"Dissection of shark (as always!). Students indicated that this rated very highly as well as the microscope work, seashore, and final day ‘sea tulip’ activity – a great thinking and observation exercise."
"The time spent with the educator at the touch tanks, the students really enjoyed this."
"Hands-on, examples of organisms, touch tanks."
"Shore transect and students' reaction to live moving crabs."
"The handling of living animals and how to ethically experiment with them in a laboratory setting. An understanding that animals do not always do everything as the text book implies."
"Seeing the students carry out a range of different investigations with confidence, having students experience the use of a university type lab, seeing some students overcome their fear of crabs, the helpfulness and expertise of staff."
"As always the staff are friendly, patient, passionate and inclusive. Nothing is too much trouble and we genuinely appreciate how the programme is flexible to the students needs."
"I really enjoyed the variety in activities and the hands-on nature, different students had different highlights ranging from learning what they could make with seaweed, to dissections, to overall learning."
"Overall it was all very good. Steve was very knowledgeable and passionate in his teaching and willing to share this with others. Thanks very much."
"Some students are now considering marine biology as a pathway, (the programme) opened up new possibilities."