Educational Resources

The Wonderful World of Watercress

The Wonderful World of Watercress

The Wonderful World of Watercress booklet was launched In May 2012 at the Watercress Festival in Alresford. The booklet is a result of a joint collaboration between the University of Winchester and the Vitacress Conservation Trust.

The booklet provides ‘everything you never wanted to know about watercress’ and is aimed at primary school children. It shows the story of watercress from how it is grown to how its history is closely linked with the Watercress Line.

Chalk Rivers and Their Wildlife

Created the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and sponsored by The Vitacress Conservation Trust, this video is a great educational aid for teachers or adults looking to teach about the importance of protecting wildlife and looking after our rivers.

In this video you will learn about:

  • Chalk stream facts
  • Plants
  • Invertebrates
  • Water voles, otters and other animals
  • How we look after our rivers

Our Other Activities…

School Visits

School Visits

Children discovered the wonders of the natural environment through up close and personal encounters with mini-beasts and freshwater creatures. 

Riverfly Monitoring Initiative


From river monitoring to supporting wildlife populations including crayfish and tree sparrows, we held many ongoing projects that involved local schools and communities.