Education


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Our free educational activities are designed to help young people to develop their knowledge and understanding of flooding and the aquatic environment. Learning about the challenges faced by our lowland landscape and the responses needed to manage water in our changing climate.

Key Stage 4 & 5 Resources


In collaboration with LEAF Education, ADA has produced a range of geography curriculum resources for secondary school and sixth form pupils to help them to explore flood risk management across lowland Britain.

Flooding is often in the news in the UK, making it a topical issue that many students can relate to. We hope our resources on Countryside Classroom can enable young people to get out and visit our members and learn about their role in reducing flood risk. Doing so will help students to:

  • understand processes within the physical environment,
  • analyse evidence that describes the risk,
  • evaluate the various impacts of different approaches to managing flooding,
  • be able to consider the best way to respond to flooding in different circumstances.

Thank you to the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium, Lower Severn IDB, Alcester Grammar School, Lincolnshire IDBs and Lincolnshire County Council for helping to support this educational project.

Education Ambassador Training | 28 April 2022

Click on the images below to find these resources on Countryside Classroom


Would you like to take your students to meet a real professional involved in flood management? The materials in this resource will provide everything you need to make contact with a water management ambassador who can give your students a valuable insight into flood management strategies. Begin by looking at the Field Visit Pack and corresponding worksheets, then use the contact list to find your local drainage ambassador and use the risk assessment to start planning your trip.

Use the materials in this resource to help your KS4 and 5 geography students understand the causes, effects and latest strategies being used to manage flooding in the Fenlands. In addition learn about the range of organisations and how they all work together to manage water levels in the Fenlands drainage basin.

Use the materials in this resource to help your KS4 and 5 geography students understand the causes, effects and latest strategies to manage flooding in the Somerset Levels. In addition learn about the range of organisations and how they all work together to manage water levels in the drainage basin.

Get involved


There are many ways for ADA’s members to get involved in helping young people learn more about flood management and their local water environment.

Why not:

•    visit a local school,

•    host a visit to a pumping station,

•    exhibit at a local public event,

•    hold an open day, or

•    organise a guided walk.

Engagement tools

Engagement tools

Host a visit

Host a visit

Become an Ambassador

Become an Ambassador

Register a place to visit

Register a place to visit