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Extraordinary Ordinary - Lochwinnoch's Young Volunteers Group
On Saturday Feb 9th Lochwinnoch's Phoenix group, the Lochwinnoch Young Volunteers, met for one of their regular sessions. This time, though, Youth Officer Nicole Brandon was visiting and discovered that a regular meeting for this fantastic group is anything but average. What they do is, in fact,...
6 Mar 2013
Community Wildlife Gardening Ideas from Dumfries!
In October this year, the Mersehead Moorhens, RSPB Scotland’s most southerly Wildlife Explorer Group, visited a local residential centre to work with some of their residents in their wildlife garden. This was an opportunity that the Moorhen’s were extremely excited about, having been involved...
13 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
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
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
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
Give wildlife a tree-mendous boost!
Have you planned any tree-planting for National Tree Week which runs from 26 November to 4 December? If you have planned something, tell us about it! We'd love to hear about what you'll be doing! If you haven't thought about it, then I urge you to think about how you could get involved at...
16 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
Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to mark the occasion than a Nocturnal Nature Expedition with your brave adventurers at Wat Tyler Park ? Learn about the secret world of nocturnal creatures on Friday 28 th October by joining the RSPB for a spooky family evening, you never know...
17 Oct 2011
Know a great natural space to play? Don't keep it to yourself!
Play England, part of the leading children's charity NCB, has been awarded £500,000 for the Exploring Nature Play project. This project aims to help children explore and enjoy the nature around them. The interactive map can provide useful information for schools and families alike. Offering...
27 Sep 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
So you’ve got your classroom all sorted, you’ve labelled the drawers, dusted the books and changed your displays, but have you thought about the space outside your window? The grounds of schools can sometimes be damp and dismal places, with little reason for cheer. However, I know some...
19 Sep 2011
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