In March this year, SAMARCH featured at the Family Science Fair at the Dorset Museum in Dorchester as part of British Science Week. Genoveva Esteban, Katie Thompson and students from Bournemouth University ran interactive activities on the life cycle of Atlantic salmon and showed participants how to determine the age of a fish! There was a fantastic turnout and involvement (interaction with >1,000 people!) from all visitors. If you want to know more or take part in next year’s event, please email Genoveva on firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie on email@example.com. Don’t forget to visit the SAMARCH website for more details on the EU Interreg project!
On the 3rd October, Genoveva Esteban and Katie Thompson from the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences and the Interreg EU-funded project SAMARCH (http://theceesresearchgroups.org/samarch) took part in the first ever Weymouth Family Science Festival. They ran three interactive activities at the spectacular location: The Nothe Fort. These included learning about insects, the wonderful life cycle of the Atlantic Salmon as well as the microbial world. They were delighted with the turnout and look forward to more face-to-face events. If you have any questions, please email Katie on firstname.lastname@example.org or Genoveva on email@example.com
- African elephants eat both trees and grasses.
- I cover myself in mud and dust to keep my skin protected from the sun – the mud asks like a sunscreen!
- A matriarch
- I am endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Africa
- I grow to about 1.5 m (4.9 ft) tall
- I am a herbivore, and I feed on tree leaves, buds, grasses, ferns, fruit and fungi
- I vary in length, from 200 to 390 cm depending on my sex
- I can be found across different countries in Asia
- I am a solitary animal which means I like living on my own. However, tiger cubs stay with their mother for about two years before becoming independent
- My diet consists of mainly fruit and sometimes leaves
- I can now only be found in parts of Borneo and Sumatra
- I can grow up about 75 kg
- I can be found in Asia and Africa
- I am insectivorous which means I eat ants and termites
- I am a nocturnal animal
- Small salmon (juveniles) eat tiny invertebrates, but as I mature, I occasionally eat other small fish
- My journey to the sea and back is very dangerous, as there are lots of predators who like to eat me
- I can grow up to 1.5 m (6 ft) long!
- I have a huge range due to the migrations that I take part it. You can find me all over the world in the oceans!
- My diet consists almost exclusively of krill
- I can reach a massive 30 metres in length!
- I can be found in the North Pacific Ocean
- I can weigh up to 45 kg, which makes me the heaviest member of the weasel family
- I love living in groups
- I am an opportunist omnivore, which means I eat what I can find. Because I am a bit slow and clumsy, I mainly feed on plant material
- I can be found across in the oceans within the southern hemisphere
- There are lots of different species of my, which can grow from 10 cm in length to a huge 2.7 m!
- I am herbivore, and I eat over 60 different freshwater and saltwater plants
- I inhabit shallow, marshy coastal rivers of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, the Amazon basin, and West Africa
- I can grow up to 4 metres in length!
Genoveva Esteban and Katie Thompson are excited to announce the launch of a new website, Snapshot Science. They developed this website to virtually showcase the fantastic work of staff and students within the Life and Environmental Science Department (LES) in SciTech. They are will also use this platform as part of a public engagement and outreach event on 9th March 2021 during the British Science Week 2021 along with the WildlifeCraftClub. You can follow The Wessex Portal to keep updated on this new project…and give us a like on Facebook!
Thank you to LES staff and students that contributed to the website.
Promoting Scientific Knowledge and Understanding at Bournemouth University and beyond!
Within Bournemouth University’s Department of Life & Environmental Sciences, students and staff work in partnership to collaborate new knowledge and understanding in many ways, including placements, research assistantships, conference participation and outreach events.
We often collaborate with professional practitioners and this fusion fosters potential for the work having immediate practical benefits as well as being an inspiring way to learn. A new website development showcases this collaboration work and allows you to look at the work the university does and be able to connect with the people involved.