In Spring 2023, Culture Heritage and Arts Assembly, Argyll and Isles (CHARTS), worked in partnership with Live Argyll to participate in The Wild Escape! The Wild Escape was a UK nationwide programme that was designed to boost families' engagement with museums and was inspired by the most recent David Attenborough series on BBC One Wild Isles (available on iPlayer). Wild Isles celebrates the rich variety of habitats that exist on our doorstep, proving that wildlife in the British Isles is every bit as dramatic and spectacular as anywhere else on the planet!
CHARTS invited local primary schools to explore the wildlife of Kintyre and learn about the taxidermy collection at Campbeltown Museum.
As part of this engagement, we created downloadable and printable cards, a match-up Gaelic to English worksheet, links to wildlife poetry and a Gaelic wildlife name sheet which is still available! This pack allows you to explore and learn about the taxidermy on display at Campbeltown Museum. Take a visit to Campbeltown Museum and see if you can find the animals on your cards, and tell us what animal you are most interested in!
The Wild Escape was made possible at Campbeltown Museum with lead support from CHARTS and Live Argyll, funding from the Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants and additional support from Art Fund and a group of generous individuals and trusts.