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Lochdown Learning: Our resources

We have a variety of different education resources that can help with homeschooling and personal learning during Lochdown. Spanning a wide range of topics, these resources will help to strengthen your connection to nature and to the National Park.

Geography

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park encompasses around 720 sq miles (1,865 sq km) of some of the finest scenery in Scotland. It’s a popular tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors every year. The National Park has also been shaped throughout history by the people who live and work here. Our Geography education resources can help parents to deliver lessons on land use and conflict resolution in rural areas.

Environmental science

Our Climate Change Education Pack covers the Key Environmental Threats to the National Park, which are:

  • Poor quality of some lochs & rivers
  • Unsustainable levels of grazing
  • Invasive, non-native species
  • Climate change pressures

The resource has been developed to support the Environmental Science curriculum – National 4/5 and Higher: Living Environment, Earths resources and Sustainability.

There are three case studies which can be used to aid learning, exploring the importance of restoring peatlands, red squirrel conservation and tackling invasive non-native species.

You can also download a squirrel activity calendar to show how the changing seasons affect the red squirrel population.

Geology

Our Geology Education Pack explores how Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park was formed, and the ways in which the land is managed today.

For a bit of fun, why not try our Chocolate Geology activity where you can learn about the landscape through the medium of chocolate!

Cultural heritage

The National Park has a rich cultural heritage, and the place names you find here have been shaped by several different languages: Gaelic, Scots, Doric and Norse. Our Gaelic Literary Landscapes Resource explores the history of the area and allows you to help us build a shared map of National Park place names.

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