Teacher Training Workshop: Investigating the River Chess
Start dateMonday 22nd January
Start Time4pmEnd Time6pm
This twilight session introduces a set of KS4 & 5 resources which investigate pressures faced by the River Chess, a Chilterns chalk stream.
The resources were developed by geographers at Queen Mary, University of London in conjunction with the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project. They include:
- An enquiry based learning scheme to explore the management issues associated with a chalk stream
- A blog hosted by the Royal Geographical Society about pressures on chalk streams
- A Storymap containing information about pressures on the Chess and realtime data from our water quality monitoring
They provide excellent pre-visit / post-visit study for groups conducting fieldwork on the River Chess. They can also be used as stand alone resources for topics including.
- Hydrology in chalk catchments
- River health
- Human interactions in the drainage basin
- Managing water demand
- Creating sustainable water futures.
The workshop will by led by Prof. Kate Heppell, Head of Landscape at the Chilterns Conservation Board. Kate previously spend 20 years as a lecturer and researcher at Queen Mary, University of London, specialising in the interactions between water and chemical movement across the landscape. Kate was also a member of the expert panel of the CaBA Chalk Streams Working Group – advising on the production of the UK Chalk Streams Restoration Strategy.