Secondary education workshops
Fossil fuels are running out, but what are the alternatives? Using the Discovery Centre and provided information packs, research, discuss and debate the advantages and disadvantages of a range of energy sources. Can the class agree on the best option for a more sustainable Scotland?
CSI Seabird - wildlife crime
A crime has been committed - or has it? Take on the role of detective for the day and investigate the scene of a wildlife crime by undertaking a series of forensic experiments to try and identify the culprit.
Rockpool Ramble: ecology
Discover the different species that can be found in the rockpools on our coastline and learn how they are adapted to survive in this challenging habitat. Conduct an ecological survey of the different tidal zones, measuring the biodiversity and estimating the populations of different species. Make conclusions on which species are doing well and which require our help and conservation.
Variety of Life: biodiversity
What affects the biodiversity that a habitat can sustain and does the region of the planet play a part in this? Analyse the biodiversity of the world’s oceans by examining and measuring a selection of shells from three different regions of the world and comparing data collected from them. Discuss how different biodiversity is throughout the oceans and why this might be.
Seabirds In Crisis: conservation
Use research, presentation and teamwork skills to prepare a news report on the plight of seabirds and the marine environment in Scotland. Visit the Discovery Centre and develop an understanding of how climate change, waste and pollution can have a detrimental effect on Scottish seabird populations.