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  • Blog Post: Seamus Heaney gets his place in interactive school poetry programme

    Secondary school students are being given a unique opportunity to get out into the landscape that inspired poet Seamus Heaney in an innovative new education programme. The “My Place within the Landscape” programme has just been launched and features field trips to selected natural heritage...
  • Blog Post: Mayor takes first dip at RSPB Conwy

    Thousands of children will get closer to Conwy’s wildlife thanks to the reserve’s new wetland exploration area The Mayor and Mayoress of Conwy, Cllr Bill Chapman and Mrs Pat Chapman, joined children from a new Llandudno Junction school on 28 September to open an exciting new wetland...
  • Blog Post: Cairngorms Young Nature Presenter - Winner’s visit

    Fifteen year old Alex Bayley was last year’s winner of the Cairngorms Young Nature Presenter competition. Earlier this year he and his family took up his prize of wildlife holiday in the Cairngorms National Park. Here’s his account of this trip and the wildlife he saw. The search is now...
  • Blog Post: Red kites on the up in County Down

    GUEST BLOG by Alan Ferguson, Red Kite Project Officer at RSPB NI Next year will mark 10 years since the ground-breaking reintroduction of red kites in Northern Ireland. In 2008, RSPB NI, the Golden Eagle Trust and the Welsh Kite Trust began the ambitious project to bring these magnificent birds...
  • Blog Post: Teach your toddler to love the great outdoors at RSPB Pulborough Brooks.

    Starting on 13 June, ‘Little Wild Things’ is a new preschool nature group designed for children between 2 ½ and 5 years old. The sessions will provide a regular chance for families with younger children to meet some of the amazing creatures that live on the RSPB Pulborough Brooks reserve...
  • Blog Post: Cath's Schools on Reserves Blog - Update!

    Our Schools on Reserves season is now in full swing and everything is going really well. The hard work put in with training over the winter months has really paid off as the programmes are being delivered smoothly with plenty of attention being paid to learning objectives and of course having fun! Feedback...
  • Blog Post: Guest blog: Walk 4 Wildlife 2017

    Welcome to another guest blog! This blog is all about one of our amazing local schools, and their very special walk for wildlife... Take it away Hannah and Velda: Hello, Our names are Hannah and Velda, and we are part of the Learning Team here at Rainham Marshes. Here at Rainham Marshes...
  • Blog Post: My volunteering story - Arline

    As part of our #Volunteersweek celebrations, we wanted to share with you some of the stories from our very own RSPB volunteers. With almost 2000 volunteers helping in the South East alone, we can achieve much more for wildlife with their help than we ever could alone! Arline Bonsall gives us a unique...
  • Blog Post: My volunteering story - Julie

    As part of our #Volunteersweek celebrations, we wanted to share with you some of the stories from our very own RSPB volunteers. With almost 2000 volunteers helping in the South East alone, we can achieve much more for wildlife with their help than we ever could alone! "I’ve been volunteering...
  • Blog Post: A day in the life of a learning assistant volunteer

    It’s an exciting time at Fairburn. The air is filled with the sound of birds singing, and soon we’ll also be hearing the sound of excited school children coming to do their habitat investigations, pond dip and bug hunt. We have a range of programmes for school groups to choose from and the...
  • Blog Post: 25 years and counting

    25 years and counting The oldest Wildlife Explorers group in Scotland celebrated their 25 th anniversary at the end of January. Adam Ross, RSPB Scotland Membership and Engagement Officer, based in Aberdeen went along to the celebrations to find out more. Wildlife Explorer groups are part of...
  • Blog Post: Kids go wild for nature!

    Guest blog by Jess McVicar, RSPB NI Youth and Education Manager Finding stuff to do with small children over the weekend isn’t always easy. Last Saturday I was negotiating a scuffle over a particularly popular toy when I realised what I needed to do - something that keeps my two boys occupied...
  • Blog Post: Five ways to volunteer and help save nature in 2017

    Are you looking for a New Year’s resolution? Why not volunteer for RSPB Scotland? Here Bethan Jones, our Volunteering Project Officer, takes you through five ways you could get involved in our work across the country this year. Five ways to volunteer and help save nature in 2017 Looking...
  • Blog Post: A year in review...

    Leighton Moss is a special reserve for a number of reasons. With so much achieved and so much spotted over the last year, we take look at what 2016 has brought us... Sunrise over the reeds by Fran Currie. In February 2016 we officially opened our boardwalk. The boardwalk prevents visitors having...
  • Blog Post: New year, new opportunities!

    If you can spare a few hours to help, we are always grateful for volunteers! We offer plenty of practical conservation roles, but you will find a huge range of RSPB volunteering opportunities to choose from. By volunteering with us you could gain more than just a good feeling, you can learn a whole...
  • Blog Post: Meet Scotland's nature heroes

    Nature needs heroes; people to protect it, to defend it and to inspire others about it too. In Scotland we have some fantastic wildlife and we’re lucky enough to have some pretty amazing people out there conserving it as well. The most passionate and dedicated of these have just been recognised...
  • Blog Post: The Big Birdwatch

    Author: Clare Whitelegg, edited by Emily McParland “What’s your favourite bird?” This is a question Clare Whitelegg, our Schools Outreach Officer, is regularly asked by school pupils. It’s a tough question, but as part of the ‘Big Schools' Birdwatch’ sessions...
  • Blog Post: Slime time

    As we get towards the end of the summer holidays we still have plenty of activities to entertain the kids at Leighton Moss. Visitor and learning assistant Angela Welbourne tell us what's going on for families this week... Last week the sensory garden here at Leighton Moss was teeming with trackers...
  • Blog Post: St Bede's Year 2 Pupils Visit RSPB Geltsdale

    The sun shone brightly on St Bede's Year 2 pupils as they joined our education volunteers to learn about wildflowers, bird watching and mini-beasts. We look forward to seeing St Bede's again next summer.
  • Blog Post: How a bioblitz can help save nature

    How a bioblitz can help save nature Amber Jenkins, RSPB Scotland’s Community Green Space Officer in Edinburgh, gives us the run down on the recent Edinburgh bioblitz and why events like this are so important for connecting people to nature. I think a lot of us are probably guilty of...
  • Blog Post: For Teachers...

    Calling all teachers! Did you know you can bring you class here? You can! We run a range of fabulous curriculum linked courses for all age groups. With our dedicated education discovery zones and the River Thames on our doorstep, the marshes are a safe and inspiring environment for your class to...
  • Blog Post: A winning visit

    A winning visit Last year RSPB Scotland teamed up with Cairngorms Nature in a competition to find the Cairngorms Young Nature Presenter 2016. Fourteen year old James Miller won the public vote to be named the winner with his film on badgers. His prize was a five day Speyside Wildlife Holiday for him...
  • Blog Post: New research: correlations between children’s connection to nature and education, wellbeing and action to save wildlife

    There are some things in life that often go unquestioned. Quite often, these are ‘good’ things. Things that, to many of us, would just seem to be common sense. The importance of children caring for nature, would, I suggest, be one of those very things. Equally, as researchers, advocates...
  • Blog Post: Volunteer Learning Assistant Internship - find out more about environmental education

    This summer we will be hosting an internship for a Volunteer Learning Assistant Internship ... and there is still time to apply! If you want to get some quality experience with Europe's largest conservation charity, engaging with young people and delivering environmental education then read...
  • Blog Post: New ALDI funding to connect thousands of children to nature – and we need your help!

    Author: Clare Whitelegg, Schools Outreach Project Officer In 2015, thanks to generous funding from ALDI, the RSPB launched a programme of free outreach to primary schools across the UK. I’m Clare, the Schools Outreach Project Officer for Norwich and the Broads. Since starting last September...