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What’s under your feet? And how can it help your Eco-Schools journey?

Thousands of our Eco-Schools get involved with campaigns from our friends at the Pod, like Switch-Off Fortnight and Waste Week. But did you know, getting involved can also help you along your Eco-Schools journey.

If you are looking for something to do this summer term, with benefits beyond your school and pupils (you’ll be aiding environmental scientists too), why not see “What’s under your feet?”

  • Summer is the perfect time to think about the school grounds and biodiversity topics. If you’ve got these topics in your action plan, this campaign could help you along.
  • Don’t forget, the Pod’s lesson plans (7-11 & 11-14) have clear curriculum links to make your planning (and life) easier.
  • Want to get the whole school involved in this fantastic citizen-science study? Download the Pod’s campaign assembly, posters (for your Eco-board or classrooms) and activity sheets for different age groups.
  • With this campaign, you’ll be helping to monitor and evaluate on a national-scale, and helping scientists at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) understand the relationship between climate, the availability of invertebrates and how this impacts UK bird numbers and their migration patterns.

Find out more about this fantastic campaign and sign up now. You’ll have to be quick though, you’ll need to do your dig before the end of June.

And if all this isn’t enough … Schools feeding back data to the 2017/18 experiment will be entered into a prize draw to win a trip to meet TV wildlife presenter Chris Packham at the BTO.