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

As part of the Osprey Flyways Project we organised the inaugural World Osprey Week (WOW) from 24th to 28th March 2014. WOW provided 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.

Click here to read more about the WOW Ospreys.

In all, more than 100 schools from three different continents got involved! And don’t worry if you missed it: even though WOW has now passed, you can still sign-up to the Osprey Flyways Project to gain access to free teaching resources and to make links with other schools.

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. Each school is also added to our interactive map, and listed as one of our Osprey Flyways Project Schools – allowing teachers 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

Click here to download a PowerPoint presentation (5MB) explaining more about WOW. You can also read the latest news and WOW updates by checking out our schools blog.

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.