It’s that time of year again! We’ve just opened our Big Schools' Birdwatch 2012 web pages for you to have a look at, and to register for next year’s event.
What is Big Schools' Birdwatch?
I’m sure many of you visiting this blog may not have heard of the Big Schools' Birdwatch – so let me explain it briefly to you:
We'll give you lots of lesson ideas and free resources to teach the birdwatch if you give us one hour of your club or class' time to count the birds in your school. It's as easy as that!
There’s lots more detail for you to look at on our website, plus oodles of activities for you to do with your class. All we ask is that you spend one hour watching the birds that visit your school, or a nearby park (between the 16th -30th Jan) and then send your results to us via our fantastic interactive class activity or using the form sent with your pack.
If you would like to take part, please register here, and then wait for your fantastic resource pack to be sent to you – it includes all the information you need to teach the Birdwatch, including bird ID and teacher’s notes (so don’t worry if you’re not confident about telling a starling from a blackbird – we have a section on that too).
You could use it as a one off activity, or you could build the project into your scheme of work as something a bit more substantial – our website and pack contains lots of ideas on how you can expand upon the Birdwatch, and use it to suit your needs.