Wednesday 29th October 2014: Marine litter pick and beach art with Llanelli women’s aid
Thanks to funding from the Gregg’s Foundation we have teamed up with Barry John and his VC Gallery team to deliver environmental sessions followed by an art workshop. This time we were at Llansteffan beach with a group from Llanelli women’s aid. In the morning we carried out a litter pick on the beach, rock pooled and caught shrimps in our push nets. After a well deserved lunch break we met Barry and his crew from the VC Gallery for some beach art, pebble drawing and Halloween themed ‘Face Off’s’. A face off involves two people standing opposite each other with a blank canvas in front of them. They then have to draw the person opposite them in a limited amount of time. As it was coming up to Halloween the drawings needed to have a Halloween theme to them.
Wednesday 15th October 2014: Plankton workshop with the VC Gallery.
We have teamed up with Barry John from the VC Gallery to link science workshops with art thanks to funding from the Gregg’s Foundation. We delivered a plankton workshop for some of the VC Gallery attendees; they now have the task of drawing some of the plankton and developing a cartoon strip. We can’t wait to see the results!
Rock pooling & microscopes with Saundersfoot year 6.
Wednesday 8th October 2014:
Rock pooling on Lydstep Haven with Mrs Cook and her year 6 class.
We were lucky enough to find a Velvet Swimming Crab in the process of moulting. This was an exciting event for the pupils to watch! Then they found a pair of Common Shore Crabs mating.
Thursday 9th October 2014:
Rock pooling on Lydstep Haven with Mr. Davies and his year 6 class.
The group found a Curled Octopus during our rock pooling session. It’s only the second one we have ever found in 10 years of rock pooling. Needless to say Mrs Cook and her class were quite jealous!
Tuesday 14th October 2014:
Microscope workshops at Saundersfoot School.
We visited Mr Davies’ class in the morning and then Mrs Cook’s class in the afternoon with our microscopes and local plankton samples. We looked at life cycles, adaptations and food chains before using the microscopes to look at the plankton and of course we had a bit of time to look at Marten’s scab (see picture below on the left),