Climate emergency: inspiring others

Inspiring others to take action on the climate emergency

As one of Scotland’s best loved visitor attractions, we have a hugely important role in engaging those that pass through our gates with the big issues facing the natural world, and empowering them to make a difference in their own lives. Our visitors range from the youngest pupil on our schools programmes, to the culture-vulture exploring the creative exhibits in 'Climate House'. Hands-on involvement is key to full engagement, and our volunteer phenology programme, regular ‘Bioblitzes’ and citizen science events bring people face to face with our climate science.

 Flows Pool System

Pool systems in the Flow Country were featured in our 2019 immersive art experience 'Below the blanket'

Across the world, anyone can access our expert teaching including our new, free course Plants and Climate Change, via our online learning facility, PropaGate. We also bring our expertise to the international policy conversation. We worked with NatureScot and other partners to provide a programme of events and displays at the UN COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, and we work constantly with institutes across the world to develop meaningful, achievable goals for sustainable development, protection of natural capital, and to minimise the impact of the climate emergency.