Shout Trout for World Fish Migration Day [24 October]!

Check out the Shout Trout Workout! It’s now live on our FIRE Lab Swansea YouTube Channel thanks to a FIRE collaboration with Wes Tank and the creative team at Tank Think and artist Ethan Kocak! View the video and download the comic from Fire Lab Kids [it’s FREE]! The comic has amazing illustrations by Ethan […]

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Jac’s River Adventure for engagement and research

Recently, FIRE Lab team and collaborators produced Jac’s River Adventure (JRA) book, associated activities, engagement videos, and e-book! With JRA, we bring science and art as well as engagement and research together. Our aims with JRA book and enrichment materials are to engage with young people ages 5-11 about their local rivers, and to use […]

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My local river – the day a shark ate Fred’s banana

Hi, I’m Merryn and I recently started working with the FIRE Lab team using creative methods to engage young people with fresh waters. Since March I’ve been looking for ways to entertain two young people at home, four-year-old Bryher and one-year-old Fred, mainly befriending woodlice and trying to grow things from the food waste bin. […]

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A Roundup Of The Blue Field Trip

Last week I went on a couple of FIRE Lab field trips with colleagues Steph and Joelle to walk the River Tawe Path, making cyanotypes, or blueprints, along the way. I’d prepared Bockingford paper with a solution of two chemicals, Ammonium ferric citrate and Potassium ferricyanide, in a darkroom and took them with me in a light-proof bag […]

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