Loch Leven is a wildlife haven - and a great place to learn about nature.
What we offer
In spring and summer, experience the sights and sounds of swooping swallows, sky-dancing lapwings and darting dragonflies. Autumn and winter see the return of thousands of migrating geese and the spectacular white-tailed eagle.
Bring your class and find out more about their life cycles and adaptations for survival through our range of habitats and conservation programmes.
Facilities include a varied outdoor learning space with woodlands and wetlands, an indoor classroom, toilets, pond dipping areas, birdwatching hides, and woodland and wetland trails.
To find out more, take a look at the list of the programmes and contact us to make a booking.
Each programme is designed to last two hours. Sessions run from 10am to 12pm and then 12.30 to 2.30pm. Two programmes can be combined to make a whole day visit.
How to find us:
For directions to Loch Leven visit the reserve page.
Programmes available on this reserve
Looking at different features of birds. PDF, 245Kb.Brilliant Birds (Early & First Levels)
What's special about minibeasts, and how are they suited to their habitat? PDF, 241Kb.Discovering Land Minibeasts (Early & First Levels)
What's special about pond minibeasts? PDF, 240Kb.Discovering Pond Minibeasts (Early & First Levels)
Be detectives in this nature discovery walk. PDF, 160Kb.Seasonal Sensory Walk (Early & First Levels)
Identify and record plants you find. PDF, 162Kb.Plant detectives (First level)
Find out what's special about the birds on the reserve. PDF, 131Kb.Discovering Birds (Second Level)
Investigate minibeasts in their habitats. PDF, 135Kb.Investigating Minibeasts (Second Level)
Explore the reserve habitats for a variety of plants and animals. PDF, 132Kb.Living things and their habitat (Second Level)
Investigate minibeasts in ponds and mud. PDF, 136Kb.Pond Habitat Study (Second Level)
Plan how you might measure the biotic and abiotic factors of the sampling site. PDF, 80Kb.Ecological Investigations and Sampling (Third Level)
Be immersed in the inspirational ecosystem of an RSPB reserve. PDF, 17Kb.Ecosystems (National 3/4/5 Geography)
Investigate the distribution and abundance of organisms using ecological fieldwork techniques. PDF, 18Kb.Ecological Fieldwork Techniques (National 3/4/5 Biology)
Investigate the communities that make up the ecosystems within our nature reserves. PDF, 16Kb.Ecosystems and Sustainability (Advanced Higher Geography)
Sampling of wild organisms and how ecosystems are made up within the reserve. PDF, 75Kb.Sampling (Advanced Higher Biology)