8. Riverfly for Schools Programme

Aims: Involve people with their local waterbodies; Improve water quality

Water body: River Misbourne
Project description

An exciting new Geography fieldwork skills-based programme called ‘Riverfly for Schools’ is taking place which allows students to assess the health of the river through learning and following proper Riverfly Monitoring methodology. 

 This citizen science programme aims to link schools with the great work done by the Angler’s Riverfly Monitoring Network Initiative (ARMI) which operates across the country collecting important river health data. 

 Students will learn about the river catchment and how riverflies (stoneflys, mayflys) indicate the health of a river before getting into the river to see what riverflies are present and gather river data through geography fieldwork. 

 The first phase of this programme is taking place during the upcoming Summer term 2018 and runs in 3 stages:

1.       Classroom introductory session (at school- approximately 1 hour)

2.       Fieldwork day (in Denham Country Park - 1 full day)

3.       Follow up material (at school, led by subject teacher- optional, full resource pack provided)

The programme is free for interested secondary school, contact us to learn more!


Project lead: Thames 21
Project partners: Affinity Water
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Project start: March 2018
Project end: September 2018
Funding source: Affinity Water

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.