The Yellow Fish Project
Over the past two years, over 550 young people have completed the Yellow Fish Project. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of their local river and what young people can do to help the river and their local environment. By the end of the project young people will know what they can do to keep the River Dee clean and healthy.
What can I do to help my local river?
- Use less water
- Recycle as much as possible
- Put rubbish into litter bins
- Only put correct things down the toilet and sinks at home and at school
Incorrect items put down household sinks and toilets cause problems for the River Dee by reducing water quality and negatively impacting wildlife that depend on the Dee.
The Yellow Fish Project can be completed in schools in one morning or afternoon session, using the materials below. Each pupil can think about what should and should not be out down the toilet at home and at school. Once they have thought of a list they can add them to the Yellow Fish door hanger and decorate the other side with facts about the River Dee.
Yellow Fish Classroom PowerPoint
For more information, The Drain Care Guide
DCP Dee Riverbank Resource Box
In 2005/06 Dee riverbank resource boxes were distributed to schools and ranger services within the Dee catchment containing education resources on the natural history, geography and history of the River Dee catchment.
Using feedback from schools the resource boxes have been updated to one smaller box containing posters, books and an updated Teachers Folder. The aim of the box is to make it easier for teachers to teach and children to learn about the River Dee.
The content of boxes vary slightly with some different books.
Teachers Folder Contents:
Environmental Education Websites
For a list of environmental education providers within the Dee catchment see Ranger Services in the Dee Catchment.
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- 12 Sep 2017 Work to tackle pink salmon in the Dee
- 28 Aug 2017 Leading pioneer of the eco-art movement Newton Harrison visits the Dee
- 19 Apr 2017 'Enjoy the Dee' Leaflet launched.
- 29 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management Workshop for farmers and land managers
- 17 Mar 2017 Flooding showcase at Fernielea primary school
- 09 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management meeting for land managers
- 19 Jan 2017 Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) in Aberdeen City
- 24 Nov 2016 Eurasian Beaver allowed to stay
- 23 Nov 2016 Cleaning up the banks at Potarch
- 09 Nov 2016 SuDS engagement at Fernielea School