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 fourth international World Osprey Week (WOW) from  27th – 31st March 2017. 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.

This year as part of WOW individuals or groups of children are invited to make a two minute movie inspired by ospreys. Click here for more details about making and submitting your movie “Ospreys and us”.

 

Dates for your diary

World Osprey Week (WOW ) – 27th – 31st March 2017

“Ospreys and us” movie competition – submitted by Friday 26th May 2017

Ozzie’s movie awards – Wednesday 5th July

 

How Can Teachers and schools get involved?

 

Free Teaching Resources

Teachers can sign up to WOW at any time and will gain access to a huge range of free online primary and secondary teaching resources. To see a full resources list click here.

 

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 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.