New Chalk Streams project for schools in South Holland

Lincolnshire County Council news.

Lincolnshire County Council news.

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Primary and secondary schools across South Holland have the chance to go “stream dipping” with the help of Natural England.

Schools across Lincolnshire have been given funding for the county’s Chalk Streams Project and both pupiis and students can see first hand the wealth of wildlife on their doorstep.

Will Bartle, monitoring officer for Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This is a great opportunity for pupils to explore chalk streams, a rare habitat found only in a few places in the UK.

“Some of the wildlife we would expect them to see includes freshwater shrimps and different types of mayfly larvae, both of which are particularly good indicators of water quality.

“They could also see fish such as brown trout, bullheads and other creatures such as crayfish.

“Our offer to schools ends in July so I would encourage them to book soon.”

For more details, call 01522 55783 or email william.bartle@lincolnshire.gov.uk