Third and Fourth Level
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.
Rocky Shore Ecology
Learning Level: Third, Fourth and Senior (S1 – S6)
Time: 4 hours
Students will visit a rocky shore and use biological sampling techniques to collect and record data on the diversity and distribution patterns of rocky shore dwellers. The students will conduct a line transect and quadrat sampling and will identify plants and animals using keys. The practical exercise will be followed by a tour of the aquarium, including a discussion on the expected beach survey results and the factors influencing the distribution of intertidal species.