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Envirotent

  • 8 and over
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability

Why Biodiversity is important – with Sir David Attenborough

Biodiversity is under intense pressure from human activity worldwide. David Attenborough explains why biodiversity is so important to humans, how biodiversity loss is impacting our world and how there is still time to change direction, if we act now.
  • 11 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Research
  • Technology

Counting Carbon

Discover how we calculate and track global carbon emissions in this video from the European Space Agency.
  • 11 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Research
  • Technology

Change in the Arctic

Satellites play a vital role in monitoring the rapid changes taking place in the Arctic. Tracking ice lost from the world’s glaciers, ice sheets and frozen land shows that Earth is losing ice at an accelerating rate.
  • 11 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Food
  • Sustainability

The Science of Food Waste

Did you know that food waste contributes to 6-8% of all of the greenhouse emissions in the world?
  • 11 and over
  • Citizen Science
  • Climate Change
  • Nature
  • Pollution
  • Research
  • Technology

Our Breathing Earth

Balancing Carbon is a key issue of climate change. This interactive globe allows you to explore our planet and discover how scientists are monitoring carbon and other greenhouse gases.
  • 8 and over
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Nature

Why are rainforests important?

Rainforests are a vital part of the Earth's ecosystem. Watch this short video to see some of the reasons that rainforests are so important for life on Earth! Thanks to our friends at Dynamic Earth for providing the video.
  • 11 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Energy

Do we need nuclear energy to stop climate change?

Do we need nuclear energy to stop climate change? Find out about the potential of nuclear energy via this great video from Kurzgesagt.
  • 11 and over
  • Biodiversity
  • Citizenship
  • Climate Change
  • Energy

We WILL fix climate change

Our home is burning. Rapid climate change is destabilizing our world. It seems our emissions will not fall quickly enough to avoid runaway warming. But we CAN fix it.
  • 11 and over
  • Citizenship
  • Climate Change
  • Energy

Can YOU fix climate change?

Never before in human history have we been richer, more advanced or powerful. And yet we feel overwhelmed in the face of rapid climate change.
  • 13 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Polar
  • Research

Climate Conversations – The Changing Arctic

Join the first in our series exploring the science of changing climate, and how it is affecting the lives of people around the world. Discover how the Arctic is changing from those who explore the Arctic through research, and those who call it home.
COP26 flag blowing in the wind against blue skies
  • 8 and over
  • Citizenship
  • Climate Change

What is COP26?

Join our discussion to help explain climate change, net zero and why the COP is important. Pose your questions to Earth Scientist, Dr James Rae, and International Environmental Law expert, Dr Francesco Sindico.
Heather Reid with title "Meet the Expert"
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • Weather

Heather Reid Talks Climate Change

Severe weather conditions were seen all around the world in 2020 due to climate change. Join Heather Reid as she discusses the global impact of rising CO2 levels and how we are now experiencing a Climate Emergency.
  • all ages
  • Climate Change
  • Technology

Climate Change from Space – Satellites have seen it all

Ever wondered what climate change actually looks like? Is it the same everywhere in the world? Find out how satellites can answer these questions in this David Elder Lecture.
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability

How to be a Responsible Consumer

Are you doing everything you can to tackle climate change? Catherine from Zero Waste Scotland and guests Evie and Ollie discuss what the biggest cause of the climate crisis is, and how being a responsible consumer can help towards solving it.
  • all ages
  • Climate Change

Can Scotland meet it’s Net Zero targets?

Steven Brown from STV News reports on Scotland’s ambitious targets to reach net zero by 2045. What does net zero mean, how will we achieve it and are we on track?
  • all ages
  • Climate Change
  • Oceans
  • Water

Scotland’s ‘beacon of hope’ in the battle against climate change

Haley Bouma from STV News reports visits a seagrass restoration project in Argyll. The seagrass is good for biodiversity and also traps blue carbon.
  • all ages
  • Climate Change

Why is COP26 so important to our futures?

Laura Piper from STV News explains what COP26 is all about and why we should care.
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Technology

Flight

Louise Scott from STV news reports on trials of a hybrid electric plane.
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Technology

Tidal Turbines

Steven Brown from STV News reports on a powerful tidal turbine which is generating power to homes off Orkney.
  • 8 and over
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation

Migrating Toads

Laura Piper from STV News discovers how volunteers are helping migrating toads in Edinburgh to navigate roads and new buildings to reach their breeding ground.
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change

What is Net Zero?

