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Young person looks through microscope

A week-long project exploring plastic pollution in the River Leen

Over the course of 5 days in the summer holidays, we worked with families in Nottingham to investigate plastic pollution in a portion of the River Leen that flows through Hyson Green.

With researchers from the University of Nottingham and Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum, we looked at the biodiversity of the river bank, tested the water for micro-plastics and discussed how, where and why there is so much waste in our rivers. We worked with young people from the Vine Youth Club in Hyson Green, and families from the Refugee Forum and the Home-Educators network.


This project was funded by the UK Science Festivals Network and UK Research and Innovation.

Family dipping for insects in the River Leen
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