Life Around the Turbines

Sewell, J, Smith, C, Gibb, N, Higgs, S and Parr, JR 2014 Life Around the Turbines. [Speech] In: Second EMSEA Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 01/10/14 - 03/10/14. Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Life around the Turbines is an outreach project developed by the Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA) funded by COWRIE (Collaborative Offshore Wind Research into the Environment). The project was designed to promote the need for renewable energy, raise awareness of marine biodiversity and generate discussions about offshore wind farms particularly with school children around Great Britain. The project has run from 2008 – 2014 and has involved workshops with schools all around Great Britain; production of online resources and a series of training events and tools for marine educators. All of the resources and workshops were developed to correlate with the national curricula for England, Scotland and Wales and cover a range of topics including science, citizenship and technology. Combining charismatic marine wildlife with technology and interactive, hands-on workshop activities has proved a successful and popular combination, received well by students and teachers. We present the methods of engagement used and some of the information received through a basic activity evaluation process. We will also share information about how conference participants can obtain and utilise free resources to support their own outreach and teaching at

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Speech)
Subjects: Biology
Ecology and Environment
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: Mr Jack Sewell
Date made live: 14 Dec 2015 12:52
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2024 17:01

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