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Forestry & Aquaculture in STEM Week in partnership with Lantra Scotland (22 -  26 November) is a showcase of the unique people and careers in the Forestry and Aquaculture sectors. 

During the week there will be opportunities to engage with STEM Ambassadors from a variety of careers through videos, profiles and live talks. As well as sessions for teachers and careers advisors and people working in industry to find out how they can become a STEM Ambassador.

During the week will be launching two school competitions: 

  • The Chief Forester’s Challenge:
    A forestry themed competition for Primary Schools 

  • Aquaculture in Scotland Challenge:
    An aquaculture themed competition for Secondary Schools 

All resources will be made available here so keep checking back, to be kept up to date complete our registration form.

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Book on to our information sessions now:

Forestry & Aquaculture STEM Week: Careers information session

Wednesday 24 November

Ideal for teachers, careers advisors and DYW School Coordinators to learn more about routes into and careers in Forestry and Aquaculture.

Forestry & Aquaculture STEM Week: Becoming a STEM Ambassador

Thursday 25 November

Do you work in forestry or aquaculture? Find out more about how you can join the STEM Ambassador Programme and engage others with the work you do.

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We've put together a collection of resources to support your activity throughout Forestry and Aquaculture in STEM Week and beyond!


Chief Forester’s

Primary school competition 

What does Aquaculture
mean to Scotland? 

Secondary school competition 

A forestry themed competition to design your own treehouse - the treehouse needs to be made of timber, and you will need to think about where the treehouse could be built/placed.

A project-based competition for secondary school pupils to answer the question: What does aquaculture mean to Scotland? This could include entries from across the curriculum - business pupils providing an entry of the economic benefits, science pupils looking at the STEM job roles in the industry, etc.

Prizes up for grabs include:

£50 Amazon voucher for the pupil with the winning entry, as well as £250 worth of STEM or educational kits for the school. 

£30 Amazon voucher prize for pupil 

£20 Amazon voucher prize for pupil 

You can view more information, including Terms and Conditions for the competition over on Lantra Scotland's website.