The ‘Rivers and lochs in the classroom’ project is a four year project which will be delivered to primary schools across the regions surrounding the Clyde Estuary. The project will be delivered by Ayrshire Rivers Trust, the Clyde River Foundation and Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust. Funding for this project will be provided by the Greggs Foundation

During 2016 we delivered a ‘meet your river’ day to six primary schools across Ayrshire. Introducing the pupils to their local river where we provide an electrofishing demonstration followed by a fish identification workshop. Following this the pupils get 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 will continue with the project delivering to 36 schools (12 each year) across Ayrshire. This part of the project will start in January 2017 and see pupils from 12 schools take on a classroom hatchery. More information on this will follow soon.

Below are some photos from the ‘meet your river days’ this year.

Discussing fish with Forehill Primary School on the River Ayr

Discussing fish with Forehill Primary School on the River Ayr

Kick Sampling on the River Ayr with Holmston Primary School

Fish identification with Barshare Primary School on the Lugar Water

Fish identification with Barshare Primary School on the Lugar Water

Discussing the invertebrate samples

Discussing the invertebrate samples

Fish identification with Greenmill Primary on the Lugar Water

Fish identification with Greenmill Primary on the Lugar Water

 

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