Hebridean Whale And Dolphin Trust

Hebridean Marine Explorers

HWDT’s education programme brings marine science to life, championing our vitally important Hebridean seas and encouraging outdoor and hands-on learning. We operate a multi-stage Hebridean Marine Explorer Programme for primary schools, including school visits, field trips and a floating classroom.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC022403)

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The future of our natural world relies on people. Finding ways to connect people to the environment, to encourage responsible and sustainable attitudes and behaviours, is vital for the conservation of biodiversity for future generations. Hebridean communities are intrinsically linked to the seas and the coast, which they share with a vast diversity of marine mammals. HWDT's 25 years of research has taught us much about these animals; we strive to share this knowledge to safeguard Scottish seas.


Our education programme provides the knowledge necessary to empower people to take positive action to safeguard our marine environment. Sailing our floating classroom to remote parts of Scotland for students to engage in hands-on learning at the heart of their own community is memorable and inspiring. Young people joining our research trips become citizen scientists, learning skills for future careers in marine science during the experience of a lifetime. The result is powerful step-change.