Biosphere Explorers

Linking young people with our biosphere

Biosphere Explorers 2 is an education programme run by the CCC and supported by Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership. The project aims to reconnect young people with the local natural environment through a series of workshops and trips.  The workshops use the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere as a focus for learning, linking the beautiful place we live in with issues which affect us all, and encouraging the children to find positive ways of dealing with these issues.  Climate change and Biodiversity are discussed at length as is Sustainability.

The first project ran over two years, ending in Jan 2021. This project was funded by Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership, Holywood Trust, and Barfil Trust. 

A legacy pack was produced to give teachers the information required to carry on the message with future classes.  Access to this pack is free, and is aimed at the 9-11 age group (Second Stage of the Curriculum For Excellence).  A Sense of Place contains the classroom workshops, while Out & About in the Biosphere details opportunities for outdoor learning in the Biosphere.  Both parts closely follow the Outcomes and Experiences outlined in the Curriculum For Excellence. Click on the covers below to explore the Legacy Packs.

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