Family Science Fair 2022

We are excited to announce that on Sunday 13th March 2022 we will be hosting the second Family Science Fair in Dorchester. We are delighted to be able to host our first in person event in Dorchester since 2019, and we can’t wait to show you what we have planned.

Come and join us and talk to real scientists! There will be a range of interactive activities for all the family to get involved in. This includes host stands looking at microscopic life, wildlife conservation, electrical brain activities, local natural history and much more.

A free event, aimed at children aged 4 plus, but with something for people of all ages to enjoy. Everyone is welcome.

We will be running two slots: 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. Booking is essential for both events. For more information visit dorsetmuseum.org/event/family-science-fair

If you have any further questions, please contact us via email: Genoveva Esteban gesteban@bournemouth.ac.uk or Katie Thompson thompsonk@bournemouth.ac.uk.

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Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots programme and SAMARCH

Last week, Genoveva Esteban and Katie Thompson from SAMARCH hosted two workshops for school children, showcasing SAMARCH research. This was their first workshop as part of Bournemouth University and the Jane Goodall Institute Roots and Shoots programme. Their virtual workshop incorporated a talk on facts about Atlantic salmon, recent research, and interactive elements for the children to get involved in. Their presentation also doubled up as an activity workbook for children to work on from home.

For any questions about the event, or if you are interested in this activity for your school, please contact Katie via email: thompsonk@bournemouth.ac.uk

Atlantic Salmon Activity Sheet Answers

Here are the answers for the our ‘World Ocean Day 2020’ colouring sheet:

The figure has been adapted from:

Kryvi, H., Rusten, I., Fjelldal, P.G., Nordvik, K., Totland, G.K., Karlsen, T., Wiig, H. and Long Jr, J.H., 2017. The notochord in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) undergoes profound morphological and mechanical changes during development. Journal of anatomy, 231(5), pp.639-654.

World Ocean Day 2020

Happy #WorldOceanDay, a day to celebrate our wonderful oceans and all the biodiversity that calls the ocean their home. Our oceans are so diverse, but we would like to focus on a fascinating species today:The Atlantic Salmon! Have a go at our poster, where you can learn the life cycle of the salmon and colour them in! Please share any completed activity sheets with us (drop us a message!) We love to hear from you 🙂