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'IN YOUR ELEMENT' CHILDREN'S COMPETITION 2017

Brought to you by the Element Network

 

EdFest SouthWest in association with The Element Network, are excited to announce their annual 'In Your Element' children's competition which this year is going to give you the chance to win a significant scholarship at the soon to be named Element School in Paignton (formerly Tower House School). This exciting award will give the lucky winner a school scholarship plus an annual package to help them grow and develop their passion.

 

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THE EARTH AND ME

Brought to you by Immersive Experiences

 

Immersive Experiences are bringing one of their state-of-the-art multi-purpose planetarium 360° cinemas to our event. In supporting our mission in 'Saving Our Planet One School At A Time' they will be screening their beautifully made immersive, thought provoking shows "Climate Change" and "The Earth & Me". Both programs will immerse you and bring you up close to many of the environmental issues we face. You will leave having seen and experienced not only what's happening to the world around us, but will see what science thinks will happen to our planet if we don't take action. Join us on a journey through time and experience these stunningly made films.

 

WHERE: Front lawn | WHEN: All day - just pop over to see us!

TRAIL - TEIGNMOUTH RECYCLED ART IN LANDSCAPE

Brought to you by Amy McCarthy 

 

Have you heard of TRAIL? They are doing an amazing job at raising awareness of environmental issues through art and they are coming to EdFest. Come along to meet Amy and her team, who have many amazing ideas and can show you just how easy is it to produce something spectacular from recycled material. Take a look at some of their fantastic artwork here http://www.trailart.co.uk/gallery/

 

 

WHERE: Information marquee | WHEN: All day - just pop over to see us!

MARINE WILDLIFE ROADSHOW

Brought to you by The Whale Workshop

 

Ever thought about the amazing marine life we have swimming in our bay and surrounding waters? Come along to EdFest and meet Andy and his fantastic roadshow. The Whale Workshop has provided a unique educational experience over the past 20 years, in many parts of the globe and has recently been featured on BBC Springwatch. Come and experience the life-size and life-like marine wildlife from a basking shark and minke whale to dolphins and common seals.

 

WHERE: School gymnasium | WHEN: All day - just pop in and see us!

GET PASSIONATE ABOUT PLANKTON

Brought to you by SEADREAM Education

 

Ever thought about what whales eat? Come along and meet Dr Juliette Jackson from SEADREAM Education who can show you just how the ocean's incredibly mini plankton are surprisingly mighty when it comes to sustaining life on Earth! Meet and make the crazy looking mini fauna, create currents in an exciting game to get your plankton moving and measure to get a true sense of scale using real life and fun practical maths applications.Time for lunch? Let Juliette adapt your appendages to see what you can catch from the plankton menu!

 

WHERE: School gymnasium | WHEN: All day - just pop in and see us!

CETOLOGY - WHALE TRACKING

Brought to you by Jessica Taylor

 

Ever thought what it would be like to be a real-life ocean researcher? Come along to meet Jessica Taylor, a marine scientist who tracks elusive great whales from the air and sea. Let Jessica teach you how to conduct whale matching activities and show you how she uses photo-identification to piece together a whale life history. Using these techniques, Jessica can tell you about some of the most endangered whales in the world, such as Calvin, an orphaned right whale calf who went on to mother two calves of her own, or how a calf less than 10 days old survived a shark attack!

 

WHERE: School gymnasium | WHEN: All day - just pop in and see us!

MAKE A PLEDGE

Brought to you by The Element School

 

Why not come along and visit our photo booth. Get comfortable, add some "fishy" props, find your best smile and make a pledge! Remember, just one small change today can help to protect the future of our planet. What can you pledge that will help to make the world a better place?

 

Here's mine -"I will stop using single-use plastic straws!"

 

 

 

WHERE: Refectory | WHEN: All day - just pop over to see Cheryl and Audra!

OUR SENSITIVE EARTH

Brought to you by Fizz Pop Science

 

As the levels of carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere, the more acidic our oceans become. Come along to meet Alice and the team from Fizz Pop Science, where you can get involved with exciting and fun science activities that will show you just how scientists monitor these acidity levels. You'll also learn how edible safer packaging options can have quite a reaction with iodine, whilst other forms are not so easy to get rid of. And...just for fun, get your hands messy and make your very own slime!

 

WHERE: In the science lab | WHEN: 10:00am-10:50am

RECOMMENDED AGE: 5-12 years

PLASTIC SEAS

Brought to you by the National Marine Aquarium

 

The ocean supports a huge diversity of life, with more than 50% of the world’s animals living in the sea. With so many amazing creatures each animal has to adapt to survive in its own way, as well as facing many unknown dangers that are in the ocean. Join Sarah, Schools Officer at the National Marine Aquarium, to learn about some of the amazing animals that live in the ocean – as well as getting up close and personal with a Hammerhead Shark’s favourite food! In this scientific workshop, you will get to use your investigation skills to learn more about ecosystem relationships, as well as the growing impact of humans on the marine environment.

 

WHERE: Workshop space 2 | WHEN: 11:10am-12:00pm

RECOMMENDED AGE: 7-16 years

SUPER SEAGRASS

Brought to you by Community Seagrass Initiative

 

Did you know that we have a very special type of marine plant called seagrass right here in the southwest? Seagrass acts like an underwater rainforest providing shelter for all sorts of marine species in our bay, but sadly it is endangered. Come along and take part in a workshop carried out by Rachel from the Community Seagrass Initiative and discover the difference between seagrass and seaweed, learn about the food chains within the seagrass habitat, find out what threatens these amazing habitats and what we can do to help, and finally learn about the amazing creatures that can be found living here!

 

WHERE: Workshop space 2 | WHEN: 12:10pm-13:00pm

RECOMMENDED AGE: 5-12 years

ALIENS OF THE DEEP

Brought to you by Cool Seas Explorer workshops in association with The Marine Conservation Society

 

Have you ever wondered what lurks at the deep depths of our oceans? What about that alien looking fish from Finding Nemo? Does it really exist? Come along and take part in our Marine Conservation Society workshop 'Aliens of the deep'. In this workshop, you'll find the answers to these questions as you explore this very different part of the ocean. Find out about the very unusual creatures that live here and learn how and why they have adapted to this extreme environment. You'll also get the chance to design and your very own 'Alien of the Deep'.

 

WHERE: Workshop space 2 | WHEN: 13:10pm-14:00pm

RECOMMENDED AGE: 7-11 years

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