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 email@example.com or Katie on firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to visit the SAMARCH website for more details on the EU Interreg project!
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
#BSW22 #Science #Outreach #Publicengagment #Familysciencefair #Dorset
Wildlife conservation day seeks to spread awareness about persevering and protecting the natural world and its inhabitants
Today were are showcasing the fascinating Atlantic salmon. Atlantic salmon spend most of its life at sea, but makes an epic journey back to the river or stream they were born in.
Atlantic salmon feed on different species when they live in freshwater and when they are out at sea.
Try our colouring sheet and see if you can match the species with the drawing!
SAMARCH featured at the first ever Science Festival in Weymouth (Dorset, UK)! Genoveva Esteban and Katie Thompson from Bournemouth University ran an interactive activity on the life cycle of the Atlantic Salmon at the spectacular location: The Nothe Fort. They were delighted with the turnout and look forward to more face-to-face events to showcase SAMARCH. If you have any questions, please email Genoveva on email@example.com or Katie on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to 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 email@example.com or Genoveva on firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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.
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 🙂