Learning about Rivers

Project Overview

This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The aim is to engage and educate in schools and communities about all things to do with rivers. We will engage with schools and wider communities along the Rivers Wharfe, Swale, Ure, Nidd and Ouse, on things to do with Rivers – from habitats and minibeasts, to how rivers work, flooding and natural flood measures.


From 2018 we have a new mobile classroom which will allow us to bring our displays out to you. The van will be fitted with:
• a Rivers Table – which shows how rivers work from source to sea
• Microscopes – which will allow us to show the minibeasts and riverflies that live in our watercourses
• Displays showing different aspects of rivers and their habitats.

Events Overview

Events we are AttendingDateLocation
Nidderdale in the CitySaturday 7th AprilKirkstall Abbey, Leeds, LS5 3EH
Otley ShowSaturday 19th MayThe Showground, Bridge End, Otley, LS21 2AA
Curlew FestivalSunday 10th JuneBolton Castle, Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 4ET
North Yorkshire County ShowSunday 17th JuneCamp Hill Estate, Bedale, DL8 2LS
Addingham Environment DaySaturday 30 June
Great Yorkshire ShowTuesday 10th to Thursday 12th JulyGreat Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ
Deer Shed FestivalThursday 19th to Sunday 22nd JulyBaldersby Park, Topcliffe YO7 3BZ
Wensleydale SHowSaturday 25th August Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5JG.
Reeth ShowMonday 27th AugustReeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6AR
Kilnsey ShowTuesday 28th AugustKilnsey, North Yorkshire, BD23 5PS
Nidderdale ShowMonday 24th SeptemberPateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5BD
Richmond Book and Walking FestivalWednesday 26th SeptemberRichmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4AR
Countryside LiveSaturday 20th and 21st OctoberGreat Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

Further information

Countryside Classroom Feature

We have been featured in the 1st 2018 Countryside Classroom Newsletter. 
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Grewelthrope School Visit