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Dynamic Earth Online Live Workshops

Following a successful pilot, we’re pleased to be offering new online workshop opportunities for primary school pupils in remote and rural locations throughout Scotland as part of Dynamic Earth Online, led by our specialist Learning and Engagement team!  

Sessions are delivered online via Microsoft Teams and are available on select Mondays and Fridays at 2pm throughout the year.  

See below for more information about the workshops on offer, and how you’ll take part. In response to practitioner feedback from our pilot, we are pleased to launch our Puffin Detectives: A Climate Mystery workshop as a new addition to our online offer.

Online Live Workshop Schedule

Term 1

Monday 12th September Dinosaur Storytelling
Friday 23rd September Plastic Smart
Monday 26th September Puffin Detectives: A Climate Mystery
Friday 7th October Dinosaur Storytelling
Monday 10th October Climate Change
Friday 28th October Puffin Detectives: A Climate Mystery
Monday 31st October Plastic Smart
Friday 4th November Climate Change
Monday 7th November Dinosaur Storytelling
Friday 18th November Plastic Smart
Monday 21st November Puffin Detectives: A Climate Mystery
Friday 2nd December Dinosaur Storytelling
Monday 5th December Climate Change
Friday 16th December Puffin Detectives: A Climate Mystery
Monday 19th December Plastic Smart


Term 2

Friday 13th January            Climate Change
Monday 16th January Dinosaur Storytelling
Friday 27th January Plastic Smart
Monday 30th January Puffin Detectives: A Climate Mystery
Friday 10th February Dinosaur Storytelling
Monday 20th February Climate Change
Friday 3rd March Puffin Detectives: A Climate Mystery
Monday 6th March Plastic Smart
Friday 17th March Climate Change
Monday 20th March Dinosaur Storytelling
Friday 31st March Plastic Smart


Term 3

Friday 5th May                    Puffin Detectives: A Climate Mystery
Monday 8th May Dinosaur Storytelling
Friday 19th May Climate Change
Friday 26th May Puffin Detectives: A Climate Mystery
Monday 5th June Plastic Smart
Friday 16th June Dinosaur Storytelling
Monday 19th June Climate Change
Friday 23rd June Plastic Smart
Monday 26th June Puffin Detectives: A Climate Mystery


Our online workshops are available at a subsidised cost of £30/class/session and are payable by invoice sent to your school following the session. 

To take part, you’ll need access to a computer with an internet connection and the ability to join a Microsoft Teams call. You’ll need a screen that your pupils can see and the ability to play audio through speakers. You won’t need a microphone or webcam.   

As part of the workshop, you will be able to see and hear our presenter, but they won’t be able to see or hear you or your pupils. You won’t be able to see or hear any other classes on the call either.   

Our workshops are interactive, so there’s a little bit of prep involved to help you get the most out of the sessions with your class. Don’t worry, we’ll send you out a teacher guide telling you everything you need to know. 

To book please email or give us a call on 0131 550 7800 


Feedback from teachers on our online workshop programme has included:

“Pupils were thoroughly engaged throughout the session - they really enjoyed the quizzes and both of these generated a lot of discussion. The pupils came away with a renewed vigour for the subject. The booking system was excellent, responses were fast and very friendly”
“The children really enjoyed the games and being able to take part rather than just having to listen to someone talking. The information was pitched at the right level so that they understood everything that was being discussed”
“The storytelling itself was great. The presenter was very engaging and children loved the puppets and joining in with the actions! The children also loved seeing the models and fossils! They were amazed to see the size of the different parts of the dinosaur - and the poo! It was so nice to experience something different. Thank you!”
“Interactive and a good length of session to keep pupils engaged! Thesession flew by and we loved it. We have been studying Plastics in the Ocean for our Eco topic this term and the session fit in perfectly at the end of our topic to consolidate our knowledge and to pick up some new info too.”
“This workshop meant our pupils, who live rurally in the Highlands, were able to engage in a workshop they may otherwise be unable to attend.”
“That this links to multiple areas of CfE and Learning for Sustainability, creating learning experiences which are engaging and provoke interesting discussions amongst learners”
“Definitely worthwhile for schools like ours who have limited options for trips” “Living in a rural area sessions like this allow our children to have the same experiences as city children.”
“The expertise on the subject were amazing, I wouldn't have known half of the stuff that was discussed. We need more workshops like this. Well done to all those that planned and contributed to bringing this workshop about.”
“The sessions were interesting, using ideas that we may not have had the information to deliver. They were pitched at the right level for our learners and have left us wanting to learn more.”


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