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A new way of connecting young people with nature
Take a look around, how many teenagers do you see on our reserves (or anywhere else for that matter) actively involved in wildlife? Well we need more, many many more so we are launching our new field based training programme aimed at teenagers this autumn with a pilot programme running in Cumbria. A...
30 Oct 2012
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...
29 Jun 2012
Are there cockney sparrows near you?!
Attention all Londoners! Did you take part in Big Schools' Birdwatch this year? Do you fancy doing something similar to help our dwindling house sparrows? A bit of background In the summer of 2002 we launched the ‘Where have all the sparrows gone’ survey, which asked Londoners to...
21 Jun 2012
Earlier this week , Ofsted confirmed it will be changing school inspections in England. This follows the move in January this year to focus inspections on just four key areas: the achievement of pupils; the quality of teaching; the quality of leadership in and management of the school; and the behaviour...
1 Jun 2012
Schools have been Stepping Up for Nature with us!
An amazing 2600+ schools have been Stepping Up for Nature with us over the past year! To recognise this fantastic effort we'll be sending these schools a special pack in the post this week, containing a certificate and more information about how they've been Stepping Up. There are a total...
28 May 2012
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...
11 Apr 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
There's still time to take part!
If you've only just heard about Big Schools' Birdwatch for one reason or another, then don't worry as there is still time for you to register for a pack. Follow this link to register, and enter your postal details to get a pack. The registration field will be open until early Monday 30th...
27 Jan 2012
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