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Free Training With Thames21

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If you love your waterways, want to learn more about them and help make them better, we can help!

Thames21 offers a range of FREE training sessions to anyone who is keen to get involved with activities in and around their local waterways. Check out these opportunities.

Leading a Waterway Clean UP

Imagine leading your own group of volunteers in a cleanup event to improve your stretch of river, canal or pond… You can! Our 2-day ‘LEADING A WATERWAY CLEANUP course will help you develop the skills and confidence you need to plan and lead your own cleanup events. When you complete the course, you can become one of our many certified trainees who receive support from Thames21 and lead events all across London.     

LEADING A WATERWAY CLEAN UP Sessions for 2015:
(You must complete Day 1 first, before going on to Day 2)

Day 1 Sessions (All sessions are 10am to 3pm)

Sunday 23 August – Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Sunday 4 October – Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Saturday 7 November  – Ragged School Museum, Mile End

Day 2 Sessions (All sessions are 10am to 3pm)

Saturday 5 September – Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Saturday 10 October – Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Sunday 15 November – Ragged School Museum, Mile End

Click here to register

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Thames River Watch

The Thames River Watch project aims to provide crucial information on the health of the tidal Thames by enabling citizens to undertake monitoring and data collection – from Teddington lock right out to Sheppey Island in Kent and Southend-on-Sea in Essex. We are looking for individual volunteers as well as people from community groups, schools and riverside businesses along the tidal Thames to join our citizen science volunteer team. As a Thames River Watch volunteer you will spend just a couple of hours each month to help us build a better picture of the health of the tidal Thames.

Interested in joining our team of citizen science volunteers? The first step is to come along to a free training session which will provide you with all the knowledge and tools you need to become a Thames River Watch citizen science volunteer.

THAMES RIVER WATCH Training Sessions for July-November 2015:
(All sessions are from 10am to 3pm)

West London
19th July – Water Quality Testing – Dorset Wharf, Fulham
25th July – Litter Monitoring – Dorset Wharf, Fulham

4th August – Invasive Non-Native Species – Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
14th November – Water Quality Testing – Dorest Wharf, Fulham


Central London

6th August – Water Quality Testing – Walbrook Wharf, City of London
22nd September – Litter Monitoring – Walbrook Wharf, City of London


East London
24th August – Litter Monitoring – 2nd Floor Studio & Arts, Woolwich
2nd September – Litter Monitoring – RSPB Rainham Marshes, Purfleet
10th October – Water Quality Testing – at Creekside Environment Centre, Deptford
17th October – Water Quality Testing – at Erith Yacht Club, Erith

Click here to register

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3 thoughts on “Free Training With Thames21

  1. Reblogged this on Rivers and People and commented:
    Free training to help you look after your local river

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