Tropical rainforest awarded bronze status with Green Tourism Award
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Amazonia, Scotland’s indoor tropical rainforest has been awarded a bronze Green Tourism Award for the first time following glowing feedback from the awarding body during a rigorous inspection.
The visitor destination located within M&D’s, Scotland’s Theme Park, was commended for its education programme and green practices including its recycling policies, composting and native conservation work following its first time applying for the accreditation.
Sam Haworth, Education Officer at Amazonia, said: “All our staff work incredibly hard to ensure looking after the environment and supporting the local area is at the heart of our practices and ethos.
“We are incredibly proud to receive this accolade and will be working towards securing silver over the coming months.”
Amazonia welcomes thousands of pupils every year through its education program which is linked to the curriculum for excellence. Children are able to learn more about the exotic animals found within the rainforest and the habitats in which they live.
Pupils have the chance to get close to a variety of creatures including snakes, tarantulas, monkeys, butterflies and much more!
Staff have just launched a brand new education programme in line with the Scottish curriculum which comprises a range of topics for different levels from early years all the way to S4-6.
Green Tourism is the world’s largest sustainable certification programme. A Green Tourism Award means that a business works responsibly, ethically and sustainably, contributes to their community, is reducing their impact on the environment and aims to be accessible and inclusive to all visitors and staff.
Amazonia is open 10am-6pm seven days a week and is situated within M&D’s Theme Park. Further information can be found by visiting www.discoveramazonia.co.uk.