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  • Blog Post: Preparing for Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2014

    Big Schools’ Birdwatch is approaching (only two weks away! 20th January - 14th February) and as the days start to draw in and the weather gets a little nippy, it is worth considering ways to encourage birds into your grounds and gardens. Colder weather means that birds burn up more energy day...
  • Blog Post: Feed the Birds Day recipes

    Are you prepared for feed the birds day ? Have you made any bird cakes with your children? It's not too late if you haven't - we received this recipe from one of our young people who is taking part in the Wildlife Action Awards which you could use: Nutty Cupcakes Recipe One box of animal...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: A Christmas party with a difference

    Christmas is a time of year when it’s very tempting to shut out the cold grey outside world and cosy up inside with all those lovely new gadgets and gizmos and a great big tin of chocolates. However we should also remember that this time of year is particularly special in the natural calendar,...
  • 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: Welcome to the new learning community

    Hello Welcome to the new RSPB Learning Community! We are very excited here about this new Community blog, which can be used as a resource for everyone involved with learning and young people, no matter what your role is. It is a place where everyone involved with learning can come and share...
  • 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...