Connected Conservation

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    🐟🦟🌿 Connected Conservation Project 🐟🦟🌿
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    During June, we had the pleasure of working with Nat 4 Biology students from the Vale of Leven Academy to connect them to their local burn, the Mill burn.
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    To start, we told them about history of the Mill burn, and how it has been changed over time to benefit local industry 🏭, and how this has had an impact on the local wildlife.
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    To follow, the students visited the Mill burn so that they could discover was was living in and around the burn for themselves, and to understand the health of the local environment. Many of them including the class teacher hadn’t visited the burn despite it only being 240m from their School.
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    Out at the burn, we taught the students different sampling techniques which looked at the biodiversity of plants 🌿🌱🌳, aquatic invertebrates πŸ¦ŸπŸ•· and fish 🐟🐟
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    We also had a look at how the area is used, and whether there was an issue with litter and rubbish πŸ—‘
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    Back in the classroom, each group of students analysed their data, learned how to interpret the information they have gathered and came up with ways to improve the burn. πŸ“ŠπŸ§ΎπŸ“πŸ”
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    Each group came up with creative improvements for the burn, and will visit the Mill burn after the Summer holidays to carry out their improvements! πŸ”¨πŸŒ³πŸŒž
    Keep an eye out for updates on the Vale of Leven’s work!
    This project which is part of our Leven Legacy Project wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the Greggs Foundation #Greggs4good #TheLevenLegacyProject
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Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust .