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Peer Education through the Big Schools Birdwatch at Duddingston Primary, Edinburgh
One Primary 5 class at Duddingston Primary in Edinburgh took part in the Big Schools Birdwatch this year, after being encouraged by one of their own pupils, nine year old Johnny Blairford . Julia Horton , from the Times Educational Supplement Scotland , joined in the fun, and you can read her full report...
11 Feb 2013
Guest Wildlife Explorer Group Blog: The SkyeLarks Birdwatch Experience
Jenny Grant, Main Leader for the RSPB’s SkyeLarks Wildlife Explorer Group on the Isle of Skye, tells us about the groups’ experience doing their Big Garden Birdwatch in partnership with a local care home. After making sure all the feeders were topped up for the birds at Home Farm Care...
5 Feb 2013
What's That Bird?
Big Schools Birdwatch is now well underway, but if you feel that you need a bit more help getting prepared for your birdwatch, why not have a look at these video quizzes that we’ve prepared to test your bird knowledge. The videos were created with the involvement of a local school and one of...
22 Jan 2013
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
Youth Participation - Lessons from Malaysia!
Ross Watson, RSPB Operations Team Leader at Abernethy National Nature Reserve, is about to go on the trip of a lifetime. Find out about his journey to Malaysia for the World Youth Foundation Conference. From Abernethy to the Rainforest This is something of a first for me - I have never written...
26 Nov 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
Edinburgh Phoenix Group "Think Big"
After launching in spectacular style this summer, the Edinburgh Phoenix group’s first project was to take part in reviving a walled garden at Hermitage of Braid, a local nature reserve in their area. The young people plan to create a raised bed for native Scottish wildlife, designed in particular...
18 Oct 2012
Edinburgh Phoenix has left the nest!
Scotland's newest RSPB Youth Group has just launched in spectacular style, so for a peek at the kind of brilliance and opportunity our groups attract please read on for an account written by a brand new Phoenix - Annie, aged 16. Edinburgh Phoenix Diary, 27th May 2012 The temperatures were...
12 Jun 2012
Thanks for taking part!
Thanks to everybody who submitted their results and took part in this years Big Schools' Birdwatch! We will be busy analysing all the data you sent us over the next few weeks, so keep checking back to find out the all important results. We've had some amazing feedback from people about...
20 Feb 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
Inspired to find out more about birds?
If your class or group enjoyed counting birds for the Big Schools Birdwatch try extending their learning and interest even further by finding out about bird behaviour and bird song. This months RSPB WildSquare survey is all about listening out for common (and easily recognisable) bird song and bird calls...
3 Feb 2012
Start your Big Schools' Birdwatch by spotting us on the Alan Titchmarsh Show!
So, the Big Schools' Birdwatch starts today at last! We're kicking off the event by going on the Alan Titchmarsh show with the children of the Charles Dickens Primary School, Southwark, London. They will be showing the world their knowledge of birds and what they've been doing in school...
16 Jan 2012
RSPB Kelvingrove: Glasgow’s schoolchildren get creative
Glasgow’s schoolchildren have been celebrating Scotland’s amazing wildlife with an art competition organised by RSPB Scotland. Drawings, painting and sculptures were created as part of the RSPB’s annual Big Schools’ Birdwatch (which this year runs from 16-30 January) and all...
13 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
Live 'n' Deadly
The RSPB has been working in conjunction with the BBC in the production of their Live 'n' Deadly teachers pack. If you're not familiar with the popular children's TV programme, you can take a look at their web pages here . The action packed TV show is designed to encourage young people...
2 Dec 2011
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