Ullapool will host marine conference “Sea Life, Our Life” next month, with the work of a number of primary schools taking centre stage.
High Life Highland Wester Ross ranger Jenny Grant, who is helping to organise the conference, gave the children the theme “Food in My Belly”.
She said: “As rangers, environmental education is something we have always carried out with schools but with the heightened risks to marine wildlife we wanted to focus on a project that would look at food chains in the marine environment.
“Schools were invited to have a day with Jenny to look at what animals eat, good and bad, and what is ending up in the stomachs of marine creatures.
“With Gairloch Primary, we watched gannets diving in to the water just after we had been talking about what they eat. The children were cheering on the birds as they fished in the sea loch.”
The poetry and art that has been created in response to what the children have learnt at the seashore will be displayed on cotton bags and posters at the conference on October 15.
High Life Highland countryside rangers hope that in the future they’ll be able to run this project across the Highlands.
“Sea Life, Our Life” will be looking at how communities, sea industries and businesses can bring benefits to the marine environment and coastal communities by working together.
The conference will be hearing from speakers with different connections to the sea.