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 education@seabird.org

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.