5 December 2020
Online. A link will be shared before the event.
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The format of our annual children’s lecture has been refreshed for 2020 as it will take place entirely online. A host of experts will share their stories to enthuse and inform our young audience (and their accompanying grown-ups) about the precious and extraordinary planet we call home.
by Joanna Grochowicz
First up, we’re off to Antarctica. 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the first sighting of Antarctica. Joanna is going to take us on a historic journey to Antarctica. Following the journey that Robert Falcon Scott took on the Terra Nova expedition which the Society supported.
by Dr Isla Hodgson
On our journey we’ll meet some of our most iconic wildlife: gigantic seabird colonies, curious seals, super-pods of dolphins, 30-tonne whales, and anemones that look like they come from outer space. And, of course, we’ll get up close and personal with the second largest species of shark in the world, with a life shrouded in mystery…
by Dr Kate Winter
Kate is a researcher at Northumbria University and has spent some time conducting research at the Princess Elizabeth Research Station in Antarctica. Kate uses radar to peer beneath the surface of Antarctica. She is passionate about outreach and engagement and is an advocate of zero-emission living - even at the poles.
by Catherine Gemmell
Catherine is the Scotland Conservation Officer for the Marine Conservation Society and we join her on a beach clean to learn about marine litter, become an Ocean Optimist and what we can all do to help save the sea no matter where we live.
We hope our children's lecture will be able to return to Lowther Lodge in 2021, so once again our Ambassadors will be able to provide activities and make use of our giant floor map! In lieu of these activities this year, we will be producing an activity pack to supplement the online event.
When booking, please identify how many children (max. five per member) will be attending so we can send the right number of packs out to you. You will be able to add your preferred address during the booking process. Bookings to recieve a pack must be placed before 30 November.
Featured image: Aaron Burden/Unsplash
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