‘Wild About Jersey’

Touch Tank reaction If you didn’t visit Fort Regent on Friday, March 23rd as a member of one of the specially invited schools or during the Public day you missed a great event for anyone interested in Jersey’s Conservation.Many groups at the event consist of just a few dedicated members. The ‘Marine Conservation’ cluster included the Marine Biology section of the Société Jersiaise, The British Divers Marine Life rescue and Jersey Marine Conservation. We displayed our new Banners putting the spotlight on local species and our undersea surveys. The Touch Tank put together by Gareth Jeffreys was a big hit with the kids who literally had to be dragged away with wet dripping hands. Visiting the beach with the tide out makes it difficult to find or see the myriad of fascinating creatures. Chris Isaacs spent hours gathering species in the Baltic winds announcing the arrival of ‘The Beast from the East’. Throughout Saturday there were a series of talks and our contribution was a 15 minute snapshot of Seasearch, Jersey Seasearch in action and the fabulous film by Videographer & Author Sue Daly on saving our Crawfish. Dismantling the Touch Tank with Gareth as the wind howled around Fort Regent, was probably not an experience I would like to repeat for a while but I was warmed by the good feeling that already schools are asking for a booking, so the frostbite was well worthwhile. If you would like to see the Touch Tank in action we will be at the Jersey Boatshow from Saturday May 5th, to Monday 7th.
Come along and find out more.

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