Week 1 Welcome to Bird Box 2017

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Week 1 Welcome to Bird Box 2017

Read by Matthew

Soon it will be spring again and pairs of adult birds will be busy nest building. Like us I am sure you are hoping a pair of adult birds will make their home in your school bird box this spring.

Fingers crossed ……. Let’s hope every school bird box is home this spring and summer to a pair of nesting adult birds!

What’s new on the Bird Box website for 2017!

To help you follow the project and learn lots about the birds make sure you regularly visit our new look Bird Box website. Every day we will be a publishing new articles. See below for details:

Monday: Chatterbox

Want to learn more about birds and impress your friends? Then read every Monday our Chatterbox reports. To help you easily read each Chatterbox report click on the sound button at the top of the page to listen to Matthew our keen Bird Spotter reading the report aloud.

Topics we are featuring over the coming weeks include: where birds live, what they eat, reproduction, how they fly and why do birds migrate and leave the British Isles every autumn.

Tuesday: Bird of the Week

All about birds is a super new addition for 2017. Each week we will be featuring one of the common birds that visit school grounds and gardens in the south of England. Why not download the colourful PDF Newsletters and Fact Sheets about each bird and display these in your class bird corner?

Wednesday: Bird Spotting 2017

An opportunity for your pupils to become excellent bird spotters! Every week look out for our featured bird of the week in your school grounds, garden or local hedgerows. Record each sighting you make and upload your information to our Bird Spotting 2017 Google Map. Help us keep a record this spring/summer of the birds we see around us? Will our results match those from the 2017 RSPB Garden Watch?

Thursday: Pupil Zone (PZone)
Visit the PZone every week for things to do and make! Each week will feature activities linked to the Chatterbox Topic and Bird of the Week! Have you found any great website with things to do about birds? Send us the details and we will feature it on PZone!

Friday: School Reports 

Each week we will be featuring one of our Bird Box schools. To tell us about what you are doing to give nature a home send us a short written report (250 – 500 words) and a selection of photographs. We promise to feature all school reports we are sent.

So there we have it everyone lots of exciting things to look out for over the coming weeks on our Bird Box website. Enjoy browsing! 

By |2018-09-04T08:51:03+00:00March 12th, 2017|Chatterbox 2017, See Nature News|0 Comments

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