This year's Saving the Sparling Project Intern has been continuing with the Sparling Goes to School Project by visiting local primary schools to teach pupils about the amazing Sparling.
A large element of the Saving the Sparling Project is centred on community engagement and education, by teaching a new generation about this important and special species we hope to be able to protect them.
Over the past few weeks the Saving the Sparling Project Intern, Courtney, has had the opportunity to visit seven local primary schools to talk about this amazing rare species that we find so close to home. Courtney uses a short presentation to teach the pupils about the special sparling, then the pupils enjoy interactive games and activities before having the opportunity to see real sparling. Some of the children’s favourite facts include that ‘they smell like cucumbers’ and that ‘females lay 56,000 eggs’.
Check out the blog below to see how the pupils from Dalbeattie Primary School enjoyed the special experience:
Hello, Dan here again. Since my last blog I have been getting involved with a number of new things such as crayfish surveys, leading volunteers on habitat restoration works and helping to supervise works on the Black Water of Dee.