Education

Pupils love meeting a live barn owl
Pupils love meeting a live barn owl

Education is a key focus for us. We visit around 50 schools every year, and also attend many shows, youth clubs and family events.  We always aim to provide these visits free of charge, so are reliant on donations and sponsorship to cover our costs.

 

Owl nest box demonstration
Owl nest box demonstration (in case anyone’s wondering, that is a toy owl 😉

Nothing is more important than teaching children about conserving wildlife and wild places, but Chris Sperring’s talks are always fun too.

School visits can be tailored to fit around groups of any age, ability or size, and can include assemblies and/or visits to classes or year groups.

We can arrange hands-on workshops too.  Through our Nestboxes into Schools project we perfected the art of taking nestbox-building workshops into schools, in fact we were probably the first people to do this with children when we started in 1999, and we’ve done many hundreds of workshops since that time.  We can also provide owl pellet dissection sessions (subject to pellet availability).

Family Nestbox-building workshop
Family Nestbox-building workshop
Chris Sperring with a captive-bred Tawny Owl
Chris Sperring with a captive-bred Tawny Owl

For more information or to request a school visit please contact Conservation Officer, Chris Sperring

Tel: 07799 413 918 / 01275 849287

There is an ever-increasing demand for our school visits.  We currently visit around 50-60 schools each year, but we could easily double this number if resources allowed.  This is hugely valuable work; putting children in touch with wildlife and showing them the importance of nature conservation, so we try to raise enough funds so that we don’t have to charge schools for these visits.  If anyone would like to discuss ways of sponsoring our exciting school visits please get in touch with Chris Sperring.