FIRE Lab Kids Info for Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers

FIRE Lab Kids provides a safe place for young people to play as they learn about fresh waters and the research that our lab is involved in. On this site, you will find books, activities, and games of various skill levels aimed at young people between the ages of 5 and 14.

Shout Trout Workout is a lyric poem, comic, and music video for 8-14-year-olds that is designed to entertain, engage, and enrich learning about migratory fishes and aquatic environments.

Jac’s River Adventure is a short poetic story about a dog named Jac and her adventure along the River Tawe that flows in South Wales, United Kingdom. The Jac’s River Adventure is available for download as a .pdf and is now also available in a printed version. The Welsh translation is also coming soon in late 2020!

There are activities linked with Jac’s River Adventure that can be downloaded as .pdfs and used as writing and drawing prompts to lead young people in discussions and creative sessions about what lives (or doesn’t) in rivers near them or far away.

The Your Local River – lead your own river adventure – an activity that can be lead by young people outside or online using digital platforms such as Google Earth. We have shared several videos on this page, including a video sharing one way that young people can access Google Earth and create their own adventure and map of a river through that platform.

The Your Artworks Gallery displays completed activities and artworks shared by young FIRE Lab Kids team members from around the world! See what others have created and shared about rivers they know, visit, or would like to visit someday!

We encourage you to check back to this site often as new stories and activities are being developed and posted frequently. We’ll provide updates about new and frequently accessed materials as they become available.

Thank you! May the fish be with you!