Schools across the UK are once again being asked to take part in the RSPB’s annual birdwatch.
Taking place from 16 to 30 January 2012, the Big Schools’ Birdwatch aims to encourage children and teachers to identify and take an interest in the birds visiting their school grounds. Schools can get involved by making bird feeders, turning classrooms into bird hides and helping the charity to survey the birds they see around them.
Last year, as the event celebrated its tenth anniversary, roughly 90,000 school children and teachers from more than 2,000 schools were involved in the project.
For 2012, a Little Schools’ Birdwatch for under five-year-olds has also been introduced for the first time.
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