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Biodiversity of the Thames KS5

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Students carry out fieldwork to determine whether the management of the Tidal Thames is suitable for the maintenance of healthy biodiversity. This programme can be easily adapted to suit your modules and learning objectives.

Students carry out fieldwork to determine whether the management of the Tidal Thames is suitable for the maintenance of healthy biodiversity. This programme can be easily adapted to suit your modules and learning objectives.

Session 1 Fieldwork will include kick sampling and invasive species transects. A presentation will highlight the ecology of the river and look at sampling methods for monitoring.

Session 2 Students will analyse their kick samples by identifying invertebrates using microscopes and keys. On the pier students will collect water quality data (nitrate, phosphate, salinity, temperature and pH).

Site: Chiswick

Duration: Full day programme – 4 hours plus half an hour for lunch. Half day’s available on request.

Costs can be found here

Practical information can be found here

Learning objectives

Please send us your learning objectives in advance of your trip so we can tailor the programme to your requirements.

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