Get Involved

  • Get Informed - State of the Environment
  • Indicators and data
  • Give us your feedback

It’s really important for you to get involved in looking after the environment, because you’re part of it, everything you need comes from it, and everything you do changes it. So, use this page to discover the many ways to get involved...

Air Quality and Citizen Science

Air Quality and Citizen Science

Everything you need to know about air quality, including live data, map views, school teaching packs, and details of the role you can play in monitoring and improving the quality of the air that you breathe.

Citizen Science Data Entry Portal

Our environment competition - March 15

We need your information on things that are happening in our environment. Right now, we’re interested in your sightings of Invasive Non Native Species (INNS), but over the next few months we’ll be making this portal your easy point of access to a whole range of fascinating Citizen Science projects.

Public Discussion

The Big Discussion

We’re interested in what people think about environmental issues, and how their priorities for Scotland’s environment compare with the ones identified on our Get Informed pages. Not only that, we’re also interested in testing different ways of helping people to take part in discussion, and providing ideas and resources for those who might want to host a discussion.

It's easy to get involved with Scotland's environment

Get Involved WordcloudGet Involved is:

Worthwhile – you can improve your understanding of the environment and learn new skills.

Fun – volunteering for projects is a great way to meet new people who have similar interests to your own.

Good for you – volunteering for projects can improve both your health and wellbeing.

Important – everything you need comes from the environment, and everything you do changes the environment, so it’s vital to know where you fit in.

You can help to gather the data and information that will improve our understanding of what’s changing in the environment around us by taking part in ‘Citizen Science’ monitoring projects. Or, if you prefer something more practical, you can get involved in hands-on projects to improve your environment. Check out the range of monitoring and action projects in our brand new Project Finder, and find something that’s right for you. If you’re a young person aged 6 – 18, have a go at the Our Environment competition, or look at our Get Learning pages.

If you’re feeling really adventurous, you might want to develop your own monitoring or action project for your local school or community. We’ve developed a toolkit to help you do this. You might want to get involved in discussing the environmental issues that Scotland is facing, and contribute your own views and ideas. If so, find out what’s happening with the Public Discussion. If you just want to find out more about the environmental issues and priorities facing Scotland, and why these are important, have a look at the Get Informed and Get Interactive pages on Scotland's Environment Web.

Mobile Apps

Here are some mobile apps that can help you get involved with your environment. Feel free to get in touch and let us know about any other useful apps that you would like Scotland's Environment to share. You can view our full list on our app page.

Please note that Scotland's Environment Web is not responsible for the content of the external sites.

Our Environment Competition

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If you're a young person of school age, a teacher or youth group leader, show us how you would make our environment better, and be in with the chance of winning the £1,000 top prize.

We’ve extended the deadline for #OurEnv2016 to 22 April, due to the Easter break.

Why not start now and get in early

Toolkit, Useful Links and Case Studies

We’ve pulled together a number of freely available resources to help you plan your own citizen science or action project.