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Thursday 23rd October, 2014

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Wildlife And Education

Wildlife and Education

Although WOT is a charity whose main focus is the conservation of owl species throughout the world, our mission is also to educate people about wildlife and general conservation issues, as an understanding of these is imperative for the preservation of all species.

This year there have been many new developments in the environmental education we offer to children. On site activities for visiting school children have included minibeast safaris, owl pellet dissection and barn owl conservation workshops.

May has seen the launch of an exciting after school Wildlife Watch Club, set up in partnership with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Twenty children from two local primary schools have been having fun butterfly hunting, making wormeries and looking at why and how to compost.

Off site the Trust teamed up with the Yottenfews Environmental Education Project and children from the Kids Zone Play Scheme in Workington. Mia, the Long-eared owl was taken to meet the children. During the day the children learned about the owl’s distinctive ear tufts, the squeaking calls of the young owlets and created Long-eared owl nest baskets.

A visit was also made with Sparky, the Barn owl to St. Georges School in Barrow-in-Furness. Children raise money each year to adopt Sparky so it was a great opportunity for them to meet him and to find out how he and the wild barn owls are doing.

Sue Thurley

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