The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has teamed up with Clydesdale Bank to offer completely FREE wildlife sessions to children all over Scotland. The project delivers an outreach programme on Scotland's natural history via a bespoke double-decker bus. The bus has been fully converted to provide a unique and inspiring teaching space for school children, and provide fun, practical sessions that fully complement the National Curriculum for Excellence.
Now in its third year, the Wild about Scotland bus is on a mission to travel the length and breadth of the country, engaging children and communities with Scotland's amazing native wildlife. We hope to connect children to the nature on their own doorstep with a view to creating a lifelong appreciation and respect for wildlife and the environment.
Is the bus coming near you? click below to view our upcoming tour schedule, and request a visit:
At the beginning of February, we visited schools in East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow City Council and Fife. It was great to see so many children enjoying finding out about Scottish wildlife!
‘Wild about Scotland’ education makes record 400th visit in Glasgow
January started off with some valuable development time in the office after we had all come back from our annual leave over the Christmas break. Our first school visits for 2017 were in the South Lanarkshire region with the following week being in North Lanarkshire, West Lothian, Glasgow and Midlothian before returning to South Lanarkshire.
During the run up to the Christmas break we decorated the bus with holly, ivy and tinsel and headed out to schools to deliver our Wild about Scotland sessions!