Wednesday, 23 October 2013

"Marine Magic" on the Isle of Skye

Scottish Sea Champions and the RSPB joined forces to meet up with children on the Isle of Skye inspiring them about Scotland's magical marine life.

In several 45 minute workshops, children listened to the journey of the leatherback turtle to Scottish waters where they also learned about the threats turtles face along the way. Meanwhile, teachers learned about ways in which the schools can take action through adopting angling litter bins and taking part in Beachwatch beach cleans and litter surveys.

Next up was the "Litter Timeline" activity where children learned about litter degradation times, a "Forensic Trail" where the children became nature detectives to solve a case of turtle nest predation, and a seashore "Touch Table" where children could look up close at some of the more unusual things we find on our beaches.

By the end of the four days, 650 children had taken part from 24 schools! Phew. 

These are great activities to run for 4-12 year olds. Get in touch with your Volunteer Coordinator for support if you are interested in running any of these activities.

Learning about the incredible journey of the Leatherback turtle to Scottish waters


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