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  • Blog Post: Christmas Crafting

    These are the fabric floral wreaths made during the most recent 2-part Christmas craft workshop. Don’t they look fabulous? There’s still a chance to book on the last of the workshops on Friday, December 9 either at 1pm or 7pm during which we will be making a Kanzashi style tree decoration...
  • Blog Post: Our pre schoolers explore the world!

    This month our Little Owls group enjoyed a morning of worldwide exploration. They travelled to America to discover the Statue of Liberty, flew to Mexico where they created Aztec headdresses, crossed the Atlantic to Botswana to make tribal jewellery & music, made their way up to India following a...
  • Blog Post: Little Owls Discover Space

    South Essex Marshes had a great Little Owls session this morning. Our theme was space so the children learnt all about stars and planets through games and activities, we also explored some very muddy paths through the park and built space rockets from recycled materials. Little Owls is the 2nd and 4th...
  • Blog Post: Interest the boy or girl in nature!

    Do you know someone who is interested in a future in conservation? Or who loves doing hands on practical work and being in the great outdoors? Or who is looking for a new idea and some work experience? If so please let them know about our exciting opportunity....Warden Days with the RSPB! Warden Days...
  • Blog Post: A walk on the wild side

    On April 22, the RSPB Education Team headed over to West Horndon to meet Rainbows, Brownies and Guides who were excited about learning more about nature. First to arrive were the Rainbows full of energy and ready to get stuck into their first activity of making wormeries. With hands covered in compost...
  • Blog Post: Wildlife Discovery Workshops

    The school holidays are in full swing - how will you be spending yours? If you're looking for something to do with your family come along to our Visitor Centre in Wat Tyler Park. We will have a craft table available every day and today & tomorrow we will be running 2 hour bookable Discovery Sessions...
  • Blog Post: RSPB Wildlife Explorers enjoy explosive puddles

    This weekend our local RSPB Wildlife Explorer group, the Wat Tyler Woodpeckers, have been out and about enjoying the wet weather. Nothing puts this lot off and the rain became a great excuse for some puddle jumping. In fact the Woodpeckers were learning about Wat Tyler Country Park and all about it’s...
  • Blog Post: Our Little Owls Discover Transport This Month

    Transport was the theme of Little Owls Club this month. In the photo you can see the group testing out boats that they have made in our paddling pools. The children also got to see a tractor up close, flew planes across the field, and raced cars down the slope in our Discovery Zone. Next months Little...
  • Blog Post: Arctic Explorers

    As the colder weather settles in we decided that the Little Owls could learn all about winter and the Arctic. They started off by making their own unique snowflakes then we set off outdoors to explore in our wellies and woolly hats. Hidden around our wildlife garden were pictures of various different...
  • Blog Post: Today our Little Owls Club reached for the stars!

    The Little Owls Club met today at the RSPB Discovery Zone in Wat Tyler Park for 2 hours of fun nature based activities. This months theme was Space and the children learnt all about planets & stars through games, song & craft. In the picture the group can be seen making a mural of the nights...
  • Blog Post: Are you “on the sea’s side”?

    These Little Owls are! Eleven under 5s came along to a very “fishy” RSPB Discovery Zone today to find out more about the seaside and sealife though a varied and action packed programme of crafts, an outdoor trail, games, songs, a break for refreshments, more craft, more songs, more games...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to our new Little Owls

    On Wednesday we had some new under 5's join our regular 'Little Owls' sessions. They all had a fantastic morning, making leaf crowns, building dens and playing woodland games. Out 'Little Owls' meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, the sessions run 10 am - midday...