Visitors to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth this half term will be able to learn more about the journey from the depths of the ocean to the dinner table, with a week of activities dedicated to sustainable seafood. Those coming to explore can join in with a host of free activities, as well as taking part in regular experiments and demonstrations designed to help diners make the right choices when it comes to the fish they choose to serve up to family and friends.
Artistic visitors can have a go at making their own sustainable fish art in the Creative Centre, including mini fishing rods and camouflaged flat fish. The fun continues around the Aquarium with art and science busking activities – Aquarium Hosts will help young visitors to draw a shark, make a fishing boat from modelling clay that could float on the ocean waves, and get their brains working to try and guess the weight of some of the largest ocean inhabitants. Half term explorers can get also involved with one of the regular lively interactive shows, or simply sit down and relax to listen to one of the local water fish talks in the Eddystone area.
Paul Cox, Director of Conservation and Communication at the National Marine Aquarium, commented: “Choosing to buy and eat fish from a sustainable source is one of the key ways in which we can all help with the conservation of our seas. We are looking forward to welcoming our half term visitors to learn more about the importance of making an informed choice when it comes to our favourite seafood, and to join in with what we are sure will be a great week of fun and exciting activity.”
See http://www.national-aquarium.co.uk/ for all you need to know.