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Water Conservation Workshops

The opportunity to learn how much water there is in the world, what a natural water source is and how to support wildlife and healthy river ecosystems. Brought to life through an exciting adventure traveling down the river in in search of flora, fauna, river features.


Our water workshops offer an exciting educational trip to help children understand the importance of  water conservation and protection. 


In the morning the children learn about how much water there is in the world, what a natural water source is and how to support healthy river ecosystems and wildlife. In the afternoon they travel down the river in rowing boats investigating a variety of flora, fauna, river features. 

Helping the next generation to:

● Understand that water is one of the most valuable natural resources on the planet.

● Understand how important rivers are for water purification, rainwater storage and wildlife conservation

● Explain what a natural water source is and the causes and effects of water pollution.

● Identify natural wildlife habitats and features along the river Avon.

● Take action to protect and conserve water.

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Why is water important

The day begins with fun lessons in a tent by the river where an Ecologist teaches the children about the world’s water, where it is, why it’s so important for all living organisms, and how the water cycle affects animals, plants and humans.

Their first activity is to build a Biosphere to understand the water cycle.

Water Availability

The children think about how much water humans use, and learn about common water wasters and savers before making their own ‘water promise’ to save water at home and at school.

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Water Pollution Solutions

Inspired by the ‘Stop and think, not down the sink’ campaign, the children carry out a lovely messy experiment to learn about the causes and effects of water pollution and and the simple things they can do at home to support water.

River Features

The children learn about the features of a river to gain an understanding of how water moves through our environment.


Looking at how habitats are sensitive to changes in water flow, temperature, and pollution the children are able to appreciate the delicate balance required for healthy ecosystems and the need to protect biodiversity and maintain natural habitats.

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They learn to identify freshwater invertebrates - an essential element of a balanced river ecosystem that creates the basis of the food chains for larger animals along with pollinated plants, decomposing waste and recycling nutrients.

Droughts & Floods

Inspired by Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), the children learn how to mitigate water issues such as droughts, pollution and flooding.

Sea Bay

Sea Levels

Before taking to the water, the children discuss the rising sea levels, why it's happening, why it matters and how we can reduce it. 

Out On The Water

The children spend the afternoon on the river looking at features and wildlife first-hand. They learn to connect with the water and river wildlife, and go home feeling inspired to protect and conserve the precious water and wildlife they’ve come into contact with.


Positive Impacts

  • The workshops help children to become aware of the water they are using such as how long they leave the shower or taps on for, a reduced use of garden hoses and increased collection of rain water all resulting in less water waste, family carbon footprints and increased water conservation.

  • The children's understanding of pollution is increased reducing the amount of pollutants reaching the water system.

  • The children’s connection to nature is increased improving their respect and support for river wildlife. The overall conservation of water results in more water in our ecosystems, helping to keep wetland habitats which is especially important during drought periods.

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