Category: Education

Scotland to Sargasso education project

Today we’re delighted to bring you a blog post from Paul Fraser, our MSci Marine and Freshwater Biology placement student, about Scotland to Sargasso – an eel education project that he is delivering in four local primary schools. Paul, Dr more »

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Fish in Schools Competition Winner

We received lots of amazing and inspiring entries for the Fish in Schools competition and invite you to check them all out below. During Fish in Schools, pupils learned about their local rivers and some of the challenges they face more »

Posted in Education, Fish in Schools, Foundation work

From Fish in Schools to fish in rivers!

After weeks of dedication and meticulous hatchery care, our Fish in Schools participants are saying farewell to brown trout they have raised from eggs to fry. Over the project pupils have learned about brown trout life cycles, ecology and protecting more »

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Splash of success as children release fish into the Avon Water

Almost 500 primary school children from across the Avon Valley are taking to the Avon Water and its tributaries this month to set free young fish that they have raised in school. Children from 21 Primary Schools are participating in more »

Posted in Angling, Education, News, River Avon, Salmon Homecoming

Community take action with Fish in Schools river clean-up

Pupils, parents and staff at St Vincent’s Primary joined forces to improve their neighbourhood with a clean-up of the Auldhouse Burn ahead of the Fish in Schools fish release day. The burn, which runs directly under the school and through more »

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Fish in Schools pupils share their learning

We’ve had a great time visiting our Fish in Schools classes each week as they raise their brown trout. Our visiting scientist sessions provide an opportunity for questions and discussion of topics ranging from fish biology to environmental stewardship, and allows children more »

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Clyde in the Classroom welcomes its 25,000th pupil

The Clyde River Foundation celebrated a major milestone last week as we welcomed the 25,000th pupil to date to the project. The 17th season of the project was launched in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre between Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th January. more »

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Join us for Clyde in the Classroom 2017!

We are now booking for Clyde in the Classroom 2017 and would love to have you on board! This project summary outlines the basics but please get in touch if there’s anything else you’d like to know. Please note places are more »

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Welcome to our new MSci student!

A slightly overdue welcome to Paul Fraser who joined the Clyde River Foundation team in June for a placement year as part of his MSci degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology at the University of Glasgow. Paul will gain experience in a range more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, News, Uncategorized

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Dr Willie Yeomans

Only 4 days to go until the Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference on World Fish Migration Day, Saturday 21st May, so we thought we’d share a profile on our very own Dr Willie Yeomans, Catchment Manager for the Clyde River Foundation: In more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Education, News

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Paul Reid

Just over a week to go for the Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference on Saturday 21st May (World Fish Migration Day)! Today we’d like to shine a light on Paul Reid who is the Director of the River Clyde Fishery Management Trust, Secretary more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Education, Foundation work, News

Wildlife Crafts Fair – Concrete Garden, Possil

Excited to be taking part in this Wildlife Crafts Fair at the The Concrete Garden for Voluntary Arts Week! The event is on Saturday 14th May and is being organised by Froglife. There’ll be a whole load of different art more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, News

Mayfly Tales and River Rangers in the Douglas Water

This week we launched into the second phase of ‘Rediscovering the Douglas Water‘, a project involving Coalburn, Douglas & Rigside Primary Schools. Yesterday we were in Douglas with primaries 1-3, trying out some new material which went down really well more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Douglas Water, Education, News

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Dr Phil McGinnity

In the run-up to our Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference on Saturday 21st May we’ll be posting a profile for each guest speaker. Today’s focus is on Dr Phil McGinnity (School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork): Dr McGinnity has been working in more »

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Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference, Saturday 21st May 2016

In just over 7 weeks we’ll be celebrating World Fish Migration Day with our Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference.  The conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in salmon biology, fishery management or in the ecology of the Clyde system.  Please see more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, News

American signal crayfish in the Clyde Catchment – A Position Statement

The Clyde River Foundation (CRF) is a registered Scottish charity which researches the ecology of the Clyde and its tributaries and promotes community engagement and environmental education throughout the catchment.  The Foundation receives no core funding and has no statutory more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, Invasive Non-Native Species

Caring for the Clyde – 4th Citizen Science Meeting a success!

The Clyde River Foundation hosted it’s 4th Caring for the Clyde meeting yesterday celebrating three years of Citizen Science in the River Clyde catchment. Over fifty delegates gathered to hear talks from a variety of guest speakers. CRIMP coordinator Lesley Deans, Clyde River Foundation, opened more »

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Vote to bring Flying Fish project to Drumchapel!

