Education Blog July 2016

Summer is well and truly here at the lobster hatchery, and the education team have been busy in the run up to the school holidays!

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Year 4 children at Landewenack Primary enjoy a lesson on sustainable fishing with fish ID and classification !

During visits to schools in the Lizard area, our topics of sustainable fishing, fish identification and classification, and lobster lifecycles proved consistently popular and received with great enthusiasm from the children.

We spoke to three classes of year 6 leavers from Penryn Primary school as part of a programme promoting careers in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM). Children will choose from STEM topics to complete a poster project, with many, drawing inspiration from their Lobster lesson to focus on marine topics, including marine pollution and climate change.

‘Team lobster’ are gearing up towards a busy programme of events over the summer season. We had a fantastic time talking all things lobster as part of the Lundy Bay Bioblitz, held near Polzeath. The event involved surveying all life found at the site over a 24 hour period, and hatchery staff got involved with an unusual night rock pooling session which recorded an adult lobster living in a rockpool!

Forthcoming events include a day of foraging, feasting and beach games at Port Gaverne on 5th August, and the brand new Padstow Seafood and Beer festival due to make its debut on 13th August!

See our website for more details on how you can get involved: EVENTS

Featured image: The National Lobster Hatchery joined National Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the Marine Conservation Society and a host of others as part of the Lundy Bay Bioblitz surveys

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