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Education in the Blackwater Valley


In this section:

  • Information for teachers and students
  • Local groups in the Valley that have useful educational information or opportunities.

Student projects and enquiries

Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership deals with a number of school and student enquiries and requests for help on projects each year.

We hope that the information contained on this website will help with many of these enquiries and provide a useful educational resource for teachers and students alike.

Please explore the site to find the information you may require.

Please note all the information and images within this website are the copyright of Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership.  Contact us direct if you want to use the information contained in this site for any other purpose.

For GCSE level study - including projects on Geography, Biology & Science

GCSE level study
Students may find the following sections a useful resource:

  • Wildlife – various habitat information (such as Grasslands)
  • About the Valley - History (which has a section on Geology of the area).

The information is also set up to be easily printed and we are happy for it to be used for student projects.

For A-level study

A-level study
The whole site and information contained on different pages may be of use to a variety of subjects.

Higher level study including BSc, MSc and Phd work

Higher level study
The information contained on the site should be a useful reference tool for your studies.  Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership has close links with a variety of Higher Education facilities. We also have a very limited number of student placements for Higher Education students each year. Please contact the Blackwater Valley via e-mail regarding possible work placements.

For background study students might like to visit:


Staff at Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership undertake a limited number of talks each year explaining the work we carry out within the Valley.  If you are interested in a member of our staff giving a talk please contact us direct to discuss possibilities.


Local groups offering educational information or opportunities

Cove Brook Greenway Group

Schools and groups can arrange to use group equipment such as dipping nets, grass nets, magnifiers and indentification charts. Their field centre is a Blunden Hall in Farnborough and is also available by arrangement. There are also two publications available:

  • Exploring Rivers and Streams
    This is a cross circular study pack for Key Stages 2 and 3, based on Cove Brook and produced by Hampshire County Council. All schools should have a copy.
  • Birchbrook Education Pack
    This has projects based on Birchbrook Reserve and the group supply it free to teachers and leaders. Contact Cove Brook Greenway Group direct for the pack.

Rowhill Nature Reserve Society

Education is the second part of Rowhill’s Society remit for managing Rowhill Nature Reserve: “for conservation, education and relaxation”.

Schools and various childrens and adult groups book visits to the Reserve, particularly during the summer and autumn terms. Contact the Rowhill Nature Reserve Society direct for information. Volunteers will help to plan visits and assist on the day. For bookings and general enquries please ring 01252 319749.