Please consider voting for us in the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund to help us bring our Flying Fish project to children in Drumchapel! Flying Fish is an eco-education project aimed at Primary 6 pupils in communities near Glasgow Airport. To more »

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Spotlight on our citizen scientists – 2. Hollybrook Academy

On Saturday 27th February ‘Caring for the Clyde’ will celebrate 3 years of citizen science in the River Clyde catchment. In the run-up to the event we’ll be highlighting some of the great groups involved in our biggest citizen science more »

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Spotlight on our citizen scientists – 1. Quarriers

On Saturday 27th February ‘Caring for the Clyde’ will celebrate 3 years of citizen science in the River Clyde catchment. In the run-up to the event we’ll be highlighting some of the great groups involved in our biggest citizen science more »

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Caring for the Clyde – 4th Citizen Science Meeting

Come and celebrate 3 years of riverfly monitoring on the River Clyde at our 4th Citizen Science Meeting on Saturday 27th February 2016. Interested in getting involved in citizen science whilst looking after your local river? The Clyde River Foundation has more »

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Celebrating 15 years of education in the Clyde catchment

This year marks our 15th year of  delivering education projects in the Clyde catchment. We first delivered ‘Clyde in the Classroom’ to five Primary Schools in Glasgow back in 2001. Increasing demand for outdoor education and our desire to engage more proactively with more »

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Trout at Transition a success!

We have now completed Trout at Transition, our very first primary-to-secondary school transition project. The project was delivered by the Clyde River Foundation in partnership with artist Holly Keasey and the Biggar High School learning community between 2013-2015. Trout at more »

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Trout at Transition art trail now open!

This morning we opened the Trout at Transition art trail as part of Biggar Little Festival. The art trail is the final installation from our first primary-to-secondary school transition project which involved artist Holly Keasey and the learning community of Biggar more »

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Flying Fish project continues to grow with Glasgow Airport funding boost

Primary school pupils in West Dunbartonshire and Glasgow City have been fishing for facts in their local waterways thanks to a recent funding boost from Glasgow Airport. More than 250 pupils from seven primary schools in the north and west more »

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Trout at Transition art trail opening

Next week we’ll be opening a riverside art trail as part of Biggar Little Festival. The trail will consist of artwork produced by pupils of Biggar High School during our Trout at Transition project and we are very excited about more »

Posted in Camps Water, Clyde Catchment, Education, Glengonnar Water, Mouse Water, News

Duncanrig students take the plunge

This term at Duncanrig Secondary some new students were getting to grips with riverfly monitoring for the first time as part of their biology lessons. Their local burn, a small tributary of the Kittoch Water, flows beneath the school and more »

Posted in crimp_news, Education, News, White Cart Water

Clyde in the Classroom 2016

We are now booking for Clyde in the Classroom 2016, a hands-on project in which children raise brown trout from eggs to fry before releasing them into their local river or burn. The project webpage is www.clydeintheclassroom.com and if you’d like to more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, News

Clyde invertebrate samples become part of Hunterian collection thanks to paid internship

Aquatic invertebrate samples from the Clyde catchment have become part of the Hunterian Zoology Museum collection thanks to an internship delivered through the Third Sector Internships Scotland (TSIS) programme. In June we were joined by Katie Grimmond – a Zoology more »

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INNS OUT – free invasive plant workshops

Interested in learning more about invasive non-native plant species? We are running a series of outdoor workshops as part of ‘INNS OUT’ – a partnership between Clyde River Foundation, Clyde and Avon Valley Partnership and Central Scotland Green Network. Come along and more »

Posted in Education, Invasive Non-Native Species, News

Schools and communities in the West of Scotland get active in new river adoption project

Pupils across the River Clyde and River Ayr catchments have taken on the challenge of caring for their local rivers in a new project called ‘Healthy Rivers, Healthy Communities’. The project, which is delivered by the Clyde River Foundation in partnership with more »

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Scotland to Sargasso

Last week pupils from Lanarkshire became the first in Scotland to release European eels into the wild in a pilot of a new project called Scotland to Sargasso. Based on the Avon Wildlife Trust’s ‘Spawn to be Wild’ project, Scotland to Sargasso more »

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South Lanarkshire Council Outdoor Learning Showcase

Jacqui Meldrum and Christine Matthews, biology teachers from Duncanrig Secondary School attended the South Lanarkshire Council Outdoor Learning Showcase event last Thursday 21st May at the Popinjay Hotel. Jacqui and Christine set up at stall where they promoted CRIMP and more »

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Pupils make a splash in the glen with Greener Greenock

