Posts in Events & Outreach
Fin-tastic Photo Fun for Primary Pupils

Read about our recent educational activities on Mull, Iona and on Ardnamurchan. Our education programme brings marine science to life, championing our vitally important Hebridean seas and encouraging outdoor and hands-on learning.

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Floating Classes for Oban Pupils on Whale Research Yacht, Silurian.

Tomorrow, HWDT’s research vessel Silurian will set course for Dunstaffnage Marina, in preparation for a busy education week on board the floating classroom, working with primary schools from in and around Oban. For those of you who are curious, the Trust are inviting people to come on board for a guided tour, which will run informally between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday 2nd May.

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Discovery Centre Open

A trip to Tobermory is not complete without a visit to our Discovery Centre, now open for the season.  Located on the iconic Main Street, there’s every reason to stop in and find out more about Hebridean whales, dolphins, porpoises and other local wildlife.

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"Best school day ever!"

Last week, the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust sailed Silurian, their bespoke whale and dolphin research vessel, to the islands on the edge of the Atlantic, taking a break from surveying for a special education visit to the Isle of Lewis. Read on to find out how the week went.

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HWDT Launches Gaelic Education Programme

Following a consultation led by recently-appointed Gaelic Development Intern Kenny Rankin, the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust has adopted an official Gaelic name, part of an exciting step towards incorporating Gaelic into the Trust’s work at every level. Read about how the Trust are set to launch their new Gaelic Education Programme here.

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National Whale and Dolphin Watch: 28th July - 5th August 2018

Members of the public are invited to take part in dolphin, whale and porpoise surveys around the UK as part of National Whale and Dolphin Watch, from the 28th July to the 5th August. The data collected during the event will help develop a snapshot of the distribution of dolphins, whales and porpoises around the UK and help us better understand our marine environment, inform policy and protect these magnificent creatures.

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Celebrating a Year of Whale Track!

A year on from its launch, Whale Track, HWDT’s community sightings app and website, is going from strength to strength. With 651 users, who have recorded over 3,550 sightings and 24,055 animals, Whale Track is creating a growing community of citizen scientists monitoring whales and dolphins on the west coast of Scotland.

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HWDT Welcomes New Gaelic Development Intern

HWDT welcomes new Gaelic Development Intern to develop our education programme for Gaelic-medium schools for the first time ever, thanks to funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

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Floating Classroom visits Island Primary Schools for the first time in 10 years!

Tomorrow, the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust’s research yacht, Silurian, will set sail on an ambitious tour of Hebridean islands, making special visits to six local primary schools visiting some for the first time in a decade.

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UHI Marine and Coastal Tourism Work Placement at HWDT HQ

HWDT were lucky enough to host two highly enthusiastic students on work placements from the Marine and Coastal Tourism degree course that is run from UHI West Highland College in Fort William. The students helped deliver our community engagement and citizen science programmes, and gained valuable workplace experience for their future careers.

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