SOWW Events

Find out about upcoming Saving Oxford’s Wetland Wildlife events

Upcoming Events:

School Workshops

Autumn/Winter 2021-22


Free freshwater monitoring workshops for Key Stage 2 pupils

We are offering primary schools in Oxford a free half-day workshop, designed to support a number of areas highlighted in the Primary education national curriculum including:

  • Living things and their environment
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Working scientifically.

We will use the latest eDNA testing kits to enable pupils to identify record and learn about the species living in their local pond or waterway. Each child will also have the opportunity to use quick test kits to test water for pollution (nitrate and phosphate).

The half-day workshop includes:

  1. Introduction to ponds, waterways and wildlife
  2. Practical hands on eDNA and water quality testing
  3. Colouring in a wildlife pond
  4. Reporting our findings

The workshop requires your school to have a pond or stream that can be tested for eDNA. Although we may be able to work around this if you are keen to take part but don’t have a pond/stream (we could bring a water sample from a local waterbody that we can test). 

We are running these workshops at schools in Oxford between September and February 2022. If your school is interested in taking part in this FREE educational workshop, or you have any further questions, please contact Francesca Dunn.

Please email Francesca Dunn to arrange a workshop at your school.



Oxford City Waterblitz

Clean water, free from nutrient pollution, is one of the most important drivers for healthy freshwater habitats. You can use our free, quick and simple water quality kits to help us map water quality around Oxford. 

The kits measure the nitrate and phosphate levels – two widespread pollutants that can cause severe detriment to wildlife. We are particularly keen to engage with schools and community groups, but anyone is welcome to take part.

Email to find out more and order some water quality kits.

Saving Oxford’s Wetland Wildlife Oxford WaterBlitz form

Enter your results from the Clean Water for Wildlife Survey. You’ll need to fill in a new form for every waterbody you have sampled.

Clean Water for Wildlife Survey Results

Click HERE to enter your results