Marine Scotland

Time for Some Marine Themed Fun

April 2, 2020 by 1 Comment | Category Fisheries, Freshwater Fisheries, Marine Litter, Marine Scotland Compliance, Marine Scotland general, Marine Scotland Science, STEM, Uncategorized

If you’re stuck for some fun, educational things to do at the moment then look no further than our Marine Education Zone.

Below, our Comms Team has recommended some of their favourite Marine Scotland themed resources to keep boredom at bay – so check them out and share your creations.

You can tweet your finished article tagging @marinescotland and using #MShomeschooling Or you can send them directly to us using the address ms.exhibitions@gov.scot and we’ll share them on Twitter.

  • Our You Tube channel has a range of great video clips including a virtual tour of one of our research vessels, the Scotia (best experienced via VR headset).
  • Or see what it was like to be on a trawler back in the 1950s by checking out this video footage onboard the Explorer.
  • Both vessels appear in our booklet which takes a look at the Marine Scotland vessel fleet through the ages.
  • If you don’t have the sea legs for any of that, why not head over to our Marine Education Zone to build one, or all of, our vessels out of Lego – there’s step-by-step instructions for each one.
  • You can check out our Fishy Facts for answers to big questions such as “Do fish ever stop swimming?” and many more.
  • Or download some of our factoid sheets so you can colour and learn at the same time. Did you know there is more DNA in a bucket of seawater than in a human body?!
  • You can turn yourself into a fish using our handy instructions on how to make a fish hat!
  • Or get creative with Sheena salmon and Tavish trout.
  • Pirate Fishface is also in need of some help to find the missing items in his wordsearch.
  • And last but certainly not least we have some newly designed colouring sheets on our Flickr site, including one where you can see how many pieces of litter you can find and cross out.

Further Information:

  • The Explorer was in our fleet from 1955 to 1984 and is now being restored by the Explorer Preservation Society to be used as a floating museum in Leith, Edinburgh.
  • More marine themed fun can be found on our website.
  • The Scottish Fisheries Museum online exhibition “Sea Change” has lots of fun activities – check them out here.

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