Those of you who know me or have read my previouse blogs will be aware that I am passionate about the environment and about engaging our young people with the natural world, as well as with ICT. The annual RSPB Birdwatch is the perfect opportunity to combine both.
The Big School’s Birdwatch is on the 24th January to the 4th February 2011. You can register for a pack on their website and there are free activity packs aimed at Foundation Stage through to KS3. There are lots of opportunities to engage your pupils with the school environment, with recording and analysing results from their birdwatch and then presenting the results. You also get entered into a prize draw for a chance to win RSPB products.
And for those who get enthused, why not take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch on the 29th to 30th January? It only takes an hour, you can submit results online and you get a free pack and a 10% discount on bird food. It is fun, free, and really easy to do. Why not get the whole school and all the school families involved? You could do your own neighbourhood survey using the Garden Birdwatch and bring all the data back together to produce a report to add to your website or learning platform.
If you take part, let me know.
If you would like some help with the bird watching side or the ICT, do contact me.