Spring Alive

Spring Alive is an international project organized by BirdLife International, a worldwide organization for the protection of birds. The campaign is designed to promote children’s interest in nature and its conservation through tracking the arrival of spring birds. All citizens, but specifically children and families, are encouraged to observe and record the arrival of 5 migratory bird species each year: White Stork; Barn Swallow; Common Swift; Cuckoo; and Eurasian Bee-eater.


NCF as a partner commenced participation in 2012 with a follow up participation in 2013 with great global impact as Nigerian participants top the international art contest. The Spring Alive Campaign has commenced officially on 1st of September 2014 till 30th December 2014. 


The following are the activities for this year’s Spring Alive Campaign:

School Initiated Bird-Watching to monitor the arrival of the 5 focal bird species using the Spring Alive Brochure and Teachers Guidance Note that will be provided to all participating schools. These materials are available in Hardcopy (Grades 1-3 & 4-6) to be given to participating schools FREE.


Drawing Contest -The Drawing contest will be publicized among all School Conservation Clubs which are all eligible to participate in the international contest. Entries will be received from all interested schools who wish to participate in this contest and can download the Terms and Condition below or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly for it.

Below is a breakdown of high priority activities that are time bound.


Competition Name

Target Group

Downloadable Documents



Spring Alive Contest

Students (8-16yrs)

Terms and Condition



Spring Alive Strapline Contest

Volunteers (Teacher)

Terms and Condition





Spring Twin- The Spring Twin is an opportunity for school conservation clubs to connect with their European counterparts. See list of the following schools that have been twinned with other European schools in the Excel File as well as Guidelines for Twinning. This is a yearlong activity.


Obligations as a participant in the Spring Twin:

  • Be able to access the internet at least for a minimum of 5 hours per-week.
  • Be able to provide update on the activities of the school conservation club.
  • Interested schools should please download the the Spring Alive Application form

Kindly email your completed form to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Friday 28th November, 2014.



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