Celebrating Scotland’s Sharks: Timetables

We are excited to be able provide a detailed timetable for the Celebrating Scotland’s Sharks weekend. For a printable version of each days itinerary please click on the images below.

All day activities (Saturday and Sunday) 10:00 – 16:30:

  • Visit our life sized inflatable basking shark! Just how big do they grow…come and find out!
  • Kids activities for all ages available in the cafeteria
  • Shark videos and tagging demonstrations
  • Complete the Shark Quiz trail! What will you discover?
  • Plus all the usual amazing exhibits and wildlife Sea Life has to offer

Saturday the 10th May 2014

09:30–14:00 Scientific shark conference with presentations from Scottish researchers – Separate paid event – for more information and to register click here

10:00–10:40 The great eggcase hunt with the Shark Trust – Interactive fun in the classroom – drop in session – Sharks lay eggs? What eggcases can be found on Scottish beaches and why you should record them. . You may even get to touch one!

11:00–11:50 An introduction to shark biology – Activities for kids aged 5-12 in the classroom – What makes a shark a shark and how have they survived for more than 400 million years!

12:00–12:50 An introduction to a sharks six senses – Activities for kids aged 5-12 in the classroom – How sharks have used their six senses to survive for more than 400 million years!

13:00–13:40 The great eggcase hunt with the Shark Trust – Interactive fun in the classroom – drop in – Sharks lay eggs? What eggcases can be found on Scottish beaches and why you should record them. . You may even get to touch one!

13.00–13:30 Ray talk at the main tank

13:30–14:00 Shark feed at the Ocean Tunnel

14:00–14:50 An introduction to a sharks six senses – Activities for kids aged 5-12 in the classroom – How sharks have used their six senses to survive for more than 400 million years!

15:00–15:50 An introduction to shark biology – Activities for kids aged 5-12 in the classroom – What makes a shark a shark and and how do they differ from skates and rays!

Sunday the 11th May 2014

10:00–10:40 The great eggcase hunt with the Shark Trust – Interactive fun in the classroom – drop in – Sharks lay eggs? What

eggcases can be found on Scottish beaches and why you should record them. You may even get to touch one!

10.30–10.50 An introduction to sharks from the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme – There are more than 50 species of sharks, skates and rays in Scottish waters, come and find out more – A talk for all in the cinema

11:00–11:50 An introduction to shark biology – Activities for kids aged 5-12 in the classroom – What makes a shark a shark and and how do they differ from skates and rays!

11:00–11:40 Basking sharks – An introduction to Scotland’s ocean giants –  Shane Wasik – Basking Sharks Scotland – A talk for all in the cinema

12:00–12:50 An introduction to a sharks six senses – Activities for kids aged 5-12 in the classroom – How sharks have used their six senses to survive for more than 400 million years!

12:00–12:20 No Limits? No Future, Ali Hood – Shark Trust – Find out how the Shark Trust is working to protect Europe’s most vulnerable sharks – A talk for all in the cinema

12:30–13:00 The great eggcase hunt with the Shark Trust – A talk and hands on session in the cinema. Come and talk some Shark Trust staff, ask them questions and get to hold some mermaids purses.

13.00–13:30 Shark talk at the main tank

13:30–14:00 Ray feed at the Ocean Tunnel

14:00 – 14-40 Great White hope; can sharks help in the fight against cancer? – Helen Dooley – University of Aberdeen – A talk for all in the cinema

14:00–14:50 An introduction to a sharks six senses – Activities for kids aged 5-12 in the classroom – How sharks have used their six senses to survive for more than 400 million years!

15:00–15:20  The not so common skate: How genetics and spatial planning can help conserve the worlds’s largest skate – Michelle Frost – Marine Scotland – A talk for all in the cinema

15:00–15:50 An introduction to shark biology – Activities for kids aged 5-12 in the classroom – What makes a shark a shark and and how do they differ from skates and rays!

15:30–15:50 Basking in the dark: Illuminating the secrets of Scotlands largest shark – Lili Lieber – University of Aberdeen – A talk for all in the cinema

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