Tag Archives: Citizen Science

What’s Under Your Feet?

Primary 7 worked really enthusiastically today on this long term British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) citizen science project.

Over the year we will carry out 3 invertebrate surveys to see what is living in our school grounds. The BTO is collecting information from all over the UK to find out whether the invertebrate numbers and species are changing and whether this has an effect on bird populations.

Today we found worms, slugs, beetles and a few other invertebrates. We didn’t find as many as we thought that we would. It will be interesting to see what we find in March and June.

Welcome Back

Ms Scanlan is looking forward to seeing everyone again tomorrow.

On Thursday we are going to be starting a survey of the school grounds, looking for invertebrates. The weather is looking good, so you’ll need your warm, dry clothes and some wellies and we can have some fun doing a citizen science project.

See you tomorrow,

Ms Scanlan.

 

RSPB Schools Birdwatch

Today Glen Tyler came to help us to complete the annual school grounds survey. We went out in four groups during the morning. We walked around the school grounds and then recorded what we had seen and submitted the results online. We also looked at last year’s results for the UK and Scotland. They were slightly different.

We saw house sparrows, starlings, a blackbird, herring gull and two mallard!