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A wow week in April

Submitted by Nigel Bernard on Tue, 03/29/2016 - 13:54
By Gareth Rasberry (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

It’s going to be a wow week from 11th to 15th April 2016 because that is World Osprey Week (WOW). It’s organized by Rutland Osprey Project. Check out the links to their site in this blog for lots of fascinating information about ospreys. Schools are encouraged to get involved with WOW, with lesson plans for primary and secondary schools, access to live satellite tracking data and opportunities to link up with schools around the world.

As ospreys are beginning to arrive back in the UK for the summer this is a good time to make sure you’ve got your copy of The Osprey Enigma, an osprey adventure which definitely has the wow factor. It’s an adventure story for 9-12 year-olds, helping introduce a new generation to the osprey and inspiring them to learn more about this magnificent bird. Beverley Miller has just started Gladknoll Secondary, but her thoughts are with Mitch and Mildred, the birds from the nearby osprey centre. She tracks them on the computer as they fly south for the winter. But the signals from Mildred’s transmitter are not all they seem. What has happened to Mildred? With the unexpected help of her grandma, she sets out to solve the enigma. And so begins a life-changing adventure which leads to Africa and a meeting with the mysterious boy called Karim.