The Scottish Seabird Centre

BY David Doig Foundation

The Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick provides conservation and education about Scotland’s coastal ecosystems.  Funding from The David Doig Foundation will support the delivery of their Seaside School education programme, in identified areas of deprivation, specifically in areas classed within the worst 25% of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation. Surveys show only 10% of young people engage with “the wild” regularly now, compared to 40% 30-40 years ago.  The Seaside School programme provides children an opportunity to learn about the local ecosystem, food chains and the wildlife around them, as well as how green energy and sustainable lifestyles can help conservation.  The programme expects 3,000 pupils across 31 primary and secondary schools to benefit.

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