What are you doing on Monday? Do you have any plans for yourself and your children? I have an idea for you! The Ocean Conservation Trust is running free fun and educational activities on Monday 8 June in support of World Oceans Day.
Whilst the National Marine Aquarium has been closed during lockdown, the team have been working hard behind the scenes making plans to celebrate World Oceans Day on 8 June, through free online educational activities and events throughout the day that family, friends and the general community can come together and enjoy. World Ocean Youth Ambassador, Summer Snell, will also be on hand to answer all things Ocean!
9:15am – The team will be live from the fantastic aquarium facility starting the day off with a spot of rock-pooling. Watch via the Ocean Conservation Trust’s Facebook Page.
10:30am – Inky Intrigue – Squid Dissection – During this session, the team will be exploring the body shape and internal structures of these amazing animals. This is a superb opportunity to watch a live dissection, learn all about interesting molluscs, and complete scientific drawings. Watch via YouTube link on WODFS website.
11am – Shark and Turtle Feed – Join the Ocean Discovery Rangers at the top of the UK’s largest exhibit, who will be feeding all the amazing animals, from the huge Sand Tiger sharks, to the aquarium’s cheeky Green Turtle. Watch via the National Marine Aquarium Facebook Page.
1pm – Time to get creative! This is the ‘Habihats Create Challenge’. The team asks that everyone involved wear a fabulous ocean-inspired hat! Viewers can watch the short instruction video and some of the tank footage to pick a habitat, then gather together craft materials and get involved. Viewers will be encouraged to explore Ocean textures, colours, 3D elements, and stunning creature drawings to make the most spectacular World Ocean Day accessory. Watch via YouTube link on WODFS website.
2pm – Finishing a day of celebration with a World Oceans Day Dive Show LIVE, viewers can chat to the divers about the exhibit, maybe even whilst they divers are actually underwater! Watch via National Marine Aquarium’s Facebook Page.
For more information: https://oceanconservationtrust.org/think-ocean/world-ocean-day-2020/
The NMA is proud to be working with other amazing Ocean organisations to make this year’s World Ocean Day for Schools one to remember. Educational and schooling worksheets, and further info on what other organisations are getting up to can be found here: https://worldoceanday.school/ The Online Learning Portal has lots of resources and activities available for those trying to home school or those who want to connect with the Ocean from home, not just for World Oceans Day but beyond.
If you get involved, have a great time! It looks like so much fun!
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