FRESHWATER RESEARCH CENTRE 
      
       SPECIALISTS IN AQUATIC RESEARCH AND TRAINING

River health assessments, which apply established, government-aligned biomonitoring tools appropriate for school use (e.g. miniSASS), encompass the entire scientific process (from sampling to uploading river health assessment results to a national online database) and will contribute valuable and reliable information that can be used by managers to better-conserve our precious river ecosystems – a unique feature that sets the programme apart from other environmental education initiatives in South Africa. The experience is designed to complement school curricula as well as equip students with the skills and know how to become active citizen scientists within their communities.