Lochs and Rivers in the Classroom Project.

The ‘Rivers and Lochs in the Classroom’ project is four year project  which is being delivered to primary schools across the regions surrounding the Clyde Estuary by three Fishery Trusts/Foundations. The project is being delivered by Ayrshire Rivers Trust, the Clyde River Foundation and Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust. Funding for this project is being provided by the Greggs Foundation. During 2016 ART delivered a ‘meet your river’ day to six primary schools across Ayrshire. Introducing the pupils to their local river where we provided an electrofishing demonstration followed by a fish identification workshop. Following this the pupils had the opportunity to get in the water and do a kick sample (invertebrate sample) with staff and teachers supervising, this was followed by an invertebrate identification workshop on the river bank. Over the next three years we continue the project by delivering interactive education to 36 schools (12 each year) across Ayrshire. This part of the project begins in January 2017 and has the pupils from each school take responsibility for their own classroom hatchery. The salmon lifecycle ‘board’ game has been enlarged to a 6m x 4m floor game to allow the pupils to play on the board. Of course when your board is this big you need dice of an…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Lochs and Rivers in the Classroom Project.