Let's Go to the Seaside! 23rd- 25th March 2018
There are many beautiful beaches on our coastline and, as Spring approaches, we need to get out there and enjoy them! Come along to the aquarium to get top tips on how to make the most of your day on the beach, find seashore critters and even help us clean up our local seashore. All weekend there will be beachy crafts, water chemistry workshops and our inaugural Macduff Rock Stacking challenge - not to be missed!
Friday 23rd March 9:00-11:00am
Beach clean with Surfers against Sewage (SAS)
Join aquarium staff and SAS volunteers to clean our local beach. Volunteers to meet at the aquarium at 9am and we will coordinate the cleaning parties from there. Bags and litter pickers will be provided although volunteers should bring their own work gloves, wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 11:00am- 4.00pm
Weekend activities include:
How to Rule the Rock Pool – top tips on rock pooling and the low down on common rock pool species.
Beach Combing Masterclass – a guide to some of the amazing things you can find on the strandline and beyond
Rock Stacking challenge- Put your creativity and balance to the test in this new and exciting challenge
Seashore Crafts- make and take fishy crafts to keep the guppies happy
Rock Pool ramble- Weather permitting – early morning rock pool ramble on Macduff beach (low tide at 11am) – a seashore safari accompanied by an aquarium staff member.
Chemistry of the Seaside- Royal Society of Chemistry will be here to explain some of the chemistry of a seaside visit in a fascinating workshop.
Seaside safety- Join the RLNI and gain tips on how to stay safe while enjoying the seaside.
Sunday 25th March only:
Dolphin spotting- Join Whale and Dolphin Conservation for some dolphin spotting, try out the ‘big eye’ binoculars and look at some real and replica whale and dolphin bones!‹ 2018