scotland.
Members from the Moray, Aberdeenshire and South Highland groups gathered on the Estate – which is managed by Crown Estate Scotland – to discuss their experiences of working in the outdoors and to develop their skills.
The day included a number of workshops, such as Life in Fresh Water, Green woodworking, and Bird Language workshops.
OWL Scotland is an organisation dedicated to increasing the use of Scotland’s outdoor environment for learning, and actively engages with young people to connect their broader learning with the world around them.
Vicky Hilton, Chair of the Moray OWL Group and Crown Estate Scotland’s Countryside Manager for the Glenlivet Estate, said: “Our gathering at the weekend proved to be a great success. Those who attended were able to connect with other practitioners from across the north of Scotland to hear about their experiences and successes in encouraging outdoor learning and working.
“The workshops also proved invaluable in developing everyones skill base; skills which they’ll then be able to share with the rest of their local group when they return home.
“The OWL network is a fantastic example of how education projects and partnership working can benefit the wider environment, at both a local and national level.”
OWL Scotland is supported by a number of partner organisations, including the Forestry Commission Scotland, which funded the event.
For more information, log on to www.owlscotland.org.
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