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Career Long Professional Learning

It’s not just about the pupils! We also offer a wide range of opportunities throughout the year for teachers and learning practitioners to develop or refresh their own knowledge and skills in STEM engagement practice. We often run partnership events supporting the delivery of a wide variety of STEM subjects in innovative ways as well as our CLPL workshops in-person, or as online on-demand opportunities.

We also offer free familiarisation visits for teachers, giving you the chance to experience the centre and facilities for yourself - please contact us in advance to arrange this.


Do you work in teaching or Community Learning and Development? Sign up now for Creative Science Online through our dedicated online learning platform, Dynamic Earth Online.

  • Completely FREE online professional learning for educators, exploring the intrinsic links between STEM and creativity.
  • The course can be completed at your convenience on days and times that suit you. We recommend completing the four modules across four weeks, allowing a minimum of one hour a week to work through the course content.
  • Learning is facilitated via informative videos featuring experts from across the sciences, downloadable BGE curriculum-linked resources, and discussion forums to share ideas with other course participants.  We also encourage spending time trying out some of the activity suggestions with your learners.
  • On completion of the programme and submission of a short course evaluation, you will be presented with a CLPL completion certificate confirming completion of a Scottish Science Centre created and Education Scotland Supported CLPL course totalling 4 CLPL hours.
  • Developed with, and for, predominantly Primary teachers and CLD practitioners, however the course is open to all education professionals.

Supported by Education Scotland, these sessions are completely free of charge and we would love educators from all areas of Scotland to get involved.  If you have any questions or require further information, please get in touch with the Dynamic Earth Learning Team by emailing


We will soon be launching two brand new online CLPL on-demand courses exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goals and STEM. 

Life Below Water and Life on Land will be launching in early 2022 as brand-new Dynamic Earth exclusive Learning for Sustainability online CLPL courses. Sign up to our schools newsletter to be amongst the first to hear about these opportunities.


Our CLPL workshops can be delivered in-house at Dynamic Earth or as an outreach session in your schools.

Our experienced Learning Team holds a wealth of experience and are always happy to tailor content to particular aims if possible. If you are interested in any of our CLPL offerings, please get in touch for more details, prices and availability.

Creative Science:

Explore the importance of creativity within the sciences.  By approaching science from a new angle, you will discover ways to enthuse and engage children in science using the creative arts.  All activities are designed to be easily reproduced in the classroom or school playground, with minimal resource costs and using recycled items or readily available materials.

 Free resource pack for every participant.

Supports cross curricular CfE first & second level experiences and outcomes.

Creative Science is also available as an online on-demand course, see above for full details.

Outdoor Learning in Practice:

All of our outdoor workshops are available as CLPL opportunities for teachers. Click here to find out more about our outdoor learning programme.  

We can run all our outdoor workshops for groups of teachers to demonstrate best practice outdoors and showcase activities. Alternatively, if you are looking to increase your confidence in taking your class outside, participating in one with your pupils is a great way to be able to see how they respond to learning outside in a supported manner.

Additionally, we often team up with partners such as ScotDec, Edinburgh Primary Science Network and the RSPB to offer one-off CLPL events covering a range of STEM learning areas.  Be sure to keep an eye on our website or sign up to the Learning E Newsletter for more information on these opportunities.