Free Sea Life Tickets for Schools as Part of Nationwide Schools Challenge
Scarborough Sea Life Centre is urging local primary schools to investigate jellies. Not the wobbly birthday party dessert…but jellyfish, probably the oldest animal species on the planet.
It’s part of a nationwide schools challenge linked to the launch of a new children’s book The Thing About Jellyfish…already a huge success in the US where it has been snapped up by Reese Witherspoon’s film company.
Scarborough Sea Life marine expert Lyndsey Crawford said:
“The book is about a 12-year old girl’s struggle to cope with the death of her best friend in a drowning accident,
“She sets out to prove that a tiny, deadly jellyfish called the Irukandji is responsible. It’s smaller than a finger nail but 1,000 times deadlier than a tarantula.”
The book, out in the UK on March 10, is packed full of amazing jellyfish facts…which is why Sea Life has teamed up with publishers Macmillan to help with its launch.
“Jellyfish are not only the most primitive creatures in our seas, they are the most adaptable,
“They cope better with changing sea conditions and are the species most likely to fill the gaps in the eco-system when others die out.
“They are a like a barometer for the health of our oceans, which is why we think it’s a great idea for children to learn about them.”
So as well as raising awareness of The Thing About Jellyfish, written by mum of two Ali Benjamin, Sea Life wants primary school classes to carry out their own investigations.
All they need do with their findings is put together a little PowerPoint presentation and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. no later than March 31st.
Every class entering will receive a copy of the book and one complimentary Sea Life ticket for each pupil.
The overall national winner gets signed books, family Sea Life tickets and a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the Sea Life centre for the whole class.
Scarborough Sea Life would not be a bad place for schools to begin their research, as it houses a special jellyfish exhibition housing species ranging from Indonesian sea nettles to moon, edible and even upside down jellyfish!
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