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Education 

Scotland's National Nature Reserves (NNRs) provide an excellent range of educational opportunities whether in the classroom or through getting out on a site.

Educational visits are welcome on all of Scotland's NNRs, which offer tremendous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the natural heritage at first hand. Educational groups are included in Scottish access rights, which are subject to the common sense guidance on responsible behaviour in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. The Code advises group organisers to be aware of any land management operations or sensitive areas, and to contact the land manager in advance. Telling us about your plans also helps us to help you and others make the most of visiting an NNR.

If you e-mail us at nnr@snh.gov.uk with your date(s), which NNR you are planning to visit, and the name and size of your group, we'll let you know if there are any management works or other group visits which may affect your visit.

Want to know how have others got involved? Here are some examples of schools involvement with their local NNRs and a project on supporting teachers to explore NNRs.

Student looking at the recovery potential of degraded Racomitrium heath, Creag Meagaidh NNR.  İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Creag Meagaidh NNR

Rural skills development on the NNR.

Visitors to the Isle of May NNR.  İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Isle of May NNR

Online education resources and a virtual tour of the reserve.

Loch Leven NNR. İGeorge Logan / SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Loch Leven NNR

Find out more about 'Growing up with Loch Leven'.

Flanders Moss NNR a raised bog. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Flanders Moss NNR

Find out about an arts project for schools at Flanders Moss.

Pupils from Blackbridge Primary School at Blawhorn Moss during their Biodiversity and Animation project in 2010/11.

Blawhorn Moss NNR

Information on a peatland resource for schools



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