World Osprey Week

Pupils at Whissendine Primary School in Rutland learning about Ospreys

Pupils at Whissendine Primary School in Rutland learning about Ospreys

Students from St Martin's Basic Cycle School in The Gambia watching a video made by students from a school in London

Students from St Martin’s Basic Cycle School in The Gambia watching a video made by students from a school in London

Using Ozzie's Migration to teach Gambian children about the lives of Ospreys

Using Ozzie’s Migration to teach Gambian children about the lives of Ospreys

Children at Provo Primary School in the Turks and Caicos ISlands learning about Ospreys during WOW 2

Children at Provo Primary School in the Turks and Caicos ISlands learning about Ospreys during WOW 2

As part of the Osprey Flyways Project we are organising the third World Osprey Week (WOW) from 11th – 15th April 2016. WOW is an exciting opportunity for schools to follow the amazing migratory journeys of satellite-tagged Ospreys and to make contact with other schools on the migratory flyways.

You can sign up to WOW at any time and will gain access to a huge range of free online teaching resources. So do not delay, sign up now. Schools from 12 different countries have already registered!

2016 is a special year for the Rutland Osprey Project and we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary with a schools’ Osprey Festival. You can find out how your school can be part of this celebration by clicking here.

 

Meet the WOW Ospreys

We’re currently following six satellite-tagged Ospreys, three of which have now completed their spring migration. Check our interactive map to see their amazing journeys and the locations of the other tracked birds.

Free School Resources

Schools signing up for WOW and the Osprey Flyways Project get free access to online resources to help students learn more about Ospreys and their amazing journeys. To see a full resources list click here. You can also chose to add your school to our interactive map – allowing you to get in touch with other schools elsewhere on the migration flyway.

How Can Your School Get Involved?

Click here to register your school. You’ll get free access to the online teaching resources and your own editable page where you can provide information about your school and local Ospreys. There’s also the opportunity to post examples of your Osprey work. You could even upload a short video!

Find Out More

You can also read the latest news and WOW updates by checking out our schools blog. If you would like further information please e-mail WOW co-ordinator, Tim Mackrill – timmackrill@rutlandwater.org.uk.

We are very grateful to Swarovski Optik for sponsoring World Osprey Week and to Jackie and Pete Murray and Alex Kilford for writing the school lesson plans.