The Esks Rivers & Fisheries Trust is keen to promote awareness of freshwater ecosystems, and the issues affecting those ecosystems, to local schoolchildren. The Rivers in the Classroom project is mainly targeted at primary school pupils, with the aim of raising an appreciation of the life contained in local rivers through learning-based experiences, which will engender a sense of care and responsibility for the environment.
The project encourages pupils to think about the environment and conservation through developing a knowledge of freshwater species and their life cycles; appreciating human influences on the natural environment; and an introduction to river and woodland habitat management.
Our project complements the Scottish Government’s education programme Curriculum for Excellence. This project will contribute to six of the eight curriculum areas: Expressive Arts; Health and Wellbeing; Languages (English); Mathematics; Sciences; and Technologies.