Resources to support secondary and FE students studying Chilterns chalk streams


The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London and Chilterns Chalk Streams Project have developed several educational resources to help you understand the nature of a chalk streams, and the pressures currently faced by these important and iconic river systems.


What is a chalk stream?

What is a chalk stream and what makes them so special? Watch our film to find out

How do chalk streams work?

How do chalk streams work and why do they dry up? Watch our film to find out.

Chalk streams in crisis

Chilterns Chalk Streams are under threat. Watch our film to find out more.  

River Chess Storymaps

Exploring the Chess as an environmental system and presenting real time dashboards This collection of storymaps presents background information on...

Water management

Water Management: An enquiry-based learning scheme to explore the management issues associated with a chalk stream

Educational Posters

Download the posters As part of the ChessWatch project a series of posters were developed to explain more about human...