If you would like to do some teaching sessions on peatlands or blanket bog, there’s a good range of materials you can download. You can also check out our 'Flows Facts' pages that are full of information about the Flow Country and its inhabitants
Educational Links and Resources
If you are planning an excursion to the peatlands of the Flow Country, you can take a look at the Schools out - Peatlands - Fieldwork made easy resource and find the best place for your field trip with the Schools out - Site guide for Caithness!
Scottish Natural Heritage has an excellent resource for peatlands education with further links (see Section 4 - Resource Guide):
Peatlands: A Guide to Educational Activities for Schools (2014)
Why not try out some of the suggestions for peatland projects in this excellent teacher resource also from Scottish Natural Heritage called Wet, Wild and Wonderful - resources for teachers and students to discover the wonders of peat bogs. It contains fact sheets and activity sheets to use in class and all activities are linked to The Curriculum for Excellence
For secondary school students, the UK’s National Parks have created a learning programme called More than Just a Bog
The Irish Peatland Conservation Council publish Bogs in the Classroom, a collection of activity ideas and other resources
Further Links and Resources
Moors for the Future, based in the Peak District and South Pennines, have excellent UK uplands learning materials
An excellent resource for developing an awareness of our place on this planet and learn about the life of John Muir:
Develop your mapping skills with this resource from Ordnance Survey:
Why not use some of our virtual resources?