Our events volunteers gain experience in events management, environmental education and public engagement. Jupiter's events tend to be around 2 hours long and will focus on a theme such as 'brilliant butterflies', 'captivating creepy crawlies' or 'phenomenal pond-life'! Most events are targeted at children but we do run events for adults as well. Our events run most weeks through the year but there is no need to commit to every event. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved!
Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts and the UK’s leading environmental action club for kids. There are hundreds of local Watch groups where young people get stuck into environmental activities. Here at Scottish Wildlife Trust's Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in Grangemouth we have two Wildlife Watch groups - our junior group for ages 8-12 and our youth group for secondary school-age children.
We are looking for new leaders to assist with the running of our Wildlife Watch groups, from supporting the delivery of activities to helping plan themes for future sessions.
The beautiful coastal reserve of Spey Bay is a mosaic of wildlife rich habitats including the largest shingle beach in Scotland, saltmarsh and wet woodland. Bottlenose dolphins, common and grey seals visit the estuary, and foraging osprey are often spotted. Over 120 species of bird are found here including terns, shelduck, pintail, tufted duck, ringed plover, knot and dunlin. Offshore in the Moray Firth wintering populations of sea duck are found such as scaup, long-tailed duck, velvet scoter, goldeneye and red-breasted merganser. The reserve is also home to the rare small blue butterfly. Volunteer with the Scottish Wildlife Trust to help look after the unique wildlife of this area.We need volunteers to help carry out practical management work to maintain and enhance the important habitats and access at Spey Bay. Volunteer days are typically held on the third Tuesday of each month from 10.00am-3pm and you can join in for all or part-of the day. The opportunity will allow people to develop skills, meet new people and get outdoors through carrying out practical conservation tasks such as: Scrub Clearance, Tree Felling, Bat/Bird Boxes, Path Building, Beach/Forest Cleaning and Monitoring Surveys.