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Accredited UK Forest School Training 
Units 7 & 8 Planning and Delivering a Forest School programme 
with resources, handouts & links 
Scroll down for support on the following topics: 
Forest School history 
Forest School research 
Risk assessment & risk benefit 
Ecological impact & site management 
Planning and evaluation 
Communication strategy 
Electronic workbooks can be found on the  
Forest School history 
UK history 
FSTC handout 
Useful links and books 
Summary of Forest School history timeline in Developing a Forest School in the Early Years by Jenny Doyle and Katherine Milchem 
Local history 
Useful links 
Some Forest Education Initiative groups still exist in Scotland - try putting 'FEI' then your local authority into a search engine. 
Forest School research 
There is lots out there - all done for different reasons and purposes. The quality varies hugely in scientific validity, so do look at the studies with a critical eye! Think about things such as; sample size, longevity of study; whether or not they were comparing with a control group etc. 
FSTC handouts 
Useful links 
Children and Nature Network research digest> (A wealth of up to date research) 
Your Brain on Nature by Selhub and Logan 
Ecological impact & site management 
Assessment templates for woodland survey and ecological impact assessment can be found on the qualification and assessments page. 
Handouts and links to support this section can be found in Woodland environment: Woodland management section > 
Practical Skills 
Woodland Environment 
Learning & Development 
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Student Support & Networking 
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