Learning & Teaching

Education in The Flows


RSPB’s Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve offers a range of great learning opportunities. We can work with you and your students to create an interactive, hands-on experience with the peatlands.

 This wonderful landscape leads itself so well to many areas of the curriculum from early primary discovery to Higher Geography field trips. 

We can help you cover areas of study like: life cycles, food chains and food webs, flora and fauna, history of the Flow Country, mapping, discovery sessions on the layers of the Flow Country, the list is very long! 

Find out all about the science behind carbon storage in the peatlands and why this is such an important area to preserve in the fight against climate change.Taking inspriation from the Flow Country2. What style

Use the Flow Country as inspiration for art, music and writing. Learn about the restoration work and how this helps the wildlife. Why not come out onto the reserve and take part in some hands on conservation work. 

The visitor centre and field centre are easily accessible by train and we have ample parking for a coach or minibus, making Forsinard an ideal place for outdoor and environmental curriculum-based learning. A more detailed description of the facilities can be found here.

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For higher education students we can arrange tailor-made visits for colleges and universities looking at the different aspects of peatlands, including lectures from specialist staff from one or more of our partner organisations. 

Our field centre also offers overnight accommodation for up to 16 people, facilities include an education room and laboratory for use through the education team.

Further teaching resources and information can be found below. 


For more information and school bookings please contact our Learning Development Officer, Hilary Wilson at hilary.wilson@rspb.org.uk