The biggest part of Raptor Aid is education and we believe no matter how young or old you are there is always something new to learn, especially when it comes to birds of prey. That is where we want to help you; we have been working with schools and colleges for a number of years now and we tailor each session to your individual needs.
Educating the future
Birds of prey can fit into a huge range of the curriculum and be pitched to each key stage. We also try and make our sessions interactive and connected to conservation. Conservation is at the forefront of what we do and, because we know the future lies with children, we want to link children with direct conservation projects. Our two main ideas are below and we’d love for you to get involved.
- Nest box scheme, Adopting a nest box – We construct and install nest boxes for the four species of bird of prey which will use them. We find it is a great way of engaging people with practical conservation. If your school has access to land nearby we can arrange to survey and construct a box with your pupils and then continue to monitor the box as part of an on-going nest box scheme. Please contact us for more information.
- Twinning schools with conservation – There are fantastic conservation projects taking part across the globe from Europe to Asia and Raptor Aid is busy creating contact with as many as possible. We want to encourage schools and their pupils to engage safely with schools from other countries to discuss conservation and share experiences from each country. Twinning projects take commitment from each school but can be incredibly rewarding. To find out about a project please contact us.
For more information on our current projects keep an eye on our blog or contact us for more information.