Cairngorms National Park

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Education & Learning

The Park is a natural, outdoor classroom in which to learn - from important scientific research to teaching the importance of the natural environment to children


Youth Manifesto coverEUROPARC Youth Manifesto Project

We have developed a youth manifesto that will give our young people a voice in shaping their future. The Youth Manifesto looks at how we can safeguard our natural heritage while retaining our young people in rural areas. Find out more here


We have a range of resources and learning opportunities for students, teachers, voluntary groups and anyone with an interest in the Cairngorms National Park.

Why learn outdoors?

An overview of how the Curriculum for Excellence can be met through outdoor learning is available from Education Scotland.

Education Scotland have an excellent resource on Outdoor Learning, including practical guidance, ideas and support for teachers and practitioners.

For guidance on easy steps to learning in local greenspace, see Beyond Your Boundary by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Results of a recent audit into outdoor learning in schools within Badenoch and Strathspey can be viewed here, including frequency and types of activity undertaken outdoors.


Planning a field trip or visit to the Park?

Contact us

Anna Fleming
Education and Inclusion Officer

Cairngorms National Park Authority
14 The Square, Grantown on Spey, PH26 3HG

Direct dial: 01479 870572