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Canal & River Explorers

The Canal & River Trust looks after most of the canals and rivers in England and Wales. Explorers has been designed to help you discover them while having lots of FUN! 

Our Education Volunteers lead inspiring visits to key waterside destinations across the UK, as well as in-school visits. 21 of our sites have been awarded the Quality Badge for Learning Outside the Classroom. All activities are linked to the national curriculum and are highly regarded by teachers.

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To accompany our activities, we have a range of free learning resources available to download from our website. These include lesson plans, activity sheets and topic packs, enabling you to teach children about canals and rivers in the classroom. They cover many different areas of the curriculum, from Science to Art.

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WIN a canal habitat for your school!

Entries to our Corridor for Nature competition are now closed. Competition packs will be sent out at the end of December, in time for the new term. Good luck to all the schools that entered!

If you missed out on the competition, don't worry! You can still teach children about canals and rivers using our free online resources.

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