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Summer (not) School 2019

As the cold weather sets in, we are already getting our summer thinking-caps on. Summer ‘not’ School 2019 is going to be bigger than ever, with more dates available to meet popular demand, and a brand new digital learning programme for all budding environmental scientists!



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.
  • Exact activities are to be confirmed and booking will available from early 2019, with an Early Bird offer available for a limited time only! Keep an eye here for more details coming soon or email to let us know that you would like to receive email updates when they’re available.


We look forward to seeing you in the summer!