Learning & Teaching

Education in The Flows

RSPB’s Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve offers a range of great learning opportunities. ForsinardVisit

We can work with you and your students to create a really interactive, hands-on experience with the peatlands.

The Flows Lookout provides great views that help you understand the pond systems and the wider landscape, as well as shelter when you need it. It’s a 15-minute walk across peatlands from our visitor centre. You can go pond dipping at the Lookout too. Our new residential field centre offers overnight accommodation for 16 people, and facilities include an education room and laboratory. Get in touch to book a visit or for more information.

The Highland Council’s Countryside Ranger Service also offers a variety of environmental learning opportunities and activities, many of which take place in and around The Flow Country.  

The Flows Field Centre

Our Flows Field Centre offers great opportunities for residential visits. This fantastic building offers everything from group accommodation to a classroom and a laboratory. Download the brochure (PDF).

The Flow Country for Schools

The Flow Country for Schools initiative, part of the Flows to the Future Project, offers learning opportunities for schools on the peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland. A particular focus is the importance of these peatlands in relation to climate change.

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Teaching Resources

Download activity ideas, background research and worksheets to use in your classroom.

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For Secondary Schools

The Flow Country offers a wonderful learning space for secondary students at all stages.

Higher Education Punjabi Students on Flows Lookout

We can arrange tailor-made visits for colleges and universities looking at aspects of the peatlands, including guest lectures by specialist staff from one or more of our partner organisations.

Our key partner for higher education and research is the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI). The residential field centre offers multi day opportunities for higher education and research. Please get in touch to discuss ideas and possibilities.

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