National Parks throughout the United Kingdom are inspiring future generations to embrace incredible landscape and connect with nature.
Green Shoots forms part of Green Pathways – our collection of programmes and learning resources for outdoor educators and youth leaders, designed to support accessible and inclusive opportunities for young people wherever they live.
There are three Green Pathways to explore – Green Shoots, Green Beacons, and Green Leaders.
We have developed fresh and exciting resources to help pupils understand the work of National Parks now and in the future. Our materials for teachers are focused on Upper Key Stage 2, but can be used and adapted for other key stages. Eleven enquiries look at different aspects of National Parks.
YHA have put together amazing, free resources to help young people connect with nature. Connecting with nature is not just about being outdoors - it’s about how you engage with nature while you’re there. What you do is more important than how long you spend doing it. Through Generation Green, we are sharing five things that can help people build a better relationship with nature to help themselves and the planet.
It’s important because of the benefits it secures for the future, both directly to those who participate and to society generally.
National Parks have expert learning and engagement teams. Together they devise and deliver comprehensive learning and outreach programmes that connect children and young people to nature and the outdoors. Here they share their stories and experiences of their work with Green Shoots.
We spoke to some of the teachers involved with Green Shoots. Here they share their experiences, the skills and knowledge they have developed and gained and why this is so important for young people and students.
Green Beacons supports outdoor educators and youth leaders to be inspirational figures who light the way for young people to work in the Green Economy.
Green Leaders supports young people to find their voice as champions of the Green Economy and conservation.
Through work-based career entry, training, volunteering, residential programmes, outdoor and online learning experiences, Generation Green has created more than 100,000 opportunities for young people to connect with nature.