Education News

This page has a short selection of the latest Education News items with links to other pages on the Rutland Ospreys website where  you can find more information.


World Osprey Week – 18th to 22nd March 2019

The Ospreys will begin their long migration from West Africa back to Rutland in March, and World Osprey Week or WOW celebrates the return of the Rutland Ospreys. The Rutland Ospreys website has the latest news about their migration, and some birds have satellite trackers which means that you can follow their progress north! It is a truly international event with migration “flyways” in Europe, West Asia, and the Americas. Find out more about Work Osprey week activities at


Free School Educational Resources

It is possible for teachers to deliver lessons using Osprey based resources! Ideal activities and inspiration for World Osprey Week!!! These include work sheets (with teacher’s notes), lesson plans, fun activities and project ideas that cover a wide range of national curriculum subjects


Visiting Lyndon to see the Ospreys – Summer Term 

Educational groups can visit Lyndon nature reserve, Rutland Water to see the Rutland Ospreys. The best months to visit are May to July.

If you would like to visit Lyndon reserve with any educational group, take a look at what the Rutland Osprey Education Team can offer at




Tesco “Bags of Help” – Rutland Schools funding for 2019

We are pleased to announce a successful funding bid from Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ scheme which will be available to some Rutland schools. This will provide a free Rutland Osprey Educational Package including: a school assembly, pre-visit class activity and transport for a class to see the Rutland Ospreys at Lyndon nature reserve, Rutland Water. We will be approaching Rutland schools this term with more information!


Rutland Ospreys ‘Reserve Expert’ days 2019

This new event is sponsored by The Cameron Bespolka Trust 

We are running “Reserve Expert” days at the Lyndon Nature Reserve during the summer holidays in 2019. Separate activity based days will be available for primary and secondary school age groups in July/August 2019. Children who would like to take part can apply for a place from 1st January 2019.

Reserve Expert – Summer School 2019 


Osprey Ambassadors 

Osprey Ambassadors are young people who are the link between the Osprey Project and their school, educational group, their class or wildlife club. Take a look at the Ambassadors page on the Rutland Ospreys website for more information. If you have youngsters in your school or educational group who would benefit from this sort of challenge let us know.