John Muir Schools' Award
We've teamed up with the John Muir Trust to offer an exciting new school accreditation - the John Muir Schools' Award.
Canal & River Challenge Badge
A badge syllabus full of waterway themed activities, suitable for Girlguiding and Scouting groups.
Visit with your family
Find a place to visit with your family.
Water safety activity booklets
Latest news from Explorers
13 February 2019
Our newest education site, Marple Locks is now accepting bookings for free school trips.
18 October 2018
Our brand new resources contain lesson plans, activities and games to help youngsters wise up on water safety from the classroom, so that they can enjoy the waterways safely.
6 September 2018
From 8th - 11th October, we're inviting primary schools to a free habitats session at Foxton Locks.
20 August 2018
Waterways Wednesdays at Etruria are back! Your class will take a stroll along the towpath to learn how locks work, step back in time meeting characters from Etruria Flint Mill and go onboard a real Heritage Boat to learn how boating families lived and worked on the canals.
19 July 2018
A group of schoolchildren from Walsall have enjoyed a special boat trip on Birmingham’s world famous canals after winning the experience in a Canal Literacy Competition run by the Canal & River Trust.
29 May 2018
Grewelthorpe CE Primary School celebrated the grand opening of their new habitat garden, which they won in our Corridor for Nature competition last year.
25 April 2018
Science Week was a busy week for Education Volunteers and pupils alike!
15 February 2018
Office workers were left bemused last week, as children from Cottingley Primary School in Leeds took over the board room and added some sparkle to an otherwise ordinary Friday behind a desk!
22 November 2017
Our brand new learning resource, 'Number 1', is a fantastic way for schools to reflectively engage with our waterways, whilst learning techniques that promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
3 October 2017
Five new education volunteers have been busy inspiring children about waterway habitats, at a recent Countryside Live event.