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Summer "not" School 2019

Summer ‘not’ School is back for 2019! This year, there’s even more dates to choose from and a brand new digital learning programme for all budding environmental scientists. Join the Dynamic Earth Learning Team for an outdoor summer adventure not to be missed!

Step 1: Download a booking form here and return to 

Step 2: Make your payment by clicking on the programme you would like to book below*


Young Explorers (ages 7-9 years)

Week one: 08/07/19 to 12/07/19

Week two: 15/07/19 to 19/07/19

Week three: 29/07/19 to 02/08/19

A taster of what to expect:

  • Immerse yourself in the natural and human history of Holyrood Park through exploration, challenges and storytelling
  • Carry out real scientific investigations to learn more about conservation
  • Take part in team building exercises that promise to get you thinking as well as laughing!


Outdoor Academy (ages 10-13 years)

22/07/19 to 26/07/19

A taster of what to expect:

  • Try your hand at citizen science investigations
  • Contribute to real conservation methods to help keep Edinburgh alive and healthy
  • Learn and practice outdoor skills to be remembered for life!


Digital Outdoors (ages 9-13 years) BRAND NEW!

22/07/19 to 26/07/19

A taster of what to expect:

  • Learn and practice digital skills from the perspective of an environmental scientist
  • Create a project to help study and monitor wildlife in Holyrood park and use it to collect real scientific data
  • Combine technology and the outdoors!


Things for the grown-ups:

  • The core programmes run between the hours of 10:00 and 16:30 on the dates specified
  • Early drop off can be made from 08:30 and participants must be picked up by 17:30
  • Each programme costs £185. The Early Bird Offer of £165 is available until 28th February.
  • *If you would prefer to pay a deposit of £65 to secure your place, please contact Craig at or 0131 550 7800, full payment of the remaining balance will be due no later than 30 days before the start of the programme. 
  • All programme fees include a non-refundable £65 deposit. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the programme will be subject to full payment

We look forward to seeing you in the summer!