Support our marine conservation and education work

Big Give Christmas Challenge – Generation Sea: Empowering Young People

This is the first time we've undertaken a Christmas appeal. Our online campaign was live from 29 November to 12pm on 6 December 2022.

We were thrilled to raise a total of £13, 606, just short of our £15,000 target. Thank you to everyone who helped reach our initial pledge target and donated in the appeal week.

These funds will help us develop our activities to focus on inspiring young adults who have disengaged from formal education to explore the wonders of Scotland’s seas and coasts. Through supported science learning and communications, in outdoor and informal science settings, we will help them build their confidence, learn new skills and be better prepared to pursue green jobs in the future.

Thank you for helping us inspiring the next generation of science communicators.

How you can support our charity

There are lots of ways to support our charity. Income raised from our café, retail and Discovery Experience all help to support our charitable activities, but we must also rely on additional fundraising to support our important conservation activities, science communications and marine learning programmes.

Every little thing you do really does count. For example:

As an individual you can support us by:

You might want to try fundraising for us, by doing your own puffin face-painting, gannet fun run or seal swim. Whatever it is, make it fun!

As a company: you can become a corporate member, strategic partner, or project sponsor. You can ask your staff to fundraise for us – we’re always happy to talk through any ideas – or raise awareness of our cause.

Via social media: you can help to raise awareness of our important work via facebook, twitter or instagram.

If you'd like to talk to us about how you could support our work, please don't hesitate to get in touch and email

Thank you for your support!

Grey seal mother and pup.
© David Steel