First and Second Level

Surviving and Growing

Learning Level: First (P2-4)
Time: 1.5 hours

Beyond the crashing waves there is an underwater world full of living things struggling to survive. During this programme pupils will encounter the marine life that lives in the waters of the Moray Firth and discover how different species begin life, grow and develop, before solving the fishy food chain game.

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Seashore to Sea Floor

Learning Level: First and Second (P2-7)
Time: 1.5 – 2 hours

Take a voyage through the underwater habitats from coasts, rocky shores, through the thriving kelp forests and down to the sea floor. Pupils will gain an insight into the immense diversity of our local marine life and the challenges that plants and animals face living in this environment.

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From Sea to Plate

Learning Level: Second and Third (P5-S3)
Time: 2 hours

For centuries the sea has been a vital source of food for people, who have harvested its resources – from seaweed to shellfish. Seafood has an important role in a healthy diet. During this programme, pupils will learn about the local marine species that are consume before viewing a presentation demonstrating the journey our sea food makes from beneath the waves to our plates.

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Conserving the Marine Environment

Learning Level: Second and Third (P5-S3)
Time: 2 hours

Pupils will discover the diversity of species living in our local seas and the challenges they face in an environment heavily affected by human demands. A digital slideshow presentation will highlight the measures that humans have put in place to protect the marine environment and what individuals can do to help make a difference.

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Exploring the Seashore

In partnership with Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service

Learning Level: Early, First and Second (3 years to P7)
Time: 1.5 hours

Why not extend your aquarium experience and get outdoors to explore our local beach? Aberdeenshire Council Rangers will help pupils enjoy and discover many different seashore critters on the beautiful sandy beach and rocky shore at Banff Links. Visits are organised during low tides so please call in advance.

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