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Resourceful Rainforests

Aberdeen City Council - Education and Children's Services

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 from 16:00 to 18:30 (BST)

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Aberdeen City Council – Education and Children’s Services


Event Title

Resourceful Rainforests

Focus Area

Science – Planet Earth

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Date of event


Time of event

4 – 6.30pm


Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, AB24 2TZ.

Target Personnel

Second level primary school teachers

Maximum no of participants


Minimum no of participants


Course Content/Objectives

  • The CPD session aims to train teachers in the use of the excellent resources and facilities found in Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre and Cruickshank Botanic Garden. This will enable teachers to lead activities that increase their pupils’ awareness and experience of the natural world. 
  • Teachers will explore the different types of rainforests, their location around the world and their distinct characteristics.  Using microscopes, they will investigate the process of pollination and discover its importance for both local and global biodiversity.
  • This session also incorporates outdoor learning in the botanic gardens. Self-led visits can be booked following the CPD, within a specific timeframe.

Outcomes sought

Completion of this session will enable teachers to confidently deliver the “Resourceful Rainforests” workshop to their classes at the ABC through interactive and  outdoor learning whilst:

  • enhancing their own knowledge and understanding of the different types of rainforest in the world, and their characteristics.
  • increasing scientific literacy and creating greater curiosity.
  • comparing different areas of the world and developing an understanding of the important resources that exist in these significant places. 
Do you have questions about Resourceful Rainforests? Contact Aberdeen City Council - Education and Children's Services

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Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre
Zoology Building
Tillydrone Avenue
AB24 2TZ Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 from 16:00 to 18:30 (BST)

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