School of Marine Science and Technology | National Science and Engineering Week 8th - 18th March 2012

BSW 2016British Science Week 2016

For our 2016 British Science Week program, the School of Marine Science and Technology is offering a select number of activities to get people of all ages involved.  In place of  our usual series of bookable events, we would like schools to invite us to join in with your activities either in your classrooms or in sessions at the Dove Marine Laboratory. We encourage you to be creative with your program and are very happy to discuss your ideas for hands-on sessions. If you are interested in running marine science or marine engineering themed activities for your school, please get in touch now to avoid disappointment.

2016 Program

As part of the National Science and Engineering Week in 2015, the School of Marine Science and Technology is offering an oceanful of fascinating talks, demonstrations and hands-on activities to get people of all ages involved.

Thank you as my children are still talking about the blue velvet crab and the peppery seaweed.  All of the staff, students and volunteers were amazingly helpful so thanks to them for taking time out of their weekend for this.  Next time we’re splodging in rock pools at the beach and my children ask “what’s this” I feel a bit more confident that I’ll know the answer!!  Deborah Grieves


2016 Events List:

Activities from 14th – 20th March 2016

Whale, Porpoises and Dolphins:  Ecology, Classification and threats with ORCA
DATE: Tuesday, 15th March 2015
LOCATION: Dove Marine Laboratory
TIME: 9:30am to 2:30pm
AGE GROUP:  Key Stage 2
EVENT DESCRIPTION:  Interactive workshop with ORCA which brings to life current research into these fascinating animals.  Pupils will learn which species are found in the north east of England. They will also discover how we survey populations and discuss the conservation status as a result of human impacts on their environment. 

Lecture by ORCAs Community Wildlife Officer
DATE: Wednesday, 16th  March 2015
LOCATION: Dove Marine Laboratory
TIME: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
AGE GROUP:  Over 12 years old
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Rachael Forster,  ORCA – North East’s Community Wildlife Officer will talk about  ORCAs Your Seas programme, North Sea cetaceans Identification,  data collection and monitoring as well as what is happening on the North East coastline throughout the summer and how to get involved with ORCA. In this lecture the ecology, threats and status of local marine mammals will be discussed.  

Rocky Shore Ramble
DATE: Sunday 20th March 2015
LOCATION: Dove Marine Laboratory
TIME: 10:00am to 12:30pm
AGE GROUP:  Family Event
EVENT DESCRIPTION:  Join Marine Biologists on the rocky shore and explore life on our coasts.  

To find out more about our FREE events or to book please email

Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. 

For information on future events, short course, projects and summer schools please check the outreach pages on our website

Rocky Shore Ramble

beach annie katherine and max
max with crab max starfish

Selection of Recipies from a past year's event.