- Learn about the Foraging Behaviours of Bass Rock Gannets
Evening event: 26 July 2018 19:30-21:00 Tickets £5 (£4 for members)
Seabirds are fantastic indicators of ocean health; as predators at the top of the food chain they are affected by changes to prey populations caused by over fishing, pollution, climate change and marine plastics. Miniaturised data loggers have revolutionised our understanding of seabird foraging behaviour and the gannets from Bass Rock have made a large contribution to this work.
PhD researchers from the University of Leeds, Jude Lane, Ruth Jeavons and Chris Pollock, are currently working to understand more about gannet foraging behaviour at a time when many seabird populations are...
- Scottish Seabird Centre seeks future conservation leader
In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People, conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, seeks a young person to join the Board of Trustees for the duration of one year. The Seabird Centre recognises the importance of the themed year and the need to engage the next generation, who can bring invaluable insight, experience and ideas to further enhance the work of the charity.
Applications are sought from those working in the conservation, environmental education or the wildlife tourism sector who are aged between 18 and 35 years. The appointed applicant will contribute to building on the Centre’s success...
- Seabird Centre collaborates with SQA to develop new Environmental Science coursework
Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, has worked in collaboration with the Scottish Qualifications Authority to develop approved coursework linked to the Curriculum for Excellence.
The coursework, which is suitable for National 5 Environmental Science students (and also Biology and Geography teachers), focuses on assessing species distribution (zonation) down a rocky shoreline. It was developed by the Scottish Seabird Centre’s Education Officer, Andrew Grieveson. A former secondary school teacher, and with a Zoology degree, Andrew was well-placed to develop content he knew would work for the target age group. Also contributing was Project Director, Grace Martin, and...
- Winners unveiled for Seabird Volunteers’ Nature Photography Awards
Seascapes, stunning gardens and wildlife wonders are all winners for the Scottish Seabird Centre’s Volunteer-run Nature Photography Awards. In its inaugural year, the relaunched competition was open to amateur photographers who are members, staff or volunteers of the Scottish Seabird Centre.
Judged by Ian Goodall, of North Berwick Photographic Society, the shortlisted images were on display in the Discovery Centre, with a range of photos in the following categories: Wildlife; Landscape – British; Landscape – Overseas; Environment. The images were open to public vote until 20 January, with a whole host of fantastic prizes up for grabs from companies including the...
- Soaring to the stars!
One of Scotland’s leading wildlife visitor attractions has swooped up tourism’s highest accolade.
The Scottish Seabird Centre, which twice secured BBC Countryfile’s Nature Reserve of the Year for the iconic Bass Rock, has once again received a five-star grading from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme in recognition of its exceptional standards. The QA Scheme is a benchmark for quality across the tourism industry and operates across accommodation, visitor attractions and food sectors.
The conservation and education charity, located in the seaside town of North Berwick, opened in 2000 and has since seen significant enhancements and developments to ensure the optimum visitor experience,...
- February Seabird Holiday Club
Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, announces the Holiday Club for the February school break is back by popular demand.
Open to school pupils from Primary 1 to 7, the Seabird Holiday Club will run from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 February. The activity timetable has been compiled by Education Officer, Andrew Grieveson, featuring a range of outdoor activities including rockpooling, outdoor survival skills and sandcastle building as well as indoor workshops with scientific experiments as well as arts and crafts.
Andrew Grieveson said: “Our Holiday Clubs always book up fast as it’s a brilliant mix of indoor...
- Scottish Seabird Centre Announces New Trustees
Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, announces the appointment of two new trustees, who will take up their post with immediate effect.
Joining the Board are Dr Bill Sanderson and Chris Arnold. These appointments come at an important time for the Centre, as it aims to create a national marine centre for Scotland (a working title). It also comes at a crucial time for marine wildlife which is increasingly under threat. A new Centre would inform and inspire people about Scotland’s amazing marine wildlife and highlight the need to look after it for future generations. It would...
- Law Primary helps create film for Scottish Seabird Centre
Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, collaborated with Law Primary School on a very special filming project.
To give schools a feel for what they can experience during an education visit to the Seabird Centre, a P1 class worked with award-winning photographer, Barrie Williams, to create a video of a ‘typical’ school trip.
The video demonstrates that, even despite the Scottish weather, schools are encouraged to engage with the stunning North Berwick coastline in a safe, respectful and sustainable way. It highlights that there are a range of workshops linked to the Curriculum for Excellence and that Education Officer, Andrew,...