On board Silurian
Silurian is HWDTs research and
Most weeks April through October she is either monitoring
the waters of the west coast of Scotland for whales, dolphins, and
porpoises, or serving as a floating classroom for one of the many Argyll
island primary and secondary schools.
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week and all about the whales, dolphins and porpoises they spot!
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Thursday 23rd April 2009
Three students from Canna Primary School joined us onboard Silurian this morning for a marine education workshop. We were pleased to be able to share the photos we took of the killer whales yesterday and impressed that the children were able to correctly identify John Coe. Thank you for your gifts of a pen, key ring and postcard from your school, which will remind us of our lovely visit to Canna.
After a short sail across to Rum and a quick lunch of soup and sandwiches, we welcomed pupils from Rum Primary onboard for an afternoon marine education workshop. Some of the highlights were listening to the animal sounds (especially the grey seal!) and learning about the wonderful marine life of the Hebrides.
‘I thought the trip was interesting and fun. We learnt a lot about whales and dolphins. I hope you come back and visit again.’ Sorcha, student at Rum Primary School.