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October 2014

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Brilliant Schools outside! event

Brilliant Schools outside! event

The warm (well at least for October !) weather provided a wonderful back drop to this event aimed at encouraging primary school children to get involved in nature. Well, we need not have worried - the children who attended showed a knowledge of wildlife concerns beyond their young years. They got 'stuck in' making bird feeders (the messier they got the more they enjoyed it !), marvelled at Bill Boyce's excellent illustrated talk about garden birds and participated in 'Bird Bingo' with unfettered enthusiasm. Beth's display of inexpensive and simple ways of encouraging bugs into the garden was another well received item. Their obvious excitement at being outside and doing things that they usually didn't do was a joy to see. We need to encourage this enthusiasm so that they carry it on through their teen years, when so many lose that interest. Today's event did just that. Everyone involved should be justly proud of their efforts.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Volunteer with children at the Osprey Centre, Loch Garten, Scotland

Schools out (side !) event on the first weekend of half term

We at Wirral RSPB Local Group want to help schools in our area to foster children's interest in nature and so are offering one primary school the chance of receiving a free bird feeder and Seeds to attract birds to your school grounds. Not only that but we'll send round a wildlife expert to help you with putting the feeder up and talking to you all about wildlife.

We are holding a wildlife event at Thurstaston Visitors Centre on Saturday the 25th October 2014 between 1 - 4pm. There'll be lots of interesting things to do with hands on experiences of making simple bird feeders, finding out about the different types of food for birds and learning about birds and other wildlife that inhabit gardens. We're here to help the teachers as well - with helpful curriculum resources and activities.

The free feeder and seed will go to the primary school which has the greatest number of their pupils and teachers turning up and registering at the event. We couldn't have made it easier if we tried !
I look forward to seeing you there.

Jeremy Bradshaw
Leader Wirral RSPB local Group