Falmouth Aquarium's learning link-up with schools and seaweed talk - TONIGHT
Falmouth Aquarium has issued an open invitation to all teachers for a free personal tour marking the start of their new educational programme. It will also host a talk on edible seaweed this evening.
The aquarium is working with the Marine Stewardship Council to provide lessons on sustainable fishing practices and how we can all protect the future of fish, fishing communities and the environment.
Their course is linked to topics in the science and geography curriculum and offers pupils the chance to experience a day in the life of a fisherman, as well as learning where their fish comes from.
Johanna Pope, from the aquarium, said: “The future belongs to the children, and nowhere is this more important than when it comes to the future of the environment and the world's oceans.
“Unless the ways we treat our oceans improve, then stocks of all species currently fished for food are predicted to collapse by 2040, according to the WWF and the United Nations. Today’s primary and secondary students are our future, so teaching our young students the importance of taking care of our oceans is a necessity.”
Teachers can claim their free personal tour by emailing Johanna at email@example.com.
Tonight meanwhile, seaweed forager Rory MacPhee will be on hand to give a talk on what he describes as a "sea vegetable".
Rory became the first person in England to be granted a licence for harvesting and selling seaweed last year.
He dries the marine algae before grinding it into a powder and selling it as food.
As well as a talk on this unusual foodstuff, Rory will also host a raffle and give audience members the chance to taste some seaweed.
Tickets are priced at £4 per adult and £3 for students and senior citizens. They are available on the door, which opens at 6pm.