Trips to The Ecology Centre
Exciting Education at The Ecology Centre!
Are you looking for an innovative outdoor trip that not only brings classroom topics to life but will inspire your pupils to think about the bigger picture and their place in it?
Then book a trip to The Ecology Centre! We are a local Fife charity and by booking one of our exciting education programmes you are directly helping us to provide important community projects. We have an exciting range of full and half day options available covering a wide range of topics. So, sit back and relax and let our fully trained education team lead the way.
Living Things (P1+)
Using all of our senses we will discover how everything on earth is interconnected; plants & trees, animals, birds and humans too!
Discover the mini-beasts living all around us. Go on a mini-beast hunt and take a more detailed look at the mini-beast metropolis that’s happening right under your feet.
Litter and Waste (P1+)
A look at the destructive nature of litter and waste on the environment and the creatures that inhabit earth.
Food & Growing (P1+) NEW PROGRAMME FOR 2017!
We often eat without thinking where our food has come from or what it is made from. Discover the world of food and what we grow here in Scotland
^Pond Dipping (P3+)
Just what creatures do lurk in the Ecology Centres pond? Spend time discovering what life is like for the creatures in the pond by pond dipping in pairs
Climate change (P4 up)
Discover human’s impact on earth and the environment. Explore the alternatives to fossil fuels and encourage the use of renewable energies.
Scotland’s Native Nature (P4 up)
Exploring the abundance of Scottish flora and fauna, classes will learn that you don’t have to look too far to find amazing creatures and beautiful plants.
If you are looking for a topic that isn’t covered here then give us a call and we will do our best to work with you on your classroom topic.
Sessions can be a full or half day and are for a maximum of 32 children.
^ A small additional charge may apply depending on class numbers
Full Day Visit £135.00* - full day visits generally start at 9:30am and end at 2:15pm, with a half hour flexibility either end. Packed lunches required.
Half day Visit £95.00* - half day visits take place in the morning or afternoon and last approximately 2-3 hours. Morning classes must finish before 1pm.
* maximum of 32 in one group. If more than 32, cost is doubled to allow for 2 members of staff.
This programme engages nursery children’s curiosity. Participants will have the chance to take part in games and songs as well as free play outdoors.
Sessions last 1 – 2 hours and are for a maximum of 25 children.
We also offer outreach nursery programmes
1-2 hour session £90
Two different classes can come over 3 hours for £105 (e.g. class one 9.30am – 10.45am, class 2 11-12.15pm)
To check availability or make a booking please contact us.
A Risk Assessment is available for Environmental Education sessions at the Centre. It can be downloaded and adapted for your visit.