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 four of our visitor centres and have a dedicated team of Teacher Naturalists at Montrose Basin available for school workshops and events. If you would like to find out more about our education work, please contact Nick Wright on 0131 312 4750, or e-mail

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

Online educational resources

We provide online resources to help engage children with wildlife through the Wildlife Watch website, the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts, which include:

  • Ready-made wildlife spotting sheets to download
  • Indoor and outdoor activity ideas
  • Wildlife Watch awards
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

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