All about birds

Tuesday 28th January 2014

For young people in Greenwich interested in trying a new hobby and gaining new skills, the Trust will be delivering a new project around the study of natural birds in Greenwich.

The project is designed to encourage young people to try something new and have fun in the process, whilst also understanding the effects of global warming in relation to where we live.

This project will run throughout January 2014 up until April 24th on Monday’s, 4-6pm at Valley Central Youth Club and Wednesday’s, 4-6pm at Hawksmoor Youth Club. Please speak to a member of staff for further information.

Alongside other young people, you will monitor the local activity of nature in their surrounding area, with a particular focus on birds.

Those who sign up to the project will be given resources like binoculars and bird food to attract and identify birds, which are often found in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Members of the project will also have the opportunity to make bird feeders out of recycled materials, as well as a birdhouse from various resources including wood.

Dave Martin, youth worker, commented, “I am hoping the young people will enjoy try new activities and learn new skills in a fun and informal way.”

Robbie, who has already signed up to take part in the project, added, “I am mostly interested in making the bird houses and using my design technology skills to design and produce something I can take home and put in my own garden.”