Scottish Education Programme
WDCS has an extensive education programme based at the WDCS Wildlife Centre at Spey Bay, Scotland and supported by Scottish Natural Heritage. This beautiful location in the Moray Firth is a haven for amazing wildlife including bottlenose dolphins, ospreys, seals and otters.
When schools visit the Wildlife Centre the children participate in fun and engaging hands-on activities, and greatly enjoy learning outside of the classroom. Our outreach programme to local schools includes interactive presentations, workshops and school projects such as the Dolphin Diploma. All our work supports the Curriculum for Excellence. Details can be found in this document - Curriculum for Excellence.
The programme aims to teach children and adults about cetaceans, the threats they face and the work of WDCS. We encourage children to take an active part in conservation, such as making posters to raise awareness, fundraising or joining a beach clean at Spey Bay.
The Education Room at the Wildlife Centre provides an excellent base for school visits and provides an indoor option should the weather take a turn for the worse! Children can make use of the room to eat their lunch and take part in fun interactive activities.
WDCS does not charge for educational activities, however donations towards costs are gratefully accepted (for a school visit to the centre, we suggest £1 per child). Risk assessments are available on request.
To book, for further information, or to request a free teachers pack, please contact the Education and Outreach Officer:
Tel: 01343 820339
School or group visits to the WDCS Wildlife Centre
Activities in your school
Childrens holiday club
WDCS would like to thank Scottish Natural Heritage, the Baxters Foundation and Moray Leader for their kind support of the Education Programme and the Education Room at the Wildlife Centre.