To secure your programme booking at Aigas you pay a £250 conservation fee to The Aigas Trust for Environmental Education, our charitable trust which sees over 5,000 schoolchildren every year. This fee is deducted from your final balance and is donated by Aigas Field Centre to The Aigas Trust, allowing us to reach more children and support nature conservation projects, such as our Scottish Wildcat Conservation Breeding Project.
The Aigas Trust for Environmental Education was founded in 1979 to support the work of Aigas Field Centre, primarily by providing subsidised environmental education programmes for school children.
The Aigas Trust exists to:
“further, through education and involvement, understanding of the value of the remaining wild places of the world and help to conserve the wildlife which depends upon them”.
The Aigas Trust has been successfully achieving its aims since 1979, primarily through promoting environmental education. Through the work of the Trust, Aigas Field Centre has developed a reputation for delivering high quality environmental education programmes to school children from throughout the U.K, primarily Scotland. We deliver day programmes to over 200 Highland schools and over 7,000 school children every year.
We aim to deliver a wide range of programmes for school children. During the winter new innovative, interactive and Curriculum-linked programmes are devised to deliver to Primary and Secondary school children. These programmes aim to encourage children to develop an informed, positive and proactive attitude towards our natural environment. This is of vital importance as the future health of the planet rests in their hands.
If you would like the opportunity to help The Aigas Trust for Environmental Education you can make a donation. The Aigas Trust’s funds arise from private and corporate donations, programme participants’ contributions (conservation fees), and grants from other charitable and educational foundations. If you have any further questions on the work of the Aigas Trust please do not hesitate to ask.