The ‘Life around the Turbines’


The Scottish Seabird Centre are inviting teachers and pupils to  a FREE activity day at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick (EH39 4SS).  Workshops will run on the 18th and 19th of  September 2012. 

The ‘Life around the Turbines’ workshops – which are based around the subject of offshore windfarms – are cross curricular and have been designed by the Marine Biological Association and the National Marine Aquarium with funding from COWRIE (Collaborative Offshore Wind Research Into the Environment).

Students will take part in 3 curriculum linked sessions during the day, beginning at 10.30 am, with a break for lunch and finishing by 2.30pm. 

  • Habitats, adaptations and food webs  –    Find out what lives around the wind turbines.
  •  Technology –  Find out why we need renewable energy and how a wind turbine works.
  •  The Environment –   ‘Decision Making’ in the real world – balancing energy needs with environmental management.

 The sessions are most appropriate for primary 5 and 6. The maximum number of students that can be accommodated on each day is 60, so book now to avoid disappointment!

If you would like to book or need some more information, please get in touch with Jenny at the Scottish Seabird Centre

Don’t forget all workshops and resources are completely FREE!!  The Seabird Centre are also able to subsidize the cost of travel to and from the event.



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