International Schools Enrich World Bird Watch Project

International Schools Enrich World Bird Watch Project

Date: 24 Jul 2010

 

Schools from the continents of North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania have added to the richness and depth of the World Bird Watch project since it's launch in Janaury 2010.

This has not been a one way benefit either, read this quote from Newmarket School in New Zealand:

"Our Maori language is dying like our native birds.
I believe in conserving both.  In New Zealand we have worked hard to rejuvinate both our language and our native birds.  eg: Our Kokako is now numbered in the 30s. Our Tieke, we have brought back from the brink of extinction. The langauge aspect I have always been interested in.
But it has been the bird project that has allowed me to make connections with the demise also of our environment.
 So thanks for the interest and support because the bird project

has raised all our awareness.

Ka kite         Sonya"

 
 
Hornbill from Kenton College Nairobi Kenya - Click here to see  the amazing bird art work painted by pupils in the Czech Republic
Bird watchers at schools in Kenya and Nigeria saw Weaver birds, Ibis, and Hornbills, birds now seen elsewhere.They've sent us wonderful drawings as well as photos.

Do you know why Weaver Birds build their nest upside down? 
Pupils at Peponi School in Kenya showed us these nests in one of our flash/meetings
  To find out why they built their nests like this, 
where Swallows migrate from and much more...
Click on this podcast  created by 10 year olds to find out!
 
 
  Male Weaver from Kenton College Nairobi Kenya - Look at the pictures below of the art, literacy, numeracy and ICT work that has been done by pupils across the world, and in the UK, inspired by the international aspects of this project. 
 
"A small world" Click on the weblinks at the bottom of the page, to see the research that is being done on endangered vultures in Africa. This is linked to Worcester Prep school in the USA and Peponi School in Kenya, through the 'Little Owl Sanctury' in Kenya. (They didn't realize that they were all part of the Great World Bird Project until July!!)


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Photo of a Stork in France (click to view full size)
Photo of a Stork in France

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Documents

bird_data_from_ebe_school_in_nigeria.mov Watch this short video clip, using a flip camera, to find out what the pupils at St Marys did with the data they received from their link school in Nigeria. (37.18 MB, Quicktime Movie)

ebe_school__bird_data_feb__april.xls Bird data and graph for February and March from Ebe School Nigeria (27 KB, XL Spreadsheet)

podcast_of_world_bird_watch_a.mp3 Listen to what we learnt from the International Links (1.29 MB, MP3 Audio)

gobal_bird_watch_f.ppt Find out how our International Schools were embedded into the project (12.79 MB, Microsoft Powerpoint file)


Links

Click here Corinne Kendall,researching on endangered Vultures in Africa,has links with Worcester Prep in USA and met Sarah Higgins from the Owl Sanctury in Kenya, who links with the nearbye Peponi School.

Click to find out about the Kenyan Peregrine Falcon Bird of Prey in Africa

Find out about the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico Our link school in Starkville Mississippi, is monitoring the effects of the tragic oil spill on wild life in the area.

Find out about the birds in Mississippi Starkville Mississippi's nearest Bird Reserve, just half an hour from the school.

Birds in New Zealand Click here to view the numerous great links to the Environment and birds in New Zealand. Supplied by Newlands School

Find out about the birds that visit the Czech Republic How many of these birds were seen at ZS Rundna during January to June?


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