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Education and Learning

The Langholm Initiative have a long history of using the Langholm Moor as an outdoor classroom, and following the creation of the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve, we are continuing to provide engaging environmental and outdoor education sessions to local schools.

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Environmental and Outdoor Education

The Tarras Valley Nature Reserve is a great place to learn about and engage with nature, and this can have many long-term benefits for both the individual and the natural environment. One of our main aims is to work with local young people, helping to build a connection between them and the land, that will hopefully spark a life-long interest and help to protect the landscape and wildlife for generations to come.

Our work with local schools includes a range of activities aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the natural world and the wildlife that inhabits it, as well as simply connecting with the land by getting hands-on and muddy!

John Muir Awards

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme, focussed on wild spaces. It supports and encourages people to connect with, enjoy and care for wildlife, landscapes, and the natural environment.

To Discover, Explore, Conserve and Share the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve, we run sessions where groups can explore the habitats in the reserve, plant trees, build nest boxes, and much more!

You can find out more about each of the award groups by clicking the buttons below!

John Muir Awards

Interested in visiting the reserve?

We are currently working with local primary schools and young people around Langholm, but would like to expand this in future. If you work in a school, or with a youth group, and would like to get in touch about a possible school visit to the reserve, please contact us at hello@tarrasvalleynaturereserve.org

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