Take action for nature

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative is working with the community to enhance, conserve and promote the environment in East Ayrshire.

We are always keen to hear from schools and are able to support with environmental education activities through talks, practical activities and wildlife hunts.

Our current project looks at peat bogs, and we have developed an education programme that includes bog-themed arts and craft activities, natural and human history, plants and animals found on bogs, and a rare opportunity for a field trip to a peat bog designated with international significance. To find out more take a look at our education blog or see our peatbog field trip programme here peatbog-field-trip-airds-moss. Explore and discover any habitat with simple activities such as the habitat-game, smelly-potions, sound-map and natures-palette!

Here are list of some Peatland themed educational resources available online:

Scottish Natural Heritage, Wild Wet and Wonderful wild-wet-and-wonderful

Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Bogs – The World Around Us  the_world_around_us_bogs

Highland Environmental Network, Schools out – Field work made easy, Peatlands peatland-education

Scottish Natural Heritage, Peatlands – a guide to educational activities for schools peatlands-a-guide-to-educational-activities-for-schools

Also an excellent website for resources. books and DVD’s is the Irish Peatland Conservation Council


To find out more about this project or other education opportunities, please contact our Project Officer, Jennifer Dunn at or on 01563 576771.