Welcome to Mayfly in the Classroom: bringing healthy rivers to life in schools and community groups
This website contains all the necessary information required for you to run your own Mayfly In the Classroom projects. The activities help to bring to life the importance of all aspects of river corridor ecology (both aquatic and terrestrial). The apparatus is very cheap and, in addition to the basic assembly and care of the equipment and mayfly nymphs, a whole variety of other activities can be tailored to highlight local issues including:
- How land-use affects stream ecology
- Efficient use of domestic water supplies and the impacts of over-abstraction
- The importance of "indicator species" like mayflies and trout
- Diverse and healthy food-webs
Click on the tabs at the top of the page to find the resources ("pdf downloads" tab) as well as available support, news and other information. You can find contact details under the "Basics" tab.
"Trout in the Town", "Mayfly in the Classroom" project manager and Conservation Officer for the Wild Trout Trust