Scores of ideas for preventing ever greater damage to the environment poured in during our Spring Greens Fair School Workshops and kept flowing through the two public open days that followed.
Rosie made this suggestion for a poster (left) which we’ve adapted and shared @Worldof_Water .
Workshops leaders from World of Water, The Royal Forestry Society and Green Schools Project worked together with six schools and a group of home educated pupils, over two days, to introduce the eco-themes of Spring Greens Fair
One of the themes covered the need to keep waste and pollution out of ponds, lakes, streams, aquifers, rivers and the ocean. Rosie spent her time designing and illustrating this poster idea for World of Water during the day open to the public and everyone loves the message as it appeals to a wide age group in a very crisp manner.
Thank you Rosie for really making a difference to our day and we will regularly use your design on @Worldof_Water and at future schools workshops.
Following research at the British Library as to the most appropriate sort of museum to sit alongside ponds and the fish hatchery tanks, we themed the museum, in part, on the works of Frank Buckland (1826-1880) and J.J. Armistead.
Frank Buckland first started his ‘Museum of Economic Fish Culture’ in London in 1863 around a working fish hatching facility close to the site of the South Kensington Museum, London, and J.J. Armistead opened the World’s first School of Fish Culture in Cumberland, 1868.
Sadly, my research found that Buckland’s museum collection had been badly damage in storage during WW1 but thankfully, some items loaned to the museum had been moved out of London and returned to their owners. The hunt was on!
With the collection’s own card index (image example below) to guide and inform, I found exhibits at Arlington Mill Museum, Bibury Trout Farm and a collection of beautifully painted fish casts at the Scottish Fisheries Museum.
To read Frank Buckland’s book digitally, on archive.org click here
(A reference copy of this hardback book is in the World of Water library)