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Diary of Events

ABOUT ARMI WORKSHOPS

ARMI is a citizen science initiative that facilitates regular monitoring of river water quality by trained volunteer monitors at river sites across the UK. Our work complements the more detailed work carried out by the UK environmental Agencies; the Environment Agency (EA), the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Wales and Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

The one day ARMI workshop provides standardised training in health & Safety, biosecurity, site selection, sampling methodology and equipment, identification and recording of the 8 ARMI target invertebrate groups, acute pollution detection and reporting.

It is important to attend this course if you want to carry out ARMI on your local waterway, in conjunction with your local ARMI group and EA ecology contact.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

The last ARMI workshops of the season have been delivered. We wish to thank all our partners and volunteers for an excellent year. 

Please check back next Spring when the workshops will start running again. In the meantime you can register your interest by emailing Ben Fitch via 

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OTHER EVENTS

 These events are inspired by rivers and freshwater habitats. Many of the organisations featured here are our partners. 

Brilliant Beavers

November 10th from 2-4pm at Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in Grangemouth

Learn all about this iconic keystone species and the brilliant work that they do. 

For more details please see the website here.

 Wings, Skies and Water

 Artist Beth Jenkins is holding a free drop in event at Slimbridge Wetland Centre as part of their Slimbridge 2020 project. 

Try lino printing and creating your own hand carved stamp, inspired by the magnificient migratory birds at Slimbridge. 

Mon 12th Nov- Sun 18th Nov. For full details please click here.

 Illuminated River

 Royal Festival Hall, daily from 8th Nov from 10am- 10pm

An ambitious public art project that uses stunning lght- art installations to showcase the Thames' bridges. 

For full details please see here.

If you know of any events you'd like to see posted here, please contact Alex via 

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RIVERFLY COURSES

Are you an Anglers’ Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) Participant who is keen to further your freshwater invertebrate skills and knowledge?

The Riverfly Partnership host, the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) offers a range of courses that can help you do just that. 

The Entomology for Anglers (EfA) courses are designed to link freshwater invertebrate identification skills with angling observation and execution skills. Participants can progress through EfA levels 1-3, one after the other, developing larval identification beyond ARMI and introducing adult identification, and, covering fly-tying tips and information from Stuart Crofts and Andrew Dixon. As the course title suggests, EfA levels 1-3 offers knowledge and skills development for anglers and non-anglers alike.

The Sampling and Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates two-day course involves the collection and identification of aquatic invertebrates from running water habitats, features sampling methods, bankside sorting and lab-based identification, and, is a natural progression after completion of EfA levels 1, 2 and 3 or Riverfly ARMI training.

The Entomology for Anglers and Sampling and Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates courses have already run for this year.  They tend to take place in June. Details are available on the FBA website. 

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Riverfly Partnership (RP) events, talks and Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initaitive (ARMI) workshops are listed here.

Riverfly events and courses held by RP partner organisations are also listed. The Riverfly Partnership holds no responsibility for partner events and courses.