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2016 Roadshows - UK National Science Week and Penguin Installation at School in Italy

In March the Roadshow spent a day at South Devon College, as part of UK's National Science Week 2016, where we featured the Sperm Whale, Orca, baby Blue Whale, Dolphins and a Seal, and we focused on how marine wildlife uses sound underwater to communicate and find food.  It was great fun and a different kind of learning experience.  A few weeks later the roadshow was at a school in Italy, where we featured Penguins, Hammerhead Shark and a Striped Dolphin, and helped the pupils create some creature installations....3 days of fun and learning.

feedback from South Devon College..........'The whale workshop was a fun and informative day which allowed my marine science students to take part in interactive activities whilst highlighting the threats to marine mammals to the wider college community. Andy was very professional and his enthusiasm and knowledge was inspirational, a thoroughly enjoyable day and great learning experience'.- Stuart Collier, Lecturer in Animal and Marine Science"

feedback from the school in Italy........" is always nice to see learning take place for everyone, children and adults. The children enjoyed it ! "

At South Devon College, a first year Marine Science student gives his 60-second infobyte to fellow students in front of the Sperm Whale
It must have been a good 40 minute presentation as everyone was keen to fill in the feedback forms afterwards
My sketches to illustrate how Whales use underwater sound
Well done to all the students who helped with the day, and gave their 60 second infobytes
...and the audience really enjoyed the learning experience, and having their picture taken with the huge Sperm Whale
At a school in Italy, young ones meet the Roadshow penguins
...and the hammerhead shark and dolphin
Life-sized creatures create real excitement
Penguin mum watches as her chick gets a cuddle
The whole school watches a 60 minute dvd about life as a penguin in Antarctica, followed by Shark and Dolphin dvds
Lots of oohs and aaahs from the audience.
Then it was time for pupils and teachers to be making dolphins
...and then installing them in the underwater installation
Some creative work was done on the computer....
...and some was drawn freehand