Science week is a celebration of science, engineering and maths and we are very much looking forward to inspiring over 300 pupils next week. (

As part of these celebrations a local school will be bringing all their year 1 to year 6 classes to the reserve on Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Friday 15 March.  They will be learning all about birds; using binoculars to help identify and observe behaviours. They will also be using draper, tern and gadwall hides to study the birds, so the hides will be busier than usual.

On Thursday 14  another school will be coming to investigate our habitats and explore the pond. Magnifying glasses and nets at the ready! 

We are very much looking forward to meeting them all, introducing them to our wonderful wildlife and showing that Science doesn’t just happen in a lab! Keep an eye on Twitter @RSPBRyeMeads and Facebook @RSPBHerts&Beds for updates as the week progresses.

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