At the Scottish Seabird Centre, education is central to their mission to help conserve and protect seabirds and marine life. This year, education officer Andrew Grieveson and his team welcomed a record number of school children to the Centre. These visits, along with the ever-popular Wildlife Club, allow children to learn about marine conservation through a range of fun outdoor activities, from Nurdle Hunts to Rockpooling.
Andrew said “Our education sessions are very beneficial to visiting children and young adults. Outdoor education is an excellent way of engaging people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of ensuring a love of nature and the environment in the next generation. They also create fun and exciting memories for the children to take away from their visit to North Berwick and the Seabird Centre.”
This October, they’ll be running the Seabird Centre holiday club from Monday 15th to Thursday 18th October. Aimed at primary school children, the fun-filled programme will include Rockpool Rambles, Sandcastle Building, Discovery Trails, Survival Skills and Nature Walks.
October is also the start of seal season. Visitors can zoom in on super cute seal pups with the interactive live cameras and anyone lucky enough to see a live birth will win a seal adoption pack. You can also immerse yourself in the 3D wildlife films which show daily at 12pm. Visit the website for more information.
SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE
The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS | www.seabird.org