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Sign-up to summer school for young nature buffs

The Trust’s Rutland Osprey Project is offering young people the chance to sign-up to a summer school with the Project at Rutland Water nature reserve.

In July and August a summer school with a full day of activities, for 8–12 year olds and another for 12–16 year olds, will be held at the Lyndon area of Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Ken Davies, Osprey Education Officer, explains, “These summer schools are a new and exciting opportunity for young people with an interest in the natural world to work at a high level here at Rutland Water. As well as gaining new skills and knowledge, participants will meet similarly motivated young people and well-known local enthusiasts.”

There will be lots to do, with plenty of activity sessions including bird ringing, an osprey study, bird identification using visual and sound clues, a feather and an owl pellet study, and more!

This project is generously funded by the Cameron Bespolka Trust, which was founded in memory of Cameron Bespolka, who died at the age of 16 in a tragic accident. 

Youngsters wishing to attend the summer school simply need to complete a simple application form and contribute £10 towards the cost of the day. The deadline for applications is April 1.

To find out more and to apply, please see the Rutland Ospreys website: ospreys.org.uk/reserve-expert-summer-school-2019

 

Photo: Dissecting owl pellets c. Pete Murray.

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