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2016 Roadshows - Marine Wildlife Roadshow at Souter Lighthouse in August, and British Science Festival in Swansea in September

August 2016 saw us back at this iconic National Trust location on The Coast Road between Newcastle and Sunderland, for a 4 day roadshow in the Foghorn Field .  With 1000+ visitors over the 4 days, lots to do inside the marquee as well as sunbathing and sand-play area outside, plus climbing structures and lots of ice cream eating, and the amazing Souter Lighthouse itself. What a place to be breathing in the sea air and looking out for the local White Beaked and Bottlenose Dolphins!  September 2016 saw Roadshow creatures on display at the British Science Festival Family Weekend in Swansea, working with Incredible Oceans at the Welsh National Waterfront Museum. With over 6500 visitors over the weekend, the organisers were very pleased  ".....there was a lovely buzz throughout the venue, and the feedback has been incredibly positive, the whales were certainly a centrepiece "

Punch & Judy Show has just started
Squeeze a few more people into the marquee
" oh look at that"
I know what these are, they are called mermaid's purses
Outside a big crowd has gathered before heading off to the local beach for a Rock Pool Ramble
....leaving it a bit quieter inside the marquee, for a while
Reading all about the Giant Squid, Archituthis dux
A nice picture with a friendly Seal
Big smile from Mrs Seal, and are you the Seal that rescued the dog?
Beach finds table full of interesting stuff
...including over 100 seashells
plus beach finds from local beaches
...and ID charts and books to identify things found on beaches
There is always plate spinning in the background if you get bored!
Last Punch & Judy Show just started