Jac’s River Adventure for engagement and research

The activities integrated at the end of the JRA story were designed by Dr Daphne Giannoulatou with the new Welsh Curriculum in mind, and to demonstrate how we can link across disciplines to learn and share about rivers through a sci-art approach. With support from the STEM Ambassador program in Wales, we are establishing online […]

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Art Up A Mountain

On a freezing Sunday morning in mid-November,  I set out with Steph to walk Nant Tawe Fechan, from Tafarn y Garreg to the Tawe’s source high on the Brecon Beacons, making art as we went along. Technically not mountains, hills, but that’s a matter of elevation. We wanted to try out a few different art […]

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How culverts transform rivers

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how the River Tawe harbours a range of flora and fauna despite a long history of neglect and strain inflicted by human activities. While changes in the management of rivers has improved ecological conditions across the catchment, ecosystems supported within the Tawe are still threatened by different […]

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#FishInThePost: Atlantic Salmon

This week’s #FishInThePost question was, ‘In Welsh Folklore I am considered ‘the oldest and wisest of the animals’, which Welsh fish am I?’. The answer we were looking for was Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), and it was correctly guessed by Vicky Stein (aka @AgentRedSquirrl on Twitter). Nice work, Vicky! Thank you for all your continued […]

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