Trips to The Ecology Centre
Education at The Ecology Centre
Are you looking for an innovative outdoor trip that brings classroom topics to life and inspire your pupils to think about the bigger picture and their place in it?
We're a local Fife charity with over 20 years of experience in outdoor and environmental learning. 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 up)
Using all of our senses we will discover how everything on earth is interconnected; plants and trees, animals, birds and humans too!
Minibeasts (P1 up)
Discover the mini beasts living all around us. We will go on a mini beast hunt and take a more detailed look at the mini beast metropolis that’s happening right under our feet!
Litter and waste (P4 up)
A look at the destructive nature of litter and waste on the environment and the creatures that inhabit earth.
^Pond dipping (P3 up)
What creatures lurk in The Ecology Centre’s pond? Pond dipping is experiential learning at its best – discover the adaptations different creatures have developed to survive.
Climate change (P4 up)
Discover human’s impact on earth and the environment. Explore the alternatives to fossil fuels and learn about renewable technologies.
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’re looking for a subject that isn’t covered, 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 £150.00* - 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 £100.00* - 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 £100
Two different classes can come over 3 hours for £115 (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.