Celebrating the Skell Valley Project

The Skell Valley Project celebration took place at Hell Wath Nature Reserve near Ripon, North Yorkshire, on Saturday 11th September.

Project partners, including the National Trust and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), were on hand to talk to visitors about the project and local community groups led a range of engaging and interactive activities for all ages.

JBA Trust attended the event with our augmented reality sandbox. Andy Evans and Alex McDonald demonstrated the sandbox to visitors to show how topography affects the movement of water in a catchment.

Andy commented “The event was well attended by both locals and project partners. The sandbox was a particular success with children, who clearly picked up a lot of land management tips and spent a good deal of time carefully crafting flood reducing landscapes. Many of the visitors were interested to find out how the sandbox works, as well as learning how flood risk modelling can be used to help identify and mitigate flood risk.”