The Living Uplands project was founded to focus attention on the sixth most endangered bird in the UK, the Black Grouse. The Black Grouse are best known for the males gathering on what is known as a ‘lek’. Males gather on the lek and display their feathers to attact a mate, particularly in April & May.
Living Uplands offers teachers a FREE cross-curricular education pack, bringing nature to the classroom. This offers schools the opportunity to bring nature into their classrooms. With particular focus on the drama of the Black Grouse lek, this project links directly to Keystage 1 & 2 curriculum and is an effective way to enhance Science and Literacy skills, and to promote pupil creativity and confidence.
There are pictures and videos, and occasional blog pieces on life on the Durham moors. This educational project will provide children and teachers a window into the upland moorlands and to see birdlife at first hand.
For access to our FREE educational resources, a school needs only to register with the site. This provides full access to the online resource.
Durham Wildlife Trust is keen to develop this site further, and schools’ feedback will be invaluable.
Durham Wildlife Trust would like to thank the farm owner who has made this project possible. For the security of the Black Grouse population our partner remains anonymous.