Connecting with nature despite difficult times: a suite of resources

Becca Smith

Monday 6 April 2020

Great tit feeding on kebab

With the Big Garden Birdwatch results announced just a few days ago, we’ve recognised a significant need for positive nature stories and ideas of how connect with nature (and one another) during these difficult times.

In the past few weeks, the RSPB has noticed a significant spike in enquiries around identifying wildlife in people’s gardens, as well as requests for nature friendly activities that can be carried out from home.

That’s why I’d like to propose the following content and offer virtual interviews/pre-recorded video content to cover these topics should you wish to feature:

-          Our recently launched Breakfast Birdwatch, which encourages people to take part in an hour’s bird watching between 8am and 9am each weekday and share their sightings online.  This takes a similar format to the Big Garden Birdwatch and allows people to connect with both one another and nature itself. We can offer interviews on how to take part, birdwatching tips, what sort of food to put out for your birds at this time, and what birds your viewers will be likely to see locally.

-          How nature helps ease stress and aid mental health

-          Signs and sounds of Spring people can see or hear from their homes

-          Top “Wild Challenges” (nature-based and educational activities for children) to try at home – adults will love them too

All of the above could be altered to include a local focus (such as which birds in your region people should be looking out for during their Breakfast Birdwatch for example) and we are more than happy to provide interviews/further content on any of these topics, as well as wildlife footage, sound clips or activity footage should you wish.

Please see the link below for a more detailed look at each of the above ideas, and should you like to arrange an interview or need any further information, please let us know.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mz9wu01mw36pvqb/AACiCsAPlWCgo-sq93ghNa8Fa?dl=0

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