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  • Blog Post: Don't forget to register for Big Schools' Birdwatch 2014!

    There's still time to request your FREE resource pack for the upcoming Big Schools' Birdwatch. The event starts on 20 th January and runs for four weeks up to 14 th February, so it's up to you when you take part. If you've never heard of the Birdwatch before, well, let me explain. ...
  • Blog Post: Free online resources and games to help with your Birdwatch

    As well as the great identification resource you received in your pack, the RSPB also has some other online offerings up their collective sleeves. Try Rooks Binocular Birdwatch . This will help the children in your class or group to practice before they go outside for the real thing, or, if you’ve...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Big Schools' Birdwatch is coming....

    Our fantastic FREE Big Schools’ Birdwatch packs will be available very soon - have you registered to receive yours yet? We have three packs available to provide differentiated resources for your age range - Nursery, Primary, and Secondary. The packs include all sorts of activities, suggestions...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Take part in our Animalympics activity this summer

    We've been looking forward to the Olympics this summer and have recently produced a new activity for schools, or for children to complete at home. All you need to do is compare the sporting abilities of humans to those of the animal kingdom! The resource can be used as a one off activity or extended...
  • Blog Post: 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'...
  • Blog Post: Help us give you what you need - and win £50

    Here in the youth and ed department we're trying to work out what we can do better to help people like you to help children explore nature. What do you need to help you with this important task? More lesson plans, ideas for games and outdoor activites, video clips? We're running a short...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Fabulous Fundraisers

    Lots of you have been getting active at school or at home to help Save our Birds of Prey , and I am pleased to report that so far we have raised a brilliant £3,595.04 ! Thanks to everyone who has helped to raise this amount including these two keen fundraisers who I’m going to be mentioning...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Our resources for schools

    We have recently become content partners on the Times Education (TES) website - which means we can upload and share our resources directly with the 1.8 million teachers that search their resource database. This is a fantastic scheme which gives us some great promotion whilst at the same time showing...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Resources for schools are important

    “How much of your budget is wasted on making these packs when a local library could provide up to date nature books instead?” An interesting response posted on twitter earlier this week, regarding the free Big Schools’ Birdwatch resources we provide for schools and clubs. Whilst...