Outdoor Apps

We used a field guide app to identify species logged the location and shared a photo on the web.

It’s great to get away from the modern world and immerse yourself in the natural environment but sometimes the two can be combined to create a rich learning experience.

Recently we’ve noticed more schools using tablets and smart phones to support and enhance outdoor learning and so we’re compiling some examples of good practice to share. In the meantime, to get you started there are some great apps that can be used to help with identifying, logging and sharing your outdoor adventures.

We’ve complied a list of some of our favourites that are used by our staff on our Pinterest board here. (a mixture of free and small charge).


If you’re using any good apps, we’d love to hear from you, add a comment to the bottom of this post with the details and we’ll add it to our board.

 Note: the apps listed are all for the iphone or ipad but many are also available for android phones, just visit the developers website or search your app store.