Educating young people about biosecurity and threats to local seabirds

Biosecurity Schools Resource Pack

Islands are special for nature, particularly for the beautiful seabirds who nest and rear their young on them. Sadly, many of world's seabirds are being pushed to the brink of extinction and WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PROTECT THEM.

The biosecurity education modules outlined below have been designed BY school pupils FOR school pupils. Each module contains a range of fun, interactive and stimulating activities invented by prmary-aged pupils from Scottish island or coastal schools, to help others to understand some of the threats that face our seabird populations. 

SOS! SAVE OUR SEABIRDS

Activities invented and designed by pupils from:

Achaleven Primary School, Argyll & Bute
Aith Junior High School, Shetland
Elgol Primary School, Isle of Skye
North Berwick Youth Group, East Lothian
Raasay Primary School, Ross-shire
Sgoil Bhaile a’ Mhanaich, Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Small Isles Primary School, Argyll & Bute

Choose your module

Module 1

Introduction

An introduction to biosecurity and why it matters. Includes outdoor games

Module 2

Immersion

Researching seabirds including tasks, model building and games

Module 3

Solutions

How to help seabirds including games, treasure hunts and identifying tracks

Module 4

Design

Setting a design challenge and biodiversity action planning

Module 5

Refine

Groups present and evaluate ideas including news-reading, games and writing

Module 6

Share

Spreading the word including stories, map activity and games

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