John Muir Festival – sketch competition


John Muir was not only an inventor, conservationist and author he was also a very accomplished artist who sketched the great outdoors.

To celebrate the John Muir Festival and opening of the John Muir Way we are giving schools the opportunity to win a John Muir—themed class visit at the Scottish Seabird Centre on 22 April 2014 (transport costs included).

To enter the competition: draw a picture using just one pencil on the theme of nature and write one sentence to accompany it. The picture that most captures how it feels to experience and enjoy nature will win the prize.

Terms and Conditions apply, see attached pdf for further details and template.

Closing date: 28 Feb 2014

John Muir Festival Competition

Seaside School – Launch Event 16th March

The Scottish Seabird Centre new Outdoors Education Programme will be launched on the 16th March. Teachers, would you like a sneak preview and find out more about what we can do for your class. Then come along for a cup of tea at 1.30pm and don’t forget to wrap up warm as we will be going on to the beach. If interested please email as places are limited.

Pirates & Princesses

Do you like pirates ? Have you been studying them at school? Do you have a fancy dress costume for either a pirate or princess? Come along to the Seabird Centre on the 22nd and 23rd October for lots of piratey fun and fancy dress competition. Watch the video here: Pirates

Ppp pick up your pencils ….Art competition


Would you like to see your artwork on sale at the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre?

The Centre is looking for young artists to come up with a new design for their popular line in tea towels, using the marine life, seabirds and the seaside as inspiration. We are looking for a colourful A4 picture from P1- P7 pupils from across East Lothian.

Judging the Centre’s first ever tea towel design competition will be local artist Jane Alexander who has an eye for young artistic talent.

The winning design will be made into a tea towel which will go on sale in the gift shop: the winner will also receive a bag of goodies from the shop, as will the two runners up.

The closing date for entries is 28 October – schools can have multiple entries, but only one per child. There is no cost for entering. For full terms and conditions, please visit the education section at

Lewis Clown Around – Book Launch Sunday 25th Sept

Lewis Clown Around

The launch of a brand new kid’s book! Meet author Lynne Rickards as she introduces her fabulous new picture book all about Lewis the puffin. Get creative with an arty sessions and the chance to quiz Lynne on her book.

25 Sep, 14:00, Scottish Seabird Centre North berwick

FREE (included in entry to the Discovery Centre)

Nature Photography Competition It’s not only grown ups…

Nature Photography Competition
It’s not only grown ups that take fantastic photos – at the Scottish Seabird Centre we know you young ones have got imagination and vision too!

So don’t miss the chance to enter our Photography Awards!

This year, those up to age 15 can enter with the theme Back Garden Biodiversity.

So be inspired by anything and everything close to home and be in with the chance of winning a fabulous award and prize (which will be announced soon!).

Closing date is 31 October 2011.
Download an entry form

Perfect Puffins

Perfect Puffins!

This afternoon children had a great time at the Seabird Centre yesterday. They travelled to North Berwick on a special green bus. Jenny, the Seabird Centre Education Officer, met the children at the entrance to the Centre. She took them down some spiral stairs to explore the rockpools and live cameras to look for the puffins who live on the Isle Of May. Jenny told the children a fantastic story about ‘Percy’ the puffin and his mate and their puffling chick. The children had fun playing with her puffin puppets and they even coloured in their very own puffin picture! We would like to thank Jenny for a ‘Puffin Perfect’ afternoon!!!

G Lendrum Campie Nursery
Perfect Puffins! on PhotoPeach