BART believes that engaging young people with rivers is the key to inspiring the next generation of conservationists. To do this, BART work with primary schools to develop both indoor and outdoor educational activities, ranging from practical river dipping sessions to bringing the river to the classroom, with various curriculum related activities. For example, our award winning ‘Spawn to be Wild’ Project in partnership with Bristol Water gives children a chance to connect with the story of the critically endangered eel in a unique way. The children rear the eels for a term in their classroom and learn all about their fascinating lifecycle and the threats to their survival, before releasing them into their local river.
BART is a small team with a very large ambition and although we cannot reach every school in the Bristol Avon catchment, please do get in touch to see whether we are working in your area or ask to be added to our list for future opportunities.