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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
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
'They can't wait to do it again!'
And now some love for Little Schools' Birdwatch, this time from Oldham... "Once again our Pre-school has taken part in the RSPB Little Schools' Birdwatch and again the children loved this activity. We left lots of food, nuts and water on the bird table in our garden for weeks before, to...
8 Feb 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
Catch them early
Did you know we cater for pre-school children? We have all kinds of work going on for early years, from Little Schools’ Birdwatch , resources , and field teaching for early years groups. South Essex Marshes have their own pre-school group, encouraging young children to get hands-on with nature...
22 Sep 2011
What are your Big Schools' Birdwatch plans?
We'd love to hear what you are planning for your Big Schools' Birdwatch in January. The event is fast approaching now, and we're sending lots of packs out to schools who have registered. If you haven't registered yet, you can do so here . Maybe your class is going to build a bird...
23 Nov 2011
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
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
A Bird Feeding Garden
This is the second of two blogs featuring RSPB Mersehead by Juliet Robertson. A trained primary school teacher and former head teacher, Juliet Robertson is one of Scotland’s leading education consultants in the field of outdoor learning. She is passionate about enabling schools and early years...
28 Nov 2013
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