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Junior Park Ranger Bulletin – February 2019

Hello Rangers,

Hope you are enjoying the variety of weathers we have had since Christmas – sun, rain, snow & frost and finally strong wind from Storm Eric.

 

All the birds you may have seen during your RSPB ‘Big Bird Watch’ in January have certainly found the changing weathers very challenging and we hope you are remembering when possible to put out some bird food in your school /@ home as we mentioned in the January bulletin.

 

Also, thank you to everyone who attended the JPR workshop @ Hazeley Wood - we hope you enjoyed planting bluebell seeds, building natural shelters and roosting marshmallows.

 

Save the date: Next JPR workshop Saturday 18th May @ Floodplain Forest All about the Birds (invitations will be sent closer to the date)

 

As you are out and about during your upcoming half term break you may notice that there are some changes happening in nature as the seasons move from Winter to Spring. This month’s bulletin is all about noticing the first signs of Spring. If you have time you could download and play some birdsong during your assembly, maybe from some of the birds you saw and counted in the RSPB ‘Big bird watch’, or just your favourite garden birds.

Also, we have included some special information about feeding water birds and your adult helper has a poster for your noticeboard.

 

Please practise reading the bulletin and add in information about any quizzes or competitions you are running. If you don’t have any that’s ok, just skip that part of the bulletin.

 

  1. your half term break and look out for any wildlife activity - tracks and trails and the hardy winter flowers, snowdrops and crocus, in the parklands across MK.

 

Junior Park Ranger ideas for February

 

  • Organise a nature scavenger hunt / trail and challenge children to become Nature Detectives – you can make your own scavenger sheet based on your school grounds – you could include pictures of trees / plants / winter colours / flowers /seeds – you could organise a ‘show and tell’ table so children can display their interesting nature finds.
  • Ask children to draw their favourite British wildlife animal / flower – make into a collage for your noticeboard

New Planet Earth

Programme - Coming in 2022!

 

It might seem like a long time off, but Kian from Year 4 (also a member of Wildlife Club) has had an email from BBC Earth informing him of a new David Attenborough programme being commissioned for 2022.  It is amazing that David Attenborough continues to inspire people to care about the natural world.This will be the third Planet Earth series and there will also be a few other programmes-including Frozen Planet Two! Also in 2019, 2020 and 2021 there will be even more documentaries. In 2018 the wonderful programme Dynasties was broadcast, each episode about a different individual animal and their families.  To find out more you can go to bbcearth.co.uk. This is just a message for anyone who is interested. By Kian Tehrani.

About Wildlife Club 

 

Wildlife Club, run by Mrs Murray in Class 3B, has been going on every Monday since September 2018. The members are Junior Park Rangers and they get to go to workshops. Our latest one was at Hazeley Wood. There we got to plant bluebells, make dens, and roast marshmallows over a campfire.

 

We also like to launch competitions. One of the most recent was the Countryside Code, where you had to write the rules down:

. Respect

. Protect

. Enjoy 

In our assemblies we announce the winners of our wildlife competitions and show you how to help your local wildlife.

Opposite of the school library is our Wildlife Board. You can check it for ideas about helping wildlife. Down the school corridor you can see the Litter Board, about plastic pollution. 

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