Leaders joined St Albans Rainbows for a ‘Giving Nature a Home’ Session. Children learned about the work of The RSPB, from the vital practical work we do on nature reserves across the country conservation science and wildlife crime prevention. The group looked at different man-made wildlife homes and matched a selection of creatures to their ideal residence. Everyone made a Bug Bungalow to take home – an individual invertebrate habitat that will provide a safe haven for The session finished with a quick environmental game – illustrating the positive and negative impact that people have on … Click here for more information…..
Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers visit Kings’ School Macclesfield for Outdoor Learning Week Leaders from Wildlife Explorers visited Year 1 students at Kings’ Junior Division in Macclesfield to talk about ‘Giving Nature A Home’. Leaders explained the varied work of The RSPB. Children then matched different wildlife species to the man-made homes designed specifically for them. Everyone enjoyed working out how the homes for wildlife matched the needs of different creatures, from Barn Owls to Havest Mice. Leaders introduced the woolly Hen Harrier family to the class and also talked about the huge conservation challenges facing these magnificent birds of … Click here for more information…..
Year 5 pupils from Kings’ School visited Teggs Nose Country Park for a day of glorious sunshine and incredible across the Cheshire Plain. Ranger Martin James was joined by Wildlife Explorer volunteer Leaders Tina Hanak and Kat Mayer as he introduced students to the natural history of the site and how the different habitats are managed for wildlife. In the morning Martin lead a nature ramble on a circuit of the whole site, taking in meadows, woodland, scrub and farmland. During the walk the group got good views of Willow Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and a parachuting Skylark … Click here for more information…..
Leaders visited Second Handforth Brownies to talk about ‘Giving Nature a Home’. The evening began with an outline of the work of The RSPB and Brownies enjoyed dressing up to illustrate the many aspects of the RSPB’s work. With descriptions from Tina and Martin worthy of any wildlife estate agent, Brownies were set the challenge of matching a selection of wild creatures to the man-made homes designed for them. Leader Martin is becoming quite the expert at demonstrating being a tree! Brownies then set about making their own bug bungalow to take home. Using recycled materials the girls … Click here for more information…..
Leaders visited Prestbury Rainbows to talk about ‘Giving Nature a Home’. We drew pictures to represent different aspects of the work of The RSPB. The girls were brilliant at guessing what the drawings would turn out to be. (Although Frankie’s drawings were particularly good!) The group worked out which animals live in different man-made homes and talked about the ways we can all help wildlife. Rainbows all made bug bungalows to take home so they would each have a little invertebrate habitat in their own gardens. Everyone tried to find the woodland creatures hiding in our big woodland … Click here for more information…..
As part of the Bollin Valley Partnership’s sustainability week Leaders from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers visited Year 5 at Christ the King Primary School in Macclesfield. Year 5 were planning to build a Hibernation Hotel – a brilliant overwintering habitat for minibeasts and small animals in the school grounds. Leaders talked about the work of The RSPB and how we can all help give nature a home in our own gardens. As well as providing food and shelter for wildlife visiting our gardens we also discussed the importance of water. There was lots of debate about which animals lived in … Click here for more information…..
Leaders visited Wilmslow Brownies to talk about ‘Giving Nature a Home’. The group learned all about the work of The RSPB and then had fun identifying a number of different man-made homes for wildlife – from a Barn Owl box to a Bat box. Everyone made their own bug bungalow to take home so that they could Give Nature a Home in their own gardens. … Click here for more information…..
Leaders from Macclesfield RSPB have helped organise five weeks of ‘Birdwatching Academy’ sessions for a group of pupils from two local primary schools: Pott Shrigley and St John’s in Bollington. The young birwatchers took part in a session that introduced them to the best ways to approach identifying common garden birds and a number of field trips to local birdwatching sites. As a reflection of the way birds fit into wider natural ecosystems students also learned about a variety of homes for wildlife and then made their own bug bungalows to take home. With expert guidance … Click here for more information…..
Leaders visited Rainow Brownies to help them complete part of their Brownie Birthday Challenge. The Group learned about the work of the RSPB and the importance of Giving Nature a Home on a global and local scale. We looked a different homes for wildlife and how they are suited to different animals and then the group made individual bug bungalows to take home to their own gardens. The girls had fun playing the Twig Game – a game with an environmental message about how human influence on habitats makes a difference to … Click here for more information…..
Leaders Tina and Jen visited 3rd Poynton Beavers to talk about ‘Giving Nature a Home’. The group learned about the work of The RSPB and the best way they can help wild birds and nature in their own gardens. Everyone had lots of fun matching animals to their man-made homes (Barn Owl, Dormouse, Hedgehog, Ladybird, Robin, Blue Tit and Bat). The Beavers then made and decorated bug bungalows to take home to their own gardens – they’ll make perfect minibeast habitats when placed in a sheltered place in a bush or tree. The session was rounded … Click here for more information…..