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 initiative, the Clyde Riverfly Monitoring Partnership (CRIMP).
Today we’re focussing on the CRIMP team from Hollybrook Academy. The Glasgow school, which supports pupils with additional learning needs, is enthusiastic about outdoor learning and is actively involved in the John Muir Award scheme. Teacher Graham Munro became a trained CRIMP-er in 2014 and has been using the technique to deliver outdoor education with his classes at the Castlemilk Burn. At at last Caring for the Clyde meeting Mr Munro said that CRIMP was unique among many of the outdoor activities on offer in that it involves water and the “chance to splash about” and he talked of the real benefit it gives pupils, providing new skills and helping to build up resilience.
If you’d like to find out more about using citizen science to care for our rivers then we’d love to see you at Caring for the Clyde! Tickets are free and available here:https://4thcaringfortheclyde.eventbrite.co.uk