Education & Young People
With unique wildlife, habitats and landscapes of exceptional beauty, the Cairngorms National Park provides fantastic opportunities to experience nature in a natural outdoor classroom
Young People in the Cairngorms National Park
One of the four aims of the National Park is to promote sustainable economic and social development of the area’s communities – and key to that is finding work for young people. As a an employer the CNPA have a duty to commit to the next generation, to identify where we can create roles and provide skills and training
How the CNPA works with and for young people
EUROPARC 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?
Outdoor Learning Officer
Cairngorms National Park Authority
14 The Square, Grantown on Spey, PH26 3HG
Direct dial: 01479 870572