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Night at the Museum

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 09:52
Monster Munch Project Participants
Monster Munch Project Participants
(c) E. Johnston 2012

The Monster Munch project has delivered a five month community awareness programme using basking sharks as a medium to inform Inishowen’s youth on marine biology, local marine resources and the marine industry. This Thursday the 7ThJune see’s the culmination of the project with a presentation evening in the Greencastle Maritime Museum from 7-9pm.

The highlight of the evening will be the unveiling of the life size basking shark which was built by the five community schools of Buncrana, Malin head, Glengad, Culdaff and Greencastle. The shark which is for permanent display in the museum will be complemented by a series of poster presentations completed by the individual community schools.

Five locally connected professionals from the marine industry will speak on their careers and how the marine can be utilised as a positive resource for Inishowen.

Two students from each community school will also make presentations on what they have learnt from their experiences throughout the project.

A buffet with tea and coffee will be served after the presentations.

All interested parties and individuals are invited.

Programme for Night at the Museum

Time 7 - 9pm

Opening address– Emmett Johnston Monster Munch Project Coordinator

Speakers and Presentations

Rosemary McCloskey: Oceanographer and Fisheries Scientist, Education Facilitator for the Monster Munch Project

Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana Presentation

Dr. Maurice Clarke: Team Leader – Pelagic Fisheries, Marine Institute, Galway

Scoil Naomh Mhuire, Malin Head Presentation

Charlie Kavanagh:  Area Officer with Irish Coast Guard and Marine Insurance Broker

Scoil Cholmcille, Glengad Presentation

Dr. Marianne O’Connor:  Research Associate at the Centre for Coastal and Marine Research, ESRI, University of Ulster

Scoil Naomh Buadáin, Culdaff Presentation

MM Paul Bryson: Asst. Harbour Master Derry/LondonderryPortand Harbour Commisioners

Scoil Cholmcille, Greencastle Presentation

Unveiling of the life size shark by project artistic facilitator Brenden Farren and students who presented on behalf of their class.

Buffet and opportunity to view poster presentations by individual schools

Close and Thanks: Emmett Johnston Project Coordinator