Education Blog – March 2017

Throughout February and March the NLH education team have been working with the fabulous Nina of Nina Constable Media to capture footage for a series of lobster films. Far from getting our glam on, we have ditched the stereotypical shades and lippy in favour of wellies and fisherman’s yellows for our leading ladies and lush lobster lads!

The films will feature various marine and fisheries topics, including sustainable fishing, the environmental impacts of different fishing methods, fisheries management and marine wildlife protection. The aim is to empower seafood consumers with greater knowledge so that they can make more informed, sustainable purchasing choices. By making this information available in video form it will be accessible to a far wider audience so our important messages will have an even greater reach.

The NLH Education team has also been continuing to deliver visits to schools and other institutions. This month we were received by very excited students from Nanstallon Primary and a fantastic audience at Hayle U3A. We also hosted an MSc sustainability group from the Eden Project at the hatchery which was extremely well received.

Children from Nanstallon Primary met some of our little lobster larvae at different life stages as part of their learning theme on lifecycles. Following on from their visit from ‘Team Lobster’ the class continued to investigate lobster themes as part of their independent learning, producing some excellent work, copies of which now form part of a display in the Hatchery Visitor Centre.

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