Ever heard the term Net Zero and wondered what it means? Science Communicator Jennifer explains.
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Weather

What is Climate Change?

Science Communicator Jennifer explains the difference between climate change and weather.
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change

What is COP26?

In November 2021, Glasgow hosts COP26, but what is COP26 and why is it important?
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change

GeoBus Glaciology in a Minute: What is Glacial Calving?

Discover glacial calving - what is it and how is it affected by climate change? Join GeoBus for their 1 minute introduction to the topic.
oak tree in feild
  • 11 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution
  • Research

Using Tree Rings for Past Weather and Climate

Find out how trees can tell stories about the weather and climate.
  • 8 and over
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Sustainability

Cairngorms Wild Plant Project

Explore the plants and habitats in the huge landscape of the Cairngorms and discover how Plantlife Scotland have been working with landowners, volunteers, communities, outdoor leaders to protect fragile environments.
Man standing on a hillside
  • 8 and over
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Sustainability

Clean Air Day: Cleaner Air for Cairngorms’ Wildlife

When we think about air pollution our instincts are to look to urban areas. But our most sensitive species and beautiful habitats are affected by air pollution from miles away. Iconic landscapes are in danger if we fail to recognise the silent killer
A cicture of a yellow solar powered boat
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Oceans
  • Research

Climate Change: Observing the Global Ocean

Find out how 4000 robots are helping us understand how our oceans are changing due to climate change.
Earth
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Oceans
  • Research

Climate Change: Increasing Global Ocean Temperatures

Our oceans are warming due to climate change. Find out how we measure sea surface temperatures back to 1850.
CDT
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Oceans
  • Research

The Ocean and Climate Change: What is a CTD?

The oceans play a major role in our climate. Find out how we measure the chemical composition, temperature and density of our oceans.
  • all ages
  • Citizenship
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo Tour: Rhino

Join the team at Edinburgh Zoo for a tour of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros enclosure. Learn about rhinos, how climate change is affecting them and about the conservation work at Edinburgh Zoo. 
  • all ages
  • Citizenship
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo Tour: Koalas

Join the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo for a tour of Koala Territory. Learn about koalas, how climate change is affecting them and about the conservation work at Edinburgh Zoo. 
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Food

WWF: Climate Change and Species in East Africa

It’s not just polar bears facing the effects of climate change! Join GSC and WWF to discuss the affects climate change will have on species like sea turtles, mountain gorillas and African elephants. 
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation

WWF: Climate Change in Scotland

Join GSC and Sheila George, the Food and Environmental Policy Manager at WWF to discuss the effects of climate change in Scotland and the UK.  
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation

WWF: Human-Wildlife Conflict in the Arctic

Join GSC and Rhona Kent, a Polar Oceans Specialist to explore how WWF are developing technology that helps to limit human and animal conflict, due to melting ice in the Arctic.  
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change

Q&A With Dr. James Rae

Video

Dr. Rae returns to help investigate climate science further, answer any questions and give advice on sustainable lifestyles by responding to questions put forward by our followers on social media.
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Energy

Dr. James Rae: Climate Change – Simple, Serious & Solvable

Video

We are joined by Dr. James Rae to help us understand just what climate change is, why it’s so serious and how we can go about solving it.
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Polar
  • Research

Film: Ice Coring in Antarctica

Video

Antarctic ice cores hold the secrets of our past climate. In this film, EPICA shows us how they drilled in East Antarctica to retrieve a climate record.
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change

GeoBus Glaciology in a Minute: How is Climate Change Affecting Glaciers?

Video

Join GeoBus for a 1 minute insight into how human activity is contributing to climate change and the impact this is having on glaciers and life on our world.
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Weather

GeoBus Climate Science in a Minute: What are the impacts of Climate Change?

Video

Join GeoBus for a 1 minute introduction to climate change and discover how a rise in global temperature is contributing to rising sea levels and changing weather.
smoke pipe polluting air smoke
  • 8 and over
  • Climate Change
  • Weather

GeoBus Climate Science in a Minute: What is the Greenhouse Effect?

Video

Join GeoBus as they explain what the Greenhouse Effect is in under a minute.
  • 8 and over
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change

Learning Lab: Biodiversity

Video

What is biodiversity, where can we see it and why is it important? Discover more in GSC’s Learning Lab video.