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2014 Roadshows....part 1

A busy year with selected public events and lots of creatures made for ngos in UK and overseas. Started with TV appearance of Minke Whale and Basking Shark on BBC's One Show, for a feature on UK Marine Wildlife, including the Common Skate. In March a busy weekend at WhaleFest in Brighton with the Sharks and Turtles, followed by a trip to Italy for a school roadshow, working with the TUDAV team from Turkey. In May we appeared at Celebrating Scotland's Sharks beside Loch Lomond. July and August took the Roadshow to Newcastle, Northern Ireland and back to Scotland, and the final roadshow was during the October half-term at Titanic Belfast. The Whale Workshop also produced Dolphins, Seals, and Sharks for ngos in USA, in Scotland and in Northern Ireland, as well as rescue training dolphin models. Part 1 pictures in this album from BBC "One Show" feature, WhaleFest, and School Roadshow in Italy with TUDAV team

We repeated the presentations for each age range in the school, and each day we gave a different presentation
The vet explains how we need to keep the dolphin shaded and its skin wet
...and the vet explains how to take a blood sample, with the pupils role playing and learning by doing we are ready to refloat the first dolphin
...gently does it
...and away the dolphin swims
The next dolphin is ready for refloating
...and exactly the same procedures repeated for older pupils
...with lots more questions from older pupils
....three more standings are examined and checked, ready for possible refloat
At the end of the 3 days of presentations, the whole school assembled to show what they had learned
...with some pupils reading out to the whole school their thoughts on our precious marine wildlife