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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Exploring your local river on Google Earth

We can learn about and visit our local rivers, but sometimes we might like to learn different things and see more of the river than we can do by visiting it locally. How can we do that?  One way is to use tools like Google Earth that project satellite imagery onto our computer screens, allowing […]

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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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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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