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Date(s) - Wednesday 17 Apr 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Colne Valley Visitor Centre


Join us for a hands-on experience learning about aquatic life and how to protect it at the Riverfly Survey Taster event!

This exciting event is held in the beautiful Denham Country Park. Immerse yourself in nature as we explore the wonders of riverflies (invertebrates that live in the river) and their importance in monitoring water quality.

What to expect on the day

Meet us outside of the entrance to the Colne Valley Visitors Centre, where we will introduce you to the aquatic life we will be looking for and how to survey. We will then move to the river to carry out the survey, before heading back inside to look at what we have found!

During this in-person event, participants will learn how to conduct a Riverfly Survey and contribute to vital environmental research. We will guide you through the process, teaching you how to identify different species of aquatic life and assess their abundance, in line with work done by the Riverfly Partnership. This event will involve entering the river to help conduct a survey, waders will be provided so you will not be getting wet, but you must be able to swim to take part.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with nature, contribute to scientific research, and get involved with citizen science. Book your spot now for the Riverfly Survey Taster event!

Important Information

For children to attend they must be above the age of 12 and accompanied by a parent or gaurdian

Please dress warmly

Please bring wellies

It is preferable that attendees can swim to attend this event for health and safety events

Bring a pen and paper to make notes

Transport options

Parking is available at the Colne Valley Visitor Centre. Alternatively you can get buses to Springbridge Nurseries or a train to Denham. If you need lift arrangements please contact [email protected].

Booking Instructions

To attend please sign up here on eventbrite, or email [email protected]

No experience in citizen science is needed, so please come along if you are interested in learning more about wildlife in our rivers! Please bare in mind that for safety purposes, to take part in surveying, it would be preferable if you can swim.

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