This is our most popular programme. The programme provides children with an opportunity to discover more about minibeasts and to find out about the important role that they play within their habitat. The day allows children to look at freshwater species in the loch and then a chance to rummage through the undergrowth looking for terrestrial minibeasts. There are plenty of activities and games based around minibeast lifecycles which will keep you entertained along the way. Come and join us and see what you can discover in miniature!
Discover how you can create a space for nature. Visit our new ‘recycled garden’ to see how we use recycled materials to make habitats for wildlife. The field centre has ecocentre status and we have millions of ideas and ways of being thrifty. We would love to share our ideas with you and we’re pretty sure that you’ll have some ideas for us. You will do some gardening, including planting seeds and playing interactive games. Along the way meet some garden friendly creatures and create a home for a bumble bee!
Trees and plants are vital to our planet. This is a chance to meet the native trees on the estate and some exotic trees in our arboretum. Discover the common wild plants of Scotland and find out their uses and folklore, whilst learning some basic Gaelic. We have an enthusiastic gardener on the team who is keen for every visitor to get their hands dirty and help nurture a tree in our new tree nursery. Hunt for seeds and play fun, interactive games in the exciting grounds of Aigas.
CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABILITY
Are you interested in green issues? Do you care for the environment? Do you think that you could do more to help the planet? This topic will look at climate change and discover what implications that may have on our planet, while learning what we can do to help the environment. Come and play and perhaps teach us a thing or two.
Use nature as your inspiration to be creative. This programme provides pupils with an opportunity to express their feelings about the natural environment. We will explore different parts of Aigas through quiet contemplation, games and activities. This will include writing simple poetry and creating transient art projects. We will also have lots of fun playing and writing music in the outdoors.
Come and have fun getting lost with us! For those who are a little nervous with maps, this is a day for you. We will get to grips with grid references and learn the points of the compass. We have games using map symbols and lots of activities based on maps. By the end of the day you will be off orienteering around the estate and ready to discover the world!