Experience this special celebration of the Wildlife Trust initiative, National Marine Week, from 27th July to 11th August 2013. With daily talks, workshops and activities there is something for all the family to enjoy! A few of this year’s highlights are:
• Budding scientists can explore the oceans through family friendly talks by marine experts. These talks will cover topics such as what it was really like to dive to Titanic, local marine life, ROVs (Remote Operated Vehicles) which travel to the depths of our seas, how our seas are managed and the new NI Marine Bill.
• You can experience Nautilus Live, with a live link to this exploration vessel which is commanded by Dr Robert Ballard who discovered the wreckage of RMS Titanic in 1985. Learn all about their current expedition in the Gulf of Mexico and avail of this fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the world of ocean exploration.
• Get up close and personal with some local rocky-shore creatures in our touch tanks. Marine-themed arts and crafts, as well as exciting hands-on science experiments, will be great for intrepid explorers, young and old.
• See first-hand a ROV’s from Forum Energy Technologies, which are similar to those used in the discovery of Titanic and ask our experts about how they work.
• Take the opportunity to see the spectacular winning entries of the Ulster Wildlife Living Seas Photography Competition which will be on display in the Andrews Gallery during our Marine Festival – Admission to the Andrews gallery will be free of charge.
There will be two daily sessions running 2.00pm – 4.00pm and 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Tickets cost £5.50 per person or £20 for a group of four.