FRESHWATER RESEARCH CENTRE 
      
       SPECIALISTS IN AQUATIC RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Living Lab's vision is to grow and sustain a strategic network of schools, each connected to a nearby river which they adopt, monitor and draw inspiration and knowledge about science and biodiversity. On the one hand the programme exposes learners to the wonders and values of healthy ecosystems, facilitating meaningful relationships between young people and their environment – the backbone of a more environmentally conscious and caring society. On the other, it provides an opportunity for them to learn hands-on about environmental science (the method, purpose and career possibilities) through participating in real-world ecological assessments of river health. We also seek to equip and enable educators to form independent Living Labs nodes where feasible, and thereby grow the network even further.