What we're looking for
Are you passionate about nature in Glasgow? Do you want to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with primary schools in your community? Destined to become Scotland's largest urban nature park, the Seven Lochs Wetland Park is an exciting new Green Network project. In summer 2016 The Seven Lochs Partnership secured £4.5 million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) which will support the £6.8 million project to develop the Seven Lochs Wetland Park as a major new heritage park for Scotland. Bringing together almost 20 sq km of lochs, parks, nature reserves and woodlands between Glasgow and Coatbridge the park already offers an exciting range of things to see and do. Encompassing seven lochs, five local nature reserves, a country park and one of Glasgow's oldest buildings at Provan Hall, the park's miles of walking and cycling routes provide the perfect place to appreciate the abundance of nature all around. RSPB Scotland is working the Seven Lochs Partnership to help children in the primary schools of the area connect with nature and make the most of their local wild spaces. We need someone to enthuse children about the nature on their doorstep; we'd love someone who cares about this area and really wants to make the difference to future generations from the Seven Lochs area. Children are becoming increasingly distant from nature. Experiencing natural places is beneficial to everyone, especially children; for their health, wellbeing, personal and social development and it's essential in helping children develop positive attitudes towards nature. Your natural enthusiasm and knowledge will be vital in encouraging and inspiring children and their teachers to take an interest in the wildlife on their doorstep and make their school grounds more nature-friendly. As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you will deliver nature connection sessions- igniting children's curiosity and showing them the difference they can make to their environment.