Young people and nature
Young people and nature is a hot topic in 2019. Engaged or not bothered? Dis/connected? ‘Braw’ or naw? See what happened during Year of Young People 2018, and what's going on through Year of Green Action 2019, #iwill, Kick the Dust and more…
Research and feedback
Relevant research and feedback is crucial to creating meaningful resources and experiences. ReRoute and Kick the Dust are looking to gather young people’s views about connecting with nature - find out more.
What are young people doing to get involved? There are plenty of examples from Kick the Dust, #iwill and Scottish Government’s Year of Young People 2018 that highlight the positive actions that young people are taking.
Year of Green Action 2019
Scottish Government's Year of Young People 2018
Year of Young People 2018 aimed to inspire Scotland through its young people - celebrating their achievements and valuing their contribution. Find out more about the activities and initiatives that young people and youth workers engaged with here.
Young people’s stories
Read a selection of stories written or produced by young people, sharing how they feel about their connection with the nature and the world around them.
Equality of Access
Young people want to experience and engage with the outdoors/nature, and want opportunities to make a difference – that’s a clear message from research and feedback. Equality of access for all is an important issue. Every year since 2001 at least 25% of John Muir Award involvement has been by individuals from ‘inclusion’ backgrounds. And every year the gender split of participation is roughly equal (52-54% male to 48-46% female since 2010). Campaigns such as Freshspace #GirlsGetOot and This Girl Can aim to encourage equality. A recent Journal article Women in the wild focuses on positive role models for females.