Education is an important part of the Trust’s work, with the aim of inspiring young people about the value of our natural world.

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

We also have a range of online resources which can help you learn more about Scotland’s wildlife.

If you would like to find out more about our education work, please contact Gill Hatcher by emailing

Visitor centre education

Our four amazing visitor centres offer a safe environment for children to learn about wildlife. From migrating birds at Montrose to urban wildlife at Jupiter, we offer a wide variety of activities and workshops for primary and secondary school children. Follow the links below for more information on our visitor centres. We also offer an Outreach Service, please contact the visitor centres to discuss availability.

Falls of Clyde, New Lanark

  • Wildlife on your doorstep, including focus on owls and badgers
  • Woodland nature detectives
  • Super minibeasts

Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth

  • Urban wildlife
  • Pond life and mini-beasts
  • Wildflowers

Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld

  • Outstanding ospreys
  • Marvellous mammals, including red squirrels
  • Perthshire’s bird life

Montrose Basin, Montrose

  • Life under the mud!
  • Waterbirds of Montrose
  • Migration

Mud digging at Montrose Basin
Mud digging at Montrose Basin © Scottish Wildlife Trust


Pond dipping at Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre
Pond dipping at Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre © Scottish Wildlife Trust

Learning Zone

Discover our growing range of nature-based and curriculum linked resources for children of all ages.

Take a closer look

In this informative video series our team explore the amazing wildlife they are passionate about. Learn about red squirrels, dolphins, hedgehogs and much more.

Wildlife Watch groups

Wildlife Watch groups are nature clubs for children. There are more than 30 groups across Scotland, each one designed to help children and young people get outdoors and connect with nature. Many groups are linked to local schools.

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