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Peatland workshops prove hit at Science Festival - Peat Balls

22nd March 2016

Photograph of Peatland workshops prove hit at Science Festival - Peat Balls

Children from Bower and Castletown Primary schools in Caithness enjoyed a series of workshops organised by The Highland Council Planning and Infrastructures Countryside Rangers at the Caithness Science Festival last week.

The local rangers from Caithness and Sutherland provided a mix of workshops focusing on peat and the importance of the Flow Country. Pupils undertook scientific experiments, learnt about the carbon cycle with interactive games, made peat marbles and learnt about frogs and life cycles.

Ranger Marina Swanson said: The Caithness Science Festival is a wonderful opportunity to engage with our local schools and we are delighted to be able to offer a good mix of workshops. The children seemed to take it all in and we are positive they have taken important messages away with them. Our many thanks go to the pupils for attending and to the Science Festival organisers who always make this such a great event.

Bower primary school pupils making peat marbles

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