Puffin Fest lands at the Scottish Seabird Centre

Date Posted: 21/04/2014

Award-winning attraction, the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, has announced that it will be home to Scotland’s first Puffin Fest from 16th to 26th May.

Scotland’s much-loved puffins are currently clearing out their burrows ready for the new breeding season. The islands of the Firth of Forth including Craigleith, Fidra and the Isle of May are home to around 90,000 of the birds.

Puffin Fest aims to inspire school groups to learn more about this popular seabird, while also highlighting the importance of conserving and protecting our seabirds for future generations.

Over the last few years, throughout Scotland, puffins have suffered from lack of food, ferocious storms and flooded burrows, linked to climate change.

The ten-day celebration of all things puffin will offer opportunities for pupils to spot puffins in their natural habitat via specially commissioned Puffin Express boat trips, as well as using the Discovery Centre’s interactive live cameras.

There will be a wide range of events including a Puffin Trail through the Centre; Puffin Picnics and Parties; arts, crafts and storytelling activities for all ages; plus the chance to meet wildlife experts who will share insights into the life of this distinctive seabird.

The full Scottish Seabird Centre Puffin Fest programme will be announced soon.

For further school trip information visit www.seabird.org.

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