Water Habitats & Legends

Our blue planet has five immense oceans and 113 seas. They represent 72 percent of the surface of the globe and are or have been connected, one way or another, to every molecule of water that can be found on Earth and inside every living being.


This Live Lesson is a morning of live workshops all about Water, with special guests from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RSZZ), and Storyteller Allison Galbraith courtesy of the Scottish Book Trust



Primary Schools

Meet the Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo and learn about endangered Flapper Skates. Hear stories about Scottish legends of mermaids and kelpies, and learn how much water it takes to make some every day things. 


  • Workshop 1: Water as a source of life and as a habitat - Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. 
  • Workshop 2: Water as a source of creativity, emotions, and mystical creatures - Storyteller Allison Galbraith courtesy of Scottish Book Trust. Be prepared to have a bit of noise in your classroom as pupils will be part of the stories!
  • Workshop 3: Water as a resource that we all depend on and need to look after - Keep Scotland Beautiful Education Officer Joe Wilkin-Oxley

Download lesson resources


  • Do you remember? Water footprint.
  • Quiz Answers
  • Your Questions!
  • Examples from schools.




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