Eel in the Classroom 2017

Following the huge success of our first Eel in the Classroom project last year, BART have embarked on the even greater challenge of delivering the project in 6 different schools across Bristol, Wiltshire, and Somerset. After being caught by elver fisherman, the elvers (young eels) were donated to UK Glass Eels in Gloucester. From there…

River survey day with students from the University of the West of England

BART spent a day out on the Bristol Frome teaching UWE students a variety of different river habitat surveys. The students learnt new skills in land use mapping, identifying invertebrates and macrophytes and chemical water quality monitoring. The students were keen to get in the riverand see what invertebrates they could find, and weren’t dissapointed…

NEW 2017 Riverfly training sessions

Thanks to funding from Big Lottery Fund‘s Awards for All programme, BART are pleased to announce that we will be running 4 new Riverfly Partnership training sessions. These one day sessions will provide participants with the skills needed to monitor aquatic invertebrates on a monthly basis as indicators of water quality. More information available here: https://bristolavonriverstrust.org/what-we-do/riverfly_monitoring/ All…