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School Visits to Riverwatch

Riverwatch invites pupils to investigate and explore the wonderful wetlands of the Foyle and Carlingford catchments.

The Riverwatch Aquarium captures the journey of the river, the essence of the local environment and the variety of life through aquarium tanks, local video footage and displays.

At Riverwatch there are 7 different local habitats represented in the aquarium tanks which hold a great variety of native species. We have lobster, crabs, starfish, coalfish, blennies and lots of other unusual marine fish and crustaceans in our lough, deep sea and seashore tanks. There are sticklebacks, minnows, roach and other freshwater fish in the lake, river, canal and pond tanks. The tanks are an excellent visual resource and a window to a wonderful underwater world.

Educational activity packs have been developed to help pupils engage and understand these habitats and their inhabitants. The duration of a visit in the centre can vary from 30 mins to 2 hours depending on the age, ability and interests of the group. Visits can be extended by incorporating one of our workshops.  Contact our Education Team for more details.

Child looking at fish tank in Riverwatch Aquarium


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