There's so much about the park that's still to be discovered - and we want to work with community groups, schools and local people to learn more about the park's wildlife and history. Volunteering and outdoor learning are great ways to find out more about the heritage and nature in the park, develop new skills, and help to make the park a better place for people and wildlife.
ReWild The Child aims to help children and families connect with nature - watch our project video here. Or check out our Go Wild at Seven Lochs [8Mb] Activity Pack for 10 nature play activities to help you discover and explore the park, with step-by-step guides and fun activity sheets. Download the pack and share what you've done with us - @Seven Lochs on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!
Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the park's heritage and nature, while also helping to protect and improve the park now, and for future generations. TCV Scotland currently run three programmes to provide a range of exciting volunteering opportunities for you to join in and feel good.
We aim to make volunteering at Seven Lochs accessible to people of all abilities, and provide training and support, and covering travel expenses.
Get hands on with the Seven Lochs Volunteers. This group meets every Friday, and occasional weekends, to carry out conservation projects around the park. In the last year volunteers have created new ponds and wetlands, improved woodlands for wildlife, and planted wildflower meadows.
Projects are supervised by experienced leaders, and no previous experience is needed. Joining the Seven Lochs Volunteers is a great way to learn new skills, improve places for nature and meet like-minded people in a relaxed, friendly environment.
Can you help survey and monitor nature and heritage in the park? Up-to-date information about the wildlife and heritage sites helps us manage and protect it for future generations.
From counting birds, bees and butterflies to measuring frog spawn our Wildlife Counts programme will help to release your 'inner scientist' and find that hidden passion for nature. We provide training, support and equipment to help you gather this important information.
Is there a site you already visit regularly that you'd love to help people learn more about? Want to develop a better understanding of a wild place on your doorstep? Becoming a Volunteer Ranger could be just the thing for you!
We are looking for volunteers to help welcome visitors to our heritage sites and nature reserves, show them what to look out for, and assist with events such as guided walks and family activities.
This programme uses outdoor environmental conservation activities in local greenspaces to support people who are looking to increase their skills and confidence, add to their CV, and move into further training or employment. Trainees will gain 10 accredited SQA units, a John Muir Award, and accredited training in a range of practical skills.
The programme is for people aged 16 or over regardless of experience, disability or background, and is tailored to the needs of the participants. Progression, confidence building and skills development are at the core of the training. Find out more in our Seven Lochs Employability Project leaflet [684kb].
Seven Lochs is a great place for a range of outdoor learning activities - from bug hunts to outdoor art, there's something for all ages and all seasons. Check out our outdoor learning video here.
We've created educator information packs and short instruction videos for six outdoor learning activities that can be delivered at Seven Lochs. Each pack includes curriculum links, leader instructions, learner worksheet, before and after activities and H&S hints and tips. Download and watch below!