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Science Week At Blue Reef

March 8, 2013

Students from Cornwall College Newquay will be collaborating with Blue Reef Aquarium to deliver a range of fun and interactive activities for National Science and Engineering week, aimed at all the family. Throughout the week of the 15th -24th March, an assortment of activities will take place throughout Blue Reef Aquarium’s different marine sections, adding to the experience of a dazzling undersea safari.

Lily Moffatt, Wildlife Education and Media Foundation Degree student explains more about the event: “Each year National Science and Engineering Week aims to highlight how the sciences, technology, engineering and maths relate to our everyday lives. It crucially helps to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with fun, interactive events and activities throughout different organisations across the UK. The theme for the activities at Blue Reef Aquarium is Invention and Discovery.”

Visitors to Blue Reef Aquarium between 15th – 24th March will be able to take part in fun activities and games such as: sea shanty singing, counting  flatfish,  an aquamon card trail, smells of the Amazon, a mini science lab and eco jenga.

Lily continues: “We would love to see as many people there as possible, so come along and explore with us.”

Blue Reef’s Jenni Smith said: “It’s fantastic to see the enthusiasm and in ingenuity of the students’ work and it will definitely add an exciting new dimension to the visitor experience. The really impressive thing is they are communicating key scientific principles in a fun and entertaining way,” she added.

Andrew Smart, head of Cornwall College Newquay said: “Our students work closely with Blue Reef Aquarium as part of their course. Having partners like this really gives our students hands on experience and provides them with skills they can carry through to employment.”