Fish in the Classroom Forth Rivers Trust

by Forth Rivers Trust in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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We aim to work with schools around the Forth to teach primary 4-6 children about rivers and the lifecycle of brown trout.

by Forth Rivers Trust in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Fish in the Classroom is an interactive way for children to learn about rivers and river wildlife, brown trout in particular. The project runs yearly from January to March when the Trust engages with schools across the Forth to provide an interactive learning experience. 

Fish in the Classroom consists of the Trust carrying out an interactive presentation to the class introducing them to rivers, the issues they face and the wildlife that use them. During the presentation, staff will introduce the children to the brown trout providing information for the lifecycle of a brown trout. 

As well as the presentation, the class will receive a fish tank and brown trout eggs. The class will then get to watch the progress of the brown trout as it develops from an egg to a fry (baby fish). As the brown trout develops, the children will need to fill out the workbook provided tracking their progress to determine when they need to be released. The children will also need to keep the tank cold by placing frozen water bottles into the tank. 

Once the eggs have hatched and turned into fish, the Trust will return and accompany the class to their local river where the fish will be released. Whilst at the river, an invertebrate kick sample will be carried out to identify other wildlife within the river, providing an outdoor learning experience.

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£20 or more

Adopt a brown trout

By pledging £20 you will receive your very own virtual brown trout adoption pack. Within the adoption pack you will receive a screensaver of a brown trout, a certificate of your adoption, a thank you letter and a fact sheet about brown trout and our Fish in the Class project.

£10 or more

brown trout eggs

By pledging £10, you will be helping us to buy 10 brown trout eggs. We require 250 per school involved. As a thank you, you will receive a brown trout egg screensaver.

£500 or more

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Fish in the Class

By pledging £500 or more, you will help us reach our goal. As a thank you, you will be offered a personalised activity alongside skilled members of staff. This can range from a day out electrofishing, a day surveying for salmon redds or the chance to visit some of our biggest restoration projects with a guided tour by a member of staff. Your pledge will also be acknowledged on our website.

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