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Grants for small scale environmental projects in the Forest of Bowland AONB

During the school year 2010-11, skilled teachers from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds have delivered a project for 11 primary schools in the AONB, with three main objectives: 

  • To understand the special features of the Forest of Bowland landscapes and to show the children how land management by people (through farming, forestry, etc.) influences the wildlife which lives there.
  • To raise awareness of the local area by encourgaing children to recognise different habitats and birds and to understand the need to manage and protect the Forest of Bowland AONB
  • To teach the children to recognise birds in their gardens and school grounds and to find out what they can do to help them.

 Contributed £250 towards the costs of this project which, by the end of March 2011, has included all 27 primary schools in the AONB.