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Interactive geography day for secondary school pupils

Interactive geography day for secondary school pupils

On Thursday 16th January, JBA Trust and the University of Nottingham delivered an ‘Interactive Geography Day’ for 120 Year 8 pupils at Ermysted’s Grammar School in Skipton.

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Sectional hydraulic flume

Sectional hydraulic flume

This interactive visualisation tool shows how topography affects ‘virtual’ water moving through a catchment. Participants can shape real sand to create their own catchments which are then augmented in real time by a projector to show a coloured elevation map, contour lines and water flow to explore how changes in land use affect flooding.

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Sixth form students learn about flood risk management

Sixth form students learn about flood risk management

On Friday 9th December sixth form students from Priestley College in Warrington visited their local Environment Agency office to learn about flood risk management. JBA Trust supported the event by providing demonstrations of our augmented reality sandbox.

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Primary pupils learn about river structures and flood risk

Primary pupils learn about river structures and flood risk

On Thursday 28th November, JBA Trust visited Grassington Primary School in the Yorkshire Dales where pupils are learning about rivers, with a focus on the local River Wharfe.

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Supporting sixth form career choices

Supporting sixth form career choices

JBA Trust supported a careers event for sixth form geography students at Yarm School in County Durham on Thursday 28th November.

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Sandbox demonstration at university STEM fair

Sandbox demonstration at university STEM fair

Students attending Edge Hill University’s STEM Volunteering and Placement Fair were able to learn about managing flood risk while using JBA Trust’s interactive sandbox.

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Inspiring careers in the environment sector

Inspiring careers in the environment sector

On Wednesday 13th November, Skipton Girls High School held a careers fair for students interested in joining their sixth form. By speaking to businesses and universities, students were able to find out about possible careers and the types of qualifications they need to reach their career goal.

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Supporting community engagement

Supporting community engagement

JBA Trust supported the River Worth Friends community engagement event in Keighley, West Yorkshire on Saturday 9th November.

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Flood and coastal risk management educational resources

Flood and coastal risk management educational resources

JBA Trust has developed a range of freely available educational resources to support learning about flood and coastal risk management.

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Internship: researching links between extreme weather events and climate change

Internship: researching links between extreme weather events and climate change

Julian Shield joined us for five weeks in September 2019 to research Extreme Event Attribution. He found that 40 of the 41 heatwaves investigated between 2011 and 2017 were attributable to climate change.

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