Kids Reading Outdoor

Education Programme

Education Programme - Outreach and Visit The Ecology Centre

The Ecology Centre’s award-winning Education team are regularly out at Fife schools and community settings working with staff and young people to make environmental education inspirational and engaging.  We also welcome groups to our beautiful setting on the shores of Kinghorn Loch.  We offer bespoke packages for schools and groups that want to partner with us, either for a number of sessions or as a one off.

Here’s an idea of the sort of things we offer either in your own setting or at The Ecology Centre:-

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Employability Skills

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Nature Connection

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Forest School

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Bushcraft

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Small group Nature Nurture

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SCQF Forest & Outdoor Learning Awards (FOLA) level 2-4

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Climate Crisis

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John Muir Awards

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John Muir Awards

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Learning for sustainability

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Whole Class project/ CfE linked sessions

Looking for something specific to tie in with your group’s needs and interests?  We can tailor our sessions to create a unique educational experience. All our sessions can be tailored to support the Curriculum for Excellence.

At The Ecology Centre

A well as the above options we have a range of full and half day options exploring a range of habitats at The Ecology Centre and Kinghorn Loch.

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Pond dipping (seasonal)

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Living things 

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Scotland’s native nature 

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Mini-beasts (seasonal)

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Litter and waste 

If you’re looking for a topic that’s not covered here, give us a call on 01592 891567 or email liz@theecologycentre.org and we can chat about what you’re looking for. 

Risk assessment 

A Risk Assessment is available for our education programme. It can be downloaded and adapted for your visit. For Off-site activities we will carry out a site specific risk assessment prior to the session.

PEF and attainment funding

Many of the schools we work with use PEF/attainment funding for outdoor learning.  The Education team work in partnership with schools to help close the poverty related attainment gap and deliver outdoor learning in line with school improvement planning.  The team work with each school on an individual basis to make sure they are supporting staff and pupils in the most effective ways possible.

Booking details and Queries

To book a session or to find out more, call us on 01592 891567 for a chat, email liz@theecologycentre.org, or fill out our online contact form.

Costings

Nature Nurture

(Up to 10 young people)

On Site

Block of 6 Full Day Sessions: £1380.00

Block of 6 Half Day Sessions: £900.00

Off Site

Block of 6 Full Day Sessions: £1560.00

Block of 6 Half Day Sessions: £1080.00

Outdoor Learning

(Up to 32 young people)

On Site

Full Day: £200.00

Half Day: £120.00

Off Site

Full Day: £230.00

Half Day: £150.00

Forest School

(Without FOLA qualification. Up to 10 young people)

On Site

Block of 6 Full Day Sessions: £1380.00

Block of 6 Half Day Sessions: £900.00

Off Site

Block of 6 Full Day Sessions £1560.00

Block of 6 Half Day Sessions £1080.00

John Muir Awards

(Up to 15 young people)

On Site

Block of 8 Half Day Sessions: £960.00

Off Site

Block of 8 Half Day Sessions: £1200.00

FOLA Level 2-4

(Up to 10 young people) Costings are based on delivery for up to 3 hours per session with time for planning, review, evidencing, and certification costs.

On Site

Block of 6 Sessions: £1560.00

Off Site

Block of 6 Sessions: £1740.00