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Monday, September 21, 2009

Fish Tales at the Aquarium

Following is some information about the holiday programme at the Aquarium.

26 September - 11 October 2009
Every creature has a story to tell ... Hear tales of daring deeds, find out why the spotty lost its spot, why the Aquarium's octopus has only 7 arms, and how the sea cucumber got its name. Be thrilled by a spine-chilling story from the deep, and be inspired to craft a tale of your own.

- Join “Kat Anna Fiddle” (professional story-telling team, Kaitrin McMullan & Anna Bowen) for an hour of marine-theme dramatic tales, tunes and activities on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 2-3pm.

Food for Thought - Find out what treats are prepared in Neptune’s Kitchen and help to feed the fish - Wednesday & Saturday from 2-3pm. The Aquarium is also home to 400 hungry salmon that need to be fed daily.

Fishy Arts and Crafts - Create a visual fishy tale of your own - we will supply the materials, you supply the imagