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Wild about Scotland

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.

Next generation conservationists

Get on board and see how we’re helping give children a chance to learn more about their natural habitat.

Helping children care more about where they live

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.

Making learning fun

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:

  • Minibeasts – Looking at the huge diversity of insects on earth and the variety which can be found in the local area.
  • Highland Tiger – Raising awareness of the Scottish wildcat plight and what pupils can do to help preserve the species.
  • Beavers– Looking at how the beaver has been reintroduced back into Scotland and the effects on the ecosystem

Keep your eyes peeled

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.

Wild about Scotland interactive map

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.

Follow The TourFollow the Wild about Scotland Tour

To find out more visit Wild about Scotland (opens in a new window). View our tour schedule. Read our blog from the bus and visit our Facebook (opens in a new window) and Twitter (opens in a new window) pages.

Wild about Scotland Gallery

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.

Wild about Scotland at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

The Discovery ship in Dundee and the Wild about Scotland bus

Kids learn about Scotland's elusive wildcats

The Wild about Scotland bus travels far and wide

Wild about Scotland visits the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood in Edinburgh

Kids get to work on board the Wild about Scotland bus

Stirling Castle is the backdrop for the Wild about Scotland bus

All aboard for Wild about Scotland

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