Education can help owls
The Owls Trust has a long record of promoting the importance of conserving the environment and caring about the many creatures who share this planet. Our owls have created exciting routes into all aspects of the National Curriculum by helping learning in a novel way. These packs will help teachers and children at Foundation, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. The activities are designed to help children develop in the following important areas.
- Communication; Language; Literacy.
- Numeracy; Problem Solving; Reasoning.
- Knowledge; Understanding the World About Them.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
- Creative Development.
- Physical Development.
We want children to have an interest in owls but we do not promote the idea of keeping owls as “pets”.
Unfortunately, Harry Potter books and films have given some people the idea that keeping an owl is “cool.” An owl as a pet is neither good for the owl, nor good for the child. We would be very grateful if teachers would point this out when discussing owls with their classes.
For more information you could refer to our “Owls as Pets.” page.
Helping Learning, Helping Owls
As part of our owl education programmes, children can meet our owls and our team will be on hand to answer their questions. Our owl education packs will help children have a better understanding of owls, their environment and what we can do to help them.
Our owl education programmes continue beyond the children’s first contact with our owls. We have resources for both the teachers in the “about education” section. For example, our blog has daily news about our owls and continues the children’s (and adults!) owl education.
As part of our owl education programme we regularly use our Facebook page to keep subscribers up to date with what is going on in the Trust and with our owls, please visit us, subscribe to the updates (you will need to LIKE us first, then click again on the like button and you will be able to subscribe to our updates).