Project news: jungle scientists in the Highlands!

Schoolchildren from Dochgarroch Primary School have become ‘jungle field scientists’ with us over the past six weeks as part of our canal schools programme!

Primary 5-7 have been out and about with our Highlands Canal Officer Stephen and partners Forest Schools to explore and discover the environment and heritage of The Caledonian Canal in Inverness and surrounding areas.

Children will be awarded John Muir Discovery Awards for their commitment to exploring and discovering wild spaces for all their hard work!

They’ve learned so much in outside that they’ve wanted to share some of their wild facts with everyone.

Well done to the classes who have learned to build shelters, make their own woodland creatures from natural materials and think about what they need to survive, learned new survival skills and knot tying and discovered lots of interesting facts about our waterways and woodland wildlife and the role we have in protecting it.

We will be working with lots more schools outdoors over the summer, using the canals and surrounding environment to help children connect with nature and learn more about their local environment.

If you’d like to discuss a schools project with us please get in touch!