Around 100 Greenock school children have been gaining hands-on eco-experience of their local river system as part of Greener Greenock, a new project led by the Clyde River Foundation. Working with the Clyde River Foundation scientists, pupils have been assessing more »

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Clyde in the Classroom Competition Winner

We had an amazing response to this year’s Clyde in the Classroom competition, receiving over 600 eco bag design entries in total! The theme ‘Caring for the Clyde’ inspired a whole variety of amazing designs, but we are delighted to more »

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Carts Burn gets Greener Greenock treatment

We kicked off ‘Greener Greenock’ with pupils from St Patrick’s Primary at the Carts Burn yesterday. Pupils took the train from Drumfochar to Whinhill to spend a morning at the burn before heading back to school for an afternoon of more »

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Do you want to help care for the Clyde?

The Clyde River Foundation seeks to gauge interest amongst community groups and anglers with a love for rivers and their fly life. We hope to run a one-day training workshop that will introduce volunteers to riverfly monitoring and the monthly more »

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Third Caring for the Clyde – Citizen Science Meeting

On Saturday 7th March the Clyde River Foundation held its third ‘Caring for the Clyde’ citizen science meeting. The meeting was opened by Catchment Manager Dr. Willie Yeomans, after which Project Coordinator Lesley Deans gave an overview of CRIMP and presented more »

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Glengonnar Water inspires Leadhills stained glass

Had a lovely trip up to Leadhills Primary School yesterday to spend the afternoon talking about the Glengonnar Water and its brown trout population. Many of the trout in the Glengonnar have black tails as a result of lead in more »

Posted in Education, Glengonnar Water, News

Now booking – Caring for the Clyde: 3rd Citizen Science Meeting

Are you interested in looking after your local river? Come along to ‘Caring for the Clyde’ on Saturday 7th March to find out how citizen scientists have been helping to care for the River Clyde. We’re delighted to have presentations more »

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Teachers and pupils help care for the Kittoch Water

Pupils from Duncanrig Secondary School in East Kilbride are working with teachers to help monitor the health of their local burn, a tributary of the Kittoch Water. The school is one of four secondary schools to get involved in the Clyde more »

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Spaces left for Clyde in the Classroom 2015

Would your class like to take part in Clyde in the Classroom 2015? We have just 12 spaces left so please contact our Education Outreach Officer Caroline McGillivray on caroline.mcgillivray@glasgow.ac.uk if you’re interested! Find out more about Clyde in the Classroom more »

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Glasgow University student researching protozoan communities on Clyde crustaceans

University of Glasgow student Claire Jones joined us last month after being awarded a Vacation Scholarship by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. After coming to the end of the third year of a degree in Marine and Freshwater more »

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Stopping the spread – Check, Clean, Dry

As we continue to track the spread of invasive non-native species (INNS) throughout the Clyde catchment we’d like to remind all river users of how you can help halt the spread of these harmful organisms. Remember these 3 simple steps: Check, Clean, more »

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CRIMP in the Classroom

Duncanrig Secondary School, East Kilbride, recently started using CRIMP to cover aspects of the Curriculum for Excellence such as indicator species and pollution. Biology teachers Mrs Matthews and Mrs Meldrum attended training sessions earlier in the year to learn the more »

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Take me to the river

We were delighted to receive a copy of the ‘outdoor special’ edition of Teach Primary Magazine in the office this week. The magazine highlights a range of outdoor education initiatives and includes a great article on Clyde in the Classroom. Thanks to Miss Weir (Millersneuk more »

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Children’s author Mike Nicholson joins us for Scottish Book Trust writing sessions

Children’s author Mike Nicholson is working with us to deliver his ‘Write a story in 60 minutes’ sessions to three primary schools – Saracen (Glasgow), Braidwood (South Lanarkshire) and All Saints (Inverclyde). The project is supported by the Scottish Book more »

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Celebrating Clyde salmon on World Fish Migration Day

The inaugural World Fish Migration Day took place on Saturday 24th May. We were delighted to participate in this global initiative, the theme of which was ‘connecting rivers, fish and people’. We held ‘Salmon Homecoming’ at the David Livingstone Centre on more »

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CRIMP – Linking citizen science with Curriculum for Excellence

CRIMP’s third workshop was attended by five teachers from Brannock High School, including head teacher Robert Colquhoun. Brannock High has previously been involved in the Clyde River Foundation’s initiative, Clyde in the Classroom. This time they are going to use more »

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Farewell to the fish…

The practical part of Clyde in the Classroom project came to a close just before the Easter Holiday, as the last of the classroom-raised brown trout were released into the wild. With 102 classes taking part, we’ve enjoyed a busy more »

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