Upstream Battle Education Programme - What's coming up?

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Register to take part in our source to sea Career-long Professional Learning programme. Register for this free CLPL, designed to provide the tools and resources for educators to use source to sea litter as a context for nurturing STEM learning. At this time, the CLPL is open for exclusively West Partnership establishments.


Get involved in Young Reporters for the Environment as part of Upstream Battle on the Clyde. Spread the message about environmental issues, by being part of this media skills activity using marine litter and the Clyde as the context to develop research, presentation and reporting skills. Find out more about Young Reporters for the Environment programme.

Over the summer

Download our activity sheets packed with puzzles, activities and ways to get younger ages thinking about the impact of source to sea litter. We have sheets for the River Clyde and River Tay, as well as a Riverside Walk Scavanger Hunt that can be done next time out and about near any waterway.

Take photos of the sheets in use and tag us on socials to be in with a chance of winning a prize!


Begin research for Young Reporters for the Environment: decide on the topic, get out and start investigating. Use our online resources to get to grips with the media techniques and work with Upstream Battle Anchor Groups to gather evidence.

From August 2022

Get involved in our #Source2Sea Week of Action from 3 - 11 September. With both in-person and online events and activities to get involved in, learn more about source to sea litter and what you can do to help tackle the issue. We have a dedicated page on the website for all the information.


Career-long Professional Learning programme commences. A series of twilight training sessions will cover topics including source to sea litter, Learning for Sustainability and Circular Economy to engage young people in STEM. The welcome event will give participants chance to network with other STEM leaders and introduce key topics of the programme including LfS and the SDGs. A range of guest presenters will give context for source to sea litter education.

w/b 19th September. Details will be sent out to registered participants.


STEM the Flow, to stop Source to Sea litter. Take part in this engineering-based design challenge where P6/7 - S3 students will research and develop ideas to either tackle litter already in the River Clyde or design ways to prevent it from entering watercourses. The programme will involve workshops and mentor sessions for students, led by industry professionals.

The challenge will be launched in October. Register to take part and book onto workshops.

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