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 Riverfly Monitoring Partnership (CRIMP), with CRIMP-trained teachers incorporating the citizen science project into the curriculum. Biology teachers Mrs Meldrum and Mrs Matthews have been working with twenty S1 pupils on the burn since June. Their first venture hit the headlines in their local news paper, the East Kilbride News (see below) and the school recently shared their CRIMP activity in their Biology Department news; it’s great to see such positive publicity for the Kittoch Water and we’re proud that young people are taking an interest in their local river and the health of the riverfly populations.

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