RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch

Published on 2015-01-25 by Gill Hickman

We know that at least EIGHT of New Forest 'Sussed' schools are taking part in RSPB Birdwatch this January and February. We know that some children will also take part in the main RSPB Birdwatch event this weekend (24 -25 January).

Schools - why take part? Here are nine good reasons 1.You can request RSPB's free resource pack up until the 14th February.

2.There’s lots of time to still take part. RSPB can accept online results up until 14th February.

3.Every school that takes part and submits results will receive a free minibeast poster and a personalised certificate.

4.Birds are actively looking for food this time of year, so this is one of the best times to encourage birds into your grounds.

5.You can increase your chances of spotting birds by making bird feeders from our instructions and recipes.

6.The information you gather will help RSPB build up a picture of how well species are doing across the UK. The more schools (and clubs) take part, the clearer the picture will be.

7.There is an interactive PowerPoint presentation to help you introduce the event to your class, or your school.

8.It’s a fantastic opportunity to take learning outdoors for an hour.

9.You may just help spark a lifelong interest in nature in a child.

10.The data you collected can be presented easily and graphically by students. It is great evidence for data collection and processing for Eco-Schools, if you need it!