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 riverfly recording with their secondary school pupils to fulfil the learning intentions of the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). Two other schools, St Margaret’s High School in Airdrie and Duncanrig Secondary School in East Kilbride trained their science teachers and plan to use CRIMP for future biology lessons, bringing learning outdoors! We hope these partnerships will be a great opportunity to deliver outdoor and environmental learning whilst protecting our rivers and inspiring environmental stewardship throughout the wider community across the Clyde.

Representatives from the River Kelvin Angling Association also came along to the training, taking the total number of trained riverfly recorders on the River Kelvin to ten!

Great progress in 2014 thus far – and now to choose sites and start monitoring!

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