Marine life fun at the museum!


13-May-2013

 

A selection of pictures showing how the fun day was

 

The events are part of Save our Seas Foundation’s (SOSF) Marine Education Project run by Abbie Hine and the first was run in collaboration with the Natural History Museum and Global Vision International (GVI).

GVI were instrumental in providing volunteers and many of the fun activities.  There were 27 children aged between three and six years from wildlife clubs of Au Cap and Anse Etoile schools.
To get a real feel of the day here’s a report of all the fun by Lindsay who kindly helped the SOSF out for the morning, thanks Lindsay!

“I’m not sure that the 27 children quite knew what to do with themselves on first arriving in the marine education room at the Natural History Museum.

“So many choices of super fun things to do! I personally was also overwhelmed, what should I do first? A secret puzzle-lover, I spent some time doing SOSF jigsaws with three little puzzle geniuses – these girls were awesome and no sooner had they finished the shark one than they wanted to do the lobster one, followed by the whale, dolphin and dugong ones – these girls were puzzle-machines! I coloured in a picture of a narwhal – though I have to say I didn’t stick to the true colours of dark mottled body and dark tusk, but made it rather more colourful (colourer-in’s prerogative!); I was joined by several 11-year-olds, all of whom told me how much they love the sea, and whose eyes all went very wide when they learnt that 99.9% of the Seychelles is water!  Finally I helped to papier-mâché the life-size turtle frame, trying very hard not to papier-mâché myself too much.

“This turtle is incredible, can’t wait to see the finished thing! The morning flew by; I didn’t even have time to make a turtle hatchling out of an eggbox, create a marine scene or solve the Shark Riddle! We finished the morning by singing (shouldn’t every morning be finished by singing?) and then everybody went home full of the joys of the sea!”

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