Bringing our natural habitat to schools across the country
Our partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) uses a double-decker bus to help bring Scotland’s wildlife and habitat to schools across the country. Bringing them a world of wonder they might not have had the chance to experience.
Get on board and see how we’re helping give children a chance to learn more about their natural habitat.
We’re proud to be a partner of the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland (RZSS) in their Wild about Scotland programme.
The programme is run from a customised double-decker bus that tours Scotland to meet primary six and seven pupils. The bus is a mobile classroom that is set up to inspire and encourage children. They learn about native Scottish species and the role they play in the biodiversity of our country.
The lessons are less formal than regular schooling and are designed to be fun as well as dovetailing neatly into the National Curriculum for Excellence.
‘Wild about Scotland’ aims to engage a younger generation with Scotland’s wildlife – not just in forests or wild areas of Scotland, but also in their own back gardens. In particular, the lessons covered the following topics:
Scotland is an incredible natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife. Roam the great empty wildernesses of our country and the eagle-eyed will spot otters, beavers, wild cats, deer, red squirrels and, of course, eagles. Even your own back garden is just as full of amazing creatures if you know what you’re looking out for.
This map shows you all the places we’ll visit. It gives schoolchildren and community groups the chance to learn more about the amazing wildlife spread across Scotland.
It can be difficult to explain how much children enjoy themselves when the Wild about Scotland bus rolls up at their school. So here are some pictures to show you what we mean.