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ShEEP
UNESCO Global Geopark

Shetland Environmental Education Partnership

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Shetland Environmental Education Partnership (ShEEP) is a group of local organisations with an environmental remit working in partnership to support education throughout the Shetland Islands.

ShEEP in Schools

In October 2009, ShEEP launched an education folder detailing the curriculum linked schools activities offered free of charge by member organisations. This folder was presented to every school in Shetland. It was updated in 2014 and is available here.

ShEEP DIP (Discover Interesting Places...)

2014 

Using a bow drill at ShEEP DIP 2014. Copyright Shetland Amenity Trust Using a bow drill at ShEEP DIP 2014. Copyright Shetland Amenity Trust Zoom In May 2014 the Shetland Environmental Education Partnership held two days of environmental activities old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village in the South Mainland of Shetland. Primary pupils from South and Central Shetland were encouraged to engage with and explore the world around them.

Activities were led by Geopark Shetland, Dunna Chuck Bruck, KIMO International, the RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, and Shetland Amenity Trust Ranger Service with support from the Shetland Amenity Trust Woodlands Squad, Shetland Islands Council Environmental Services and Shetland Islands Council Education staff

Geopark Shetland teamed up with Dunna Chuck Bruck to explore the relationship between the human inhabitants of Shetland and their rocky resources.

Thanks go to Shetland Amenity Trust Archaeology staff for facilitating this event.

2013

Stories set in stone at ShEEP DIP 2013. Copyright Shetland Amenity Trust Stories set in stone at ShEEP DIP 2013. Copyright Shetland Amenity Trust Zoom In May 2013 the Shetland Environmental Education Partnership held two days of environmental activities at Meal Beach, Burra and Kergord plantation. Primary pupils from Central and West Mainland and outer isles were encouraged to engage with and explore the world around them.

Activities were led by Geopark Shetland, Dunna Chuck Bruck, KIMO International, Scottish Natural Heritage, the RSPB, Shetland Amenity Trust Ranger Service, Shetland Amenity Trust Woodlands Squad and Shetland Islands Council Environmental Services.

Geopark Shetland worked with Scottish Natural Heritage to tell the stories behind the pebbles on Meal beach, and helped the RSPB as they were 'Barking up the Wrong Tree' at Kergord. 

2012

A blast from the past at ShEEP DIP 2012. Copyright Shetland Amenity Trust A blast from the past at ShEEP DIP 2012. Copyright Shetland Amenity Trust Zoom In May 2012 the Shetland Environmental Education Partnership held two days of environmental activities at Braewick in North Mainland and Breckon in Yell. Primary pupils from North Mainland and the North Isles were encouraged to engage with and explore the world around them.

Activities were led by Geopark Shetland, Shetland Amenity Trust Woodlands Squad, Shetland Amenity Trust Ranger Service, the RSPB and Shetland Islands Council Environmental Services, with support from the Shetland Islands Council Education staff.

Geopark Shetland led 'A blast from the past!' at Braewick supported by Shetland Amenity Trust Woodlands Officer. This activity was based around Shetland's volcano. The Geopark also assisted with marshalling at Breckon.

2011

Pupils explore the Voxter Woodland at ShEEP DIP 2011. Copyright Matt Arnold Pupils explore the Voxter Woodland at ShEEP DIP 2011. Copyright Matt Arnold Zoom In May 2011 the Shetland Environmental Education Partnership held two days of environmental activities at the Voxter Outdoor Centre near Brae. P5-7 pupils from North and Central Shetland were encouraged to engage with and explore the world around them.

Activities were led by Geopark Shetland, Shetland Amenity Trust Woodlands Squad, the RSPB, Carbon Reduction Shetland and Shetland Islands Council Environmental Services, with support from the Shetland Museum and Archives and the NAFC Marine Centre.

Geopark Shetland helped SIC staff lead a 'redd up' to highlight the importance of environmental conservation and the damage that litter does to Shetland's landscape and wildlife.

2010

Pupils show off the siltstone knives they made at ShEEP DIP 2010. Copyright Robina Barton. Pupils show off the siltstone knives they made at ShEEP DIP 2010. Copyright Robina Barton. Zoom ShEEP DIP 2010 took place at Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village in the South Mainland of Shetland. P3-4 pupils from South and Central Shetland enjoyed workshops led by the RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, NAFC Marine Centre and Carbon Reduction Shetland, with support from Shetland Islands Council Environmental Services.

Geopark Shetland teamed up with Old Scatness living history staff to explore the relationship between the human inhabitants of Shetland and their rocky resources.

Many thanks go to Star Rent-a-Car for sponsoring the event.