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
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
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
has raised all our awareness.
Ka kite Sonya"
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...
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!!)