Why consider borrowing a loan box?
The Scottish Seabird Centre wants people to get excited about Scotland’s seas and marine wildlife.
As part of our marine activities programme, we have developed loan boxes which are available for schools and community groups across Scotland to borrow free of charge. The ability to handle objects and use the senses, can often lead to a more memorable learning experience.
Our loan boxes might of particular interest to schools and organisations that are unable to visit the Centre in person or that live far from the coast. However, equally, if you are planning a visit to the Centre, and would like to do some introductory work beforehand, borrowing a loan box could be helpful preparation. Or a loan box could allow you to undertake follow-up work after a visit to us. For further information about educational visits to the Scottish Seabird Centre, please click here.
What's in our loan boxes?
Each box contains marine-related real and replica items, books, toys, activities and reference materials chosen to complement one another. The contents are fully supported with teacher’s notes and curriculum linked classroom activities.
How does the loan process work?
A box can be borrowed for either a short-term loan of three weeks or a longer loan of a whole term. Booking is essential as the total number of loan boxes available is limited. Once you have submitted a request, we will aim to advise on availability within five working days of submission.
If you would like to request a loan box please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
The loan box will be posted out to you along with full instructions of how to get the most out of the content and how to return it to us once your loan period comes to an end.