BART are excited to announce that we have received funding to run our LoCATE (Local Community Action Through Education) Project in Frome, Somerset, thanks to a grant from the Michael Samuel Charitable Trust, managed by the Somerset Community Foundation.

Working with schools, Parish Councils, and local communities throughout and surrounding Frome, the project aims to:

  • Help people to LoCATE their nearest river or stream and show how important it is to society.
  • Provide education about the stream and its challenges and opportunities to local communities.
  • Provide help and advice to those communities as to how these challenges can be met.

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As part of this project we will be running a series of litter picks, Yellowfish anti-pollution events and guided walks, plus more to follow. Keep visiting our website and social media pages for updates on this project and do let us know if your group or organisation would like to get involved!

Teaching children about the natural world is not just a nice thing to do – it is vital for the future of our children and the future of all life. Children are naturally curious and open to learning about nature, but in an increasingly urban society we often need to consciously create opportunities to help children bond with nature and learn about the environment.