The Flow Country is an amazing place and such a brilliant learning resource for Caithness and Sutherland pupils and older students. Come out to our Field Centre and use it as a base for field studies or John Muir Awards.
We are happy to facilitate specific sessions to tie in with SQA Units in Geography and Environmental Science. It is also possible to develop and offer learning (e.g. fieldwork) for Biology, History, and other courses, such as Art. Staff can also join you in the classroom, providing a local context for core topics as sustainable development, climate change, ecology and physical geography.
SQA identifies the local environment as a major resource for courses, and local peatlands are ideal for conducting practical fieldwork. Project staff are happy to assist or lead in delivering learning that allows students to complete practical research, demonstrate fieldwork techniques, and develop skills in scientific enquiry.
Peatlands are hugely important for mitigating climate change as well as for biodiversity.
Finding out what is going on in the Dubh Lochan
Learning about the Peatlands for John Muir Awards