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Marine Wildlife School Roadshow

Mum and pup Seal pairs we have made for others in UK and elsewhere have been inspiring school children to produce great classwork to highlight the conservation needs of these marine mammals ( see 2015 Seal pairs photo album )  These seal pairs are busy in Northern Ireland with Loughs Agency and also with Ulster Wildlife, in Ireland with National Aquarium in Galway, in Hawaii with Paulette Smith and her school project, and in Turkey with TUDAV, in all cases inspiring the next generation to take care of our wildlife heritage.

In 2014 we undertook the last school roadshows, and no longer offer this popular feature. After 20 years and over 1000 schools across Europe and worldwide, we have now shifted our school focus to making marine wildlife models for others to provide school roadshows. Since 2014  we have supplied marine wildlife models to ngos in UK, Turkey, Alaska , Hawaii, and more in the pipeline. The school roadshow continues but with others providing this educational outreach. We now use the Whale Workshop Roadshow models for public events, festivals, and other occasions. We can provide advice to others wishing to provide educational outreach projects, based on past experience and expertise as outlined below, during 20 years of operation, visiting over 1000 schools worldwide, seen by hundreds of thousands of pupils

  • ...with fantastic lifesize and lifelike marine wildlife models and interactive audience participation
  • ...working with many different project partners under different roadshow titles 
  • ...New Projects undertaken worldwide with government and ngo partners
  • ...including many Environmental Education initiatives such as recycling, marine awareness, species conservation, etc
  • ...developing packages to highlight key issues in a simple and effective roadshow format
  • ...providing training to local project officers to enable their own roadshow output to be enhanced
  • ...making key wildlife species models and props for such projects, and developing their use
  • ...raising awareness amongst project partners of the importance of Schools as a fundamental starting point in Environmental Education
  • ...and passing on all that has been learned in 15 years of experience to enable others to build on this in the future.

Details of past roadshows ( hundreds of references and reports ) can be found online by using search for

  • Marine Wildlife Roadshow
  • Cool Seas Roadshow
  • Coral Seas Roadshow
  • The Whale Workshop
Inspired artwork from pupils after a roadshow visit
Class picture with the biggest baby, the baby Blue!
A panorama of the School Roadshow Copyright Thomas P. Peschak - SOSF
Discovering how fantastic sharks are at a School Roadshow Copyright Thomas P. Peschak - SOSF
The show is about to start in a typical UK school, with the older pupils ready for their 60 minute introduction to our friends from the sea
School Roadshows dont have to be at at a museum in Chile, a school group learns how to rescue a stranded dolphin
Another school group visit a shopping mall in Concepcion, Chile, to learn about the need for shark conservation
At a large school in Sabah, Malaysia, the hall is full for the Coral Seas School Roadshow
At a small school on Pulau BumBum, Malaysia, two brave pupils hold the shark and ray pups