Wildlife Weekend

Wildlife Weekend

2nd & 3rd July 2016

All weekend we will be joined by local wildlife experts to help us make the most of nature in our back yard.

Take part in family beach school with Outdoor Woodland Learning, take a rock pool ramble with Aberdeenshire Rangers, join Whale and Dolphin Conservation to watch for dolphins and marine mammals, or play with ‘Van Cam’ to learn about remote wild life filming. You can even see how drones are used to view wildlife and landscapes from above. Take a boat trip to Troup Head, discover coastal plants and why moths matter. Find out if worms are really aliens or how exotic animals can end up in unlikely places.

There is something for every nature enthusiast in the family so don’t miss it!

All this for your normal aquarium admission ticket*

Advance booking essential for the family beach school workshops and boat trips.

* Additional costs for boat trips

Saturday 2nd July

All Day – Van Cam
Join a wildlife camera man as he demonstrates how to capture footage of animals in remote locations.

All Day – Family Beach School
Spend some time by the beach, cook on an open fire, make a beachy craft and play some outdoor games. Places are limited, advance booking is essential, call 01261 833369.

11.45am – Touch Pool Talk
Hands on fun with starfish, crabs and urchins! 

12.30pm – Harbour Animals’ Feed
Lunch time for the aquarium’s harbour tank animals.

1pm – Salt Loving Plants
Join an expert from North East Scotland Biological Records Centre and explore the shore for unusual flora. Prizes for the best plant hunters!

1.15pm – Live from Troup Head
Zoom in on the seabirds at Troup Head with our remote camera and watch this year’s brood on the cliff top.

2-4pm – How did you get here?
Discover some wildlife that has turned up in our country unexpectedly. Animates will be displaying examples of animals that have been confiscated by UK Customs, including a live tortoise and snake.

From 2pm – Dive Show
Watch the divers feed the fish in the aquarium’s kelp reef exhibit.

2.45pm – Touch Pool Talk
More hands on fun at the touch pools!

3-4.30 – Rumble on the Rocks
Take a trip down to the beach with Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Jodie and explore the beasties living under rocks, in the weed and swimming in the pools.

3.30pm – Jellyfish and Anemone Feed
They don’t move much but anemones are amazing! See how they eat and learn about the lives of their jellyfish cousins.

4.15pm – Pipefish and Seahorse Talk
Watch these fascinating fish as they feed and see the newly arrived spiny seahorses.

Sunday 3rd July

All Day – Deveron FM
Local radio station Deveron FM will be broadcasting live from the aquarium and entertaining guests with music and inflatables.

All Day – The Sky’s the Limit!
Find out about the technology that we use to catch images of our landscape and wildlife from above. A specialist team will be demonstrating drones and cameras that let us view those hard to reach wild places. 

11.45am – Touch Pool Talk
Hands on fun with starfish, crabs and urchins!

12.30pm – Estuary Animals’ Feed
Feeding time for the salmon and other fish found in the estuaries around the North East.

12 noon-2pm – How did you get here?
Discover some wildlife that has turned up in our country unexpectedly. Animates will be displaying examples of animals that have been confiscated by UK Customs, including a live tortoise and snake.

1pm – Catching Wildlife on Camera
A guest speaker will talk about catching animals on camera whilst they are out and about behaving naturally

1.15pm – Live from Troup Head
Zoom in on the seabirds at Troup Head with our remote camera and watch this year’s brood on the cliff top.

From 2pm – Dive Show
Watch the divers feed the fish in the aquarium’s kelp reef exhibit.

2.45pm – Touch Pool Talk
More hands on fun at the touch pools!

3.15pm – Orcas in the Firth
Guest speaker will talk about visiting orcas in the Moray Firth

3.30pm – Octopus Feed
Watch this amazing predator find and eat its food.

4.15pm – Rock Pool Feed
Feeding time for the little rock pool fish.

Posted on June 28, 2016

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