Children across Aberdeen have the chance to venture out their classroom and learn about the importance of preserving the environment first hand.
RSPB Scotland plans to build on their previous success with the Dolphinwatch initiative and bring the topic of sustainability to a younger audience.
Since autumn last year, the charity has focused on its schools engagement programme, with schools given the chance to see the dolphins for themselves at Torry Battery.
In the lead up to the city’s first Dolphinwatch festival, organisers want to build on their previous work with young people, and offer even more school sessions.
Sadie Gorvett, Dolphinwatch community events officer, said: “Climate change is a massive issue, and it is so important to engage with young people, who in turn can lead by example.
“Looking after our world means the dolphins, the puffins and other marine life still get the chance to thrive.”
The charity can offer school visits, or invite classes to work with the environment first hand, through a litter pick or marine-themed engagement day at the Torry Battery.
Ann McKechin, trustee and executive officer of the ScottishPower Foundation, which funded the schools programme said: “The Dolphinwatch project has been a fabulous success, engaging Aberdeen’s young people in marine conservation and sustainability.
“Sadie and the team have created an extremely dynamic learning programme, involving both classroom workshops and outdoor trips to Torry Battery, where pupils have been able to see the abundance of dolphins, seabirds and even whales that inhabit the city’s coast.
“It’s fantastic to see so many schools on board learning about how they can make a difference and help protect the amazing marine wildlife that’s right on their doorstep.”
The school visits can take place any point in the year.
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