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Brand New Youth and Education Award in Scotland
The Nature of Scotland Awards returns for a second year to celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation. This year, the awards also include, for the first time, a category recognising the important work that schools or youth groups undertake to nurture...
3 Dec 2012
National Tree Week Celebrations!
Are you ready to take part in the UK’s largest tree celebration? National Tree Week begins this Saturday, 24th November, and runs until 2nd December, giving you plenty of time to get involved in many of the organised activities running all over the UK, or to have fun taking part in your own tree...
22 Nov 2012
The Urban Birder Lands in Glasgow
Glasgow’s remarkable wildlife will be the centre of attention next Sunday (February 19) as The Urban Birder, David Lindo, pays the city a rare visit. As well as urban birding, David’s talk will also look at urban conservation issues and what can be done to help our city birds. His book, The...
15 Feb 2012
Free online games and resources to help with your Birdwatch
As well as all great resources you received in your pack the RSPB also has some other online offerings up our sleeve. Try Rooks Binocular BirdWatch . This will help the children in your class or group to practice what they've learnt about garden bird recognition before they go outside for the real...
18 Jan 2012
RSPB Scotland’s “Christmas Tweats” goes down a storm
Last week RSPB Scotland hosted “Christmas Tweats”, a well-attended CPD (continuous professional development) event at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The event focused on how teachers and their classes can get school grounds wildlife-friendly ready for Christmas. Teachers enjoyed...
12 Dec 2011
Keep calm and carry on
If you think that sometimes the youth of today need a bit of inspiration to persevere when something becomes a little harder for them to achieve, especially in todays culture where instant results are expected, then show them this clip for a bit of motivation. It just goes to show that everything...
14 Nov 2011
Get ready for Feed the Birds Day on 29 October!
Over the last few days here in Birmingham, it has properly started to feel like Autumn. I love this time of year. The golden sunlight showcases nature's beauty brilliantly and forces you to look more closely at tiny details you haven't seen before. I love the cool crisp air in the morning. I...
20 Oct 2011
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Many of you will be pondering on ‘ reduce reuse recycle’ and how to incorporate it into your teaching and daily routine this year. I thought for this blog I would take a moment to reflect on the importance of Reuse and to give you some examples that might give you some inspiration in the...
3 Oct 2011
Big Schools' Birdwatch is back!
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'...
21 Sep 2011
Children want more nature know-how
Last year the RSPB showed the wide range of benefits to children of them having contact with nature. Our ‘Every Child Outdoors’ report brought together lots of research on the positive impacts on children’s learning, physical and mental health, and development of interpersonal skills...
20 Sep 2011
What is Wildsquare?
Blogger: Sarah Newton, Youth Project Officer WildSquare is the RSPB’s new children’s nature offering. It is a national bi-monthly survey aimed at helping children to discover the fascinating nature on their doorstep without being bamboozled by technical terms, tricky identifications or...
15 Sep 2011
New school year, new plans...?
Here in the Youth and Education team we are working really hard on some brilliant new resources which will be coming your way throughout the year (more updates to follow!). However, we already have a wealth of existing resources that you may or may not know about, so please have a look if you haven’t...
12 Sep 2011
Birds of Prey fly into a school near you!
Well, I’ve mentioned already that there are some new projects in the pipeline, and here’s one of them! The Save birds of prey appeal is currently being rolled out to schools and Wildlife Explorer clubs, and is free for anybody interested to use with their classes, clubs or groups. If...
7 Sep 2011
Getting to know a new class?
Many of you will be gearing up for the start of your new school year, a new class, maybe even a new school or role within your department, and will ultimately have a lot to think about and plan in the months ahead. I hope you will find what gets posted on these pages now and in the coming months useful...
5 Sep 2011
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