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Go Wild For Fish

Go Wild For Fish is our education programme for schools throughout the Tweed catchment. The programme offers a variety of different lessons and activities - all of which are matched to both the Scottish and English curriculums - aiming to enthuse young people with the river and the organisms living in it.


Activities and Lessons


Living Tweed Sessions

Living Tweed sessions are short sessions in which we visit either your classroom or the river to study the River Tweed and the life in and around it.  We can offer sessions covering a wide range of topics - from the water cycle and river morphology to sampling for invertebrates and fish - we work alongside teachers to create tailored lesson plans to suit each individual class.

Fish in the Classroom

Fish in the Classroom comprises up to six sessions over five to six weeks. Pupils will get an in-depth look at the river and what lives in it, focusing particularly on one of the Tweed’s fish species. They will sample for invertebrates, have an electro-fishing demonstration and create a stop motion animation, all whilst looking after a tank of fish in their classroom.

Mayfly hatching

Invertebrates in the Classroom

Our Invertebrates in the Classroom project comprises up to three sessions over the space of three weeks.  Classes will learn all about the Tweed's aquatic invertebrates and their importance in the river, with the chance to carry out kick sampling (a method of catching invertebrates) and watch invertebrates hatch into adult flies in your own classroom aquarium.  


Resources for Teachers



Eel Stop Motion

This animation on the life cycle of the European Eel was created by Newlands Primary as part of Eels in the Classroom.


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