Summer 2020 Challenges
Over the school Summer holidays we’re publishing six challenges for you to carry out in any order and at your own pace. Every week we will be bringing you a resource to show you how to do the activity so that you can complete the challenge with us in the order shown in the booklet if you like. Alternatively, you can change the order to suit you – the choice is yours!
We would love to see any photos or videos of you and your family completing the tasks so please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you share them on social media, use #loverivers and #RRTsummerchallenge.
This week is the sixth and final week of the 2020 Summer Challenge and we are finishing with a river walk. The other activity on offer here geocaching! Never heard of it? Read on to find out more. The Wildlife Fact file in this set of resources is all about the Golden plover. .
This week we’ve got the fifth challenge from our Six Summer Challenges booklet, the shoebox river, as well as a saltwater experiment for you to have a go at. The Wildlife Fact file in this set of resources is all about the White-clawed crayfish, the only crayfish native to the UK. .
This week we’ve got the fourth challenge from our Six Summer Challenges booklet, the litter pick, as well as a Use Less Plastic challenge for you to have a go at. The Wildlife Fact file in this set of resources is all about the Lamprey, an eel-shaped creature with a sucker disc-like mouth and sharp teeth. .
The third challenge in our summer challenge is a river picnic! Find some nice weather, pack your favourite picnic foods and head down to a river with your family. Maybe you could play ‘I Spy’ while you eat – look for as many things as you can on, in or by the river and challenge your family to guess. .
In this post we will show you how our river treasure hunt went and how to make your very own waterscope – maybe you could use this to find extra river treasures! Make sure you look at the Summer Challenges booklet to find the river treasure hunt list, you can find it here: ribblelifetogether.org/summer-2020-challenges .
In this post we will show you how to carry out your own microsafari, which is the first activity in our challenge booklet, using a net and bucket or by looking under stones in the river. We’ve also given you some images of river invertebrates and an ID guide so you can test your ID skills. The Wildlife Fact file this week is the Atlantic salmon. .
Click on the cover below to open the booklet as a pdf and start your Six Summer Challenges!
For the microsafari challenge, you will need this invertebrate identification tree. Make sure you have access to it to help you decide what invertebrates you find in the river – click the image to open as a pdf to save for later.
We have introduced these online learning opportunities in response to Covid-19, which has prevented us from going into schools in the Ribble Catchment as we normally would. This is our way of bringing our educational topics to you at home so you can continue to learn all about rivers and wildlife.