Education and learning are at the heart of the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s work, and we have plenty of opportunities for people to engage and connect with nature.

Our People and Wildlife team encourages people of all ages to see, learn about and enjoy wildlife both on our reserves and in the wider countryside, creating opportunities to get involved in a range of activities and events.

People and wildlife

Our People and Wildlife department focuses on four key areas of development:

  • Maintaining and developing a vibrant network of local groups working for wildlife
  • Fostering a strong, inclusive relationship with members and volunteers
  • Engaging communities with our reserves and conservation work
  • Inspiring families and young people to reconnect with nature

Visitor centres

Our four visitor centres are hubs for wildlife encounters, awareness raising and educational activities.

Located in Montrose, New Lanark, Dunkeld and Grangemouth, they all offer very different but equally amazing experiences.


Our local groups and Wildlife Watch groups are a great way for members to get together and learn more about nature conservation, whatever your age.

Click on one of the links to find out where your nearest group is.

Information for schools

We run education programmes at all four of our visitor centres and have a dedicated team of Teacher Naturalists at Montrose Basin available for school workshops and events.

Find out more about primary and secondary school visits and resources here.

Events and activities

Our visitor centres and local groups organise hundreds of events and activities across the country every year, providing a great opportunity to learn more about Scottish wildlife as well as meeting like-minded people.


Get in touch

If you would like more information about our education programmes, please contact our People and Wildlife team on 0131 312 4750, or e-mail

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