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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Highlights of June

    Apologies for not keeping you up to date with all the latest goings-on recently, but we have been really busy with all sorts of things including management work, new signage, plans for the summer holidays and entertaining several school groups a day! Unfortunately blogging tends to slip down the list...
  • Blog Post: School Visits to RSPB nature reserves

    Have you booked a school trip for your class yet? Bring your pupils to one of our fantastic nature reserves and have a great day out exploring a wide variety of habitats and all the fascinating wildlife that lives there. All our programmes are linked to the curriculum and provide plenty of hands-on exploration...
  • Blog Post: For the love of the next generation

    RSPB Scotland conservation manager Stuart Benn is back with a new blog - this time about bird watching in the Highlands and the For The Love Of campaign. For the love of the next generation I've blogged before about A Focus on Nature – an absolutely brilliant organisation committed to...
  • Blog Post: Showing the Love to Nicola Sturgeon

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with another blog on the For The Love Of...campaign that we are part of. Showing the Love to Nicola Sturgeon It was Valentine’s last Saturday. How did you show the love? I bought flowers for my wife but I also sent...
  • Blog Post: Edinburgh Phoenix – Help them to say “Yes In My Backyard!”

    RSPB Scotland Youth Officer, Nicole Brandon has this new blog on a fantastic new project the Edinburgh Phoenix group are raising funds for. Edinburgh Phoenix – Help them to say “Yes In My Backyard!” This February, Edinburgh Phoenix group are asking for help in raising the funds...
  • Blog Post: Helping our birds through the winter

    Kat Jones, RSPB Scotland’s Public Affairs Manager in South and West Scotland, looks at the importance of feeders for birds during the colder months. Helping our birds through the winter The weather may be chilly and the evenings dark, but, for me, this is the time of year when I look forward...
  • Blog Post: Demonstrating seabird bycatch mitigation measures in Namibia

    I recently conducted more on board demonstrations on how to use seabird bycatch mitigation measures in longline and trawl fisheries in Namibia. We are working in partnership with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and the fishing Industry to create awareness of the available solutions through...
  • Blog Post: Environmental awareness in Chilean coastal towns

    A long the coast of Chile there are often locally organised fairs intended to display the projects that are conducted in the region. These are popular with local university students and school children and represent a great opportunity to explain how the work of the Albatross Task Force is working with...
  • Blog Post: Working as an intern with BirdLife South Africa

    I have been completing an internship with BirdLife South Africa, as part of the Groen Sebenza internship programme . It has given me an opportunity to learn more about my career options in conservation. I have learnt of the collaboration between different conservation organisations and met interesting...
  • Blog Post: Social dynamics at sea

    While we are at sea it is important for us understand more than just the interaction between seabirds and vessels. To reach out and connect with the captains and crew we must learn to understand the life of these people with whom we share our time, and ultimately the people who will be responsible...
  • Blog Post: Public speaking: a big part of working with the ATF

    The first thing to realize if you plan on enjoying life in the ATF, is that you will have to speak in public and it will happen a lot! Despite being shy sometimes, these opportunities are going to keep coming up and you have to learn to enjoy them. You have to understand that it’s only going...
  • Media: Hen Harrier Hero #4 #thankyou

    Skydancer has been nominated for Best Education Project in the National Lottery Awards 2014! Vote for us online by 23 rd July: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/skydancer
  • Media: Hen Harrier Hero #3 #thankyou

    Skydancer has been nominated for Best Education Project in the National Lottery Awards 2014! Vote for us online by 23 rd July: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/skydancer
  • Media: Hen Harrier Hero #1 #thankyou

    Skydancer has been nominated for Best Education Project in the National Lottery Awards 2014! Vote for us online by 23 rd July: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/skydancer
  • Media: Hen Harrier education

    Skydancer is one of seven finalists short-listed for Best Education Project in the National Lottery Awards, as a result of our work with pupils like these two from Bellingham Middle School, June 2014. Vote for us online by 23rd July: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/skydancer
  • Media: Gamekeepers for the future

    Gamekeeping students at Askham Bryan College, York, after taking part in a Skydancer hen harrier workshop - working together to secure a sustainable future for hen harriers and grouse shooting. Skydancer has been nominated for a National Lottery Award for Best Education Project. Vote online until 23rd...
  • Blog Post: Tales of the Forgotten North: A Dark Tale from the Kings Forest

    On Wednesday 7th May 33 pupils from Castle Carrock School visited RSPB Geltsdale as part of a storytelling project “Tales of the Forgotten North”. The visit was led by Chris Bostock (storyteller, A Bit Crack) and Paul Frodsham (archaeologist, ANOB). On Wednesday 25 th at 7pm, Chris Bostock...
  • Blog Post: Connecting more children with nature in Glasgow

    Connecting more children with nature in Glasgow What’s your first memory of the outdoors? I remember grasshoppers covering a picnic blanket as we sat in a meadow! Later when I was 8 or 9, I used to hunt for birds nests and I am sorry to admit I took the odd egg, but even more importantly...
  • Blog Post: Half Term Happenings

    Schools were out for half term last week, but that didn’t mean our Education Team could have a break! It was all go here at Leighton Moss with the first ever Angela’s Wildlife Amble and the return of the ever popular “What Lives Beneath” pond dipping sessions. On Tuesday we...
  • Blog Post: Stick-tastic Tots

    It’s that time of the month again when we let the little ones loose (not literally) on Leighton Moss - Nature Tots ! For this increasingly popular event, the under 5’s enjoy a morning of hands-on fun around the reserve with carers, parents and push chairs in tow. The session begins with a...
  • Media: Marvellous Moors

    Experiencing the amazing moorland landscape firsthand with West Woodburn First School and Newsham Primary School, on a Skydancer field trip in Northumberland, March 2014