The Marine Institute and the Explorers Education Programme will once again participate in the
Galway Science and Technology Festival, which is being offered as a virtual experience for families
this year.

Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore – Keep Exploring Promotional Video from Explorers Education Programme on Vimeo.

Research Vessel Celtic Explorer 2017, Marine Institute_Photographer Maura Hickey

On Saturday 21st November, join the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education team as they go on a journey to the rocky seashore – exploring one of the most extreme places on earth that animals live.
Find out about seashells, including some of the tiniest periwinkles and top shells with the coolest spirals feasting on seaweeds. On the lower shore, help the team hunt down the carnivorous dog whelk – the shellfish that loves to make limpets into soup.

Step aboard the Marine Institute’s marine research vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer on Sunday 22nd November as part of the Galway Science and Technology Virtual Festival Show.  Discover some of the unique features of Ireland’s marine research vessel and why it is important for fisheries research, climate studies and seabed mapping.

After the show, jump aboard the RV Celtic Explorer and take a 3D virtual tour, or enjoy
downloadable resources, videos and interactive activities that explore Ireland’s marine resource from the Marine Institute’s Oceans of Learning series at

The Marine Institute is also encouraging children to get creative and colour in a picture of the RV Celtic Explorer.

The winning entry will receive a LEGO City Ocean Exploration Submarine Deep Sea Set, and there’s also two LEGO City Ocean Exploration Mini-Submarine Sets on offer. To enter, download a copy of the colouring competition from the Marine Institute’s website and post a photo
of the finished creation and tag @MarineInst on Twitter or @marineinstituteireland on Facebook.
Winners will be announced on Friday 27th November.

For more information about the Explorers Education Programme see The
Explorers Education Programme is funded by the Marine Institute, Ireland’s State agency for marine
research and development.


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