Over winter 2018-19, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) worked with arts and sustainability charity, Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) to pilot a creative engagement project in Aberdeen exploring how the arts could be used to raise levels of flood awareness and preparedness in flood risk communities. Follow the link for [...]
Scotland's environment website provides a very useful overview on the importance of plants and animals in our environment and how biological recording and data collection contributes to this knowledge. These resources could support Senior Phase and tertiary level students.
This SEPA YouTube video (7 November 2017) describes how the River Garry in Scotland was re-watered. Another video describes this experience from a SEPA Water Specialist’s (hydropower), perspective (30 October 2017).
A range of useful videos produced in partnership with Education Scotland and OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) on Scotland’s Environment web Get Learning pages. These include Recording earthworms, Measuring soil pH, Measuring tree height, Pitfall traps, Pond dipping, Sampling strategies, Small mammal trapping, Soil texture and Water clarity and pH.
Scotland's environment website provides a very useful overview of Biodiversity data including a selection of key topics, plus mapping and recording resources. These could support Senior Phase and tertiary level students.
Scotland’s soils website provides you with information about soils in Scotland. Find a range of maps, links to downloadable data, plus background information on the soils found in Scotland, what they do, why they are important, the threats they face and what is being done to protect them.
SEPA’s resident blogger, Willie Towers, shares his changing relationship with trees throughout his career as a soil scientist and explores how the role of forests and woodlands has developed over time, in a thoughtful and personal blog post.