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 fifth international World Osprey Week (WOW) 12th March to 18th March in 2018. 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 children are invited to enter our new competition for writing and artwork. Click here

for more details about the 2018 Competition “Inspired by Ospreys” competition.

 

How Can Teachers and schools get involved?

 

Free School Resources

Schools, educational groups, and home school groups who have registered have free access to a huge range of osprey related educational resources, puzzles and games. These can be used or adapted for a wide range of pupils across the primary and secondary age range depending on their interest or ability.
Once registered you have the option to add information about your group, which will be shown on the WOW schools pages and interactive map. This will allow you to contact other registered schools or groups in the UK or in other countries! Why not arrange a skype or exchange e-mails with others on the list!
 

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.