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

WOW! 2019
Monday March 18th – Friday 23rd March 2019

World Osprey Week or WOW! celebrates the return of the ospreys as they migrate north back to their summer breeding sites.
This is an exciting opportunity for schools to follow the amazing migratory journeys of satellite-tagged Rutland ospreys find out about other tracked ospreys around the world, and to make contact with other schools on the migratory flyways around the world.
We encourage schools to have their own WOW event, and make use of our free Education Resources which have lots of ideas and activities to engage primary and secondary school pupils with this amazing migration event.

 

How Can Teachers and schools get involved?

Free School Resources

Schools, educational groups, and home school groups can have free access to a huge range of osprey related educational resources, puzzles and games. These can be used or adapted and cover a wide range of subjects across the primary and secondary age range depending on interest or ability.
These include pupil activity sheets, teacher’s notes, resources sheets, lesson plans and even a one week curriculum plan for Primary Schools. The resources are divided into Primary and Secondary age groups on the website and cover almost every subject area of the curriculum including subject specific and many cross curricular themes. Be inspired in your teaching in World Osprey Week.

Get involved with other schools

Schools can have their own editable page where you can provide information about your school post examples of your Osprey work or even upload a short video about your school. Click here to register your school.

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.

 

Meet the WOW Ospreys

We’re currently following several satellite-tagged Ospreys around the world and they have now completed their autumn migration south. Check our interactive migration map .Here you can see the amazing journeys and the locations of the Rutland Osprey 30 and the other satellite tracked birds.

 

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 Education Officer Ken Davies – ken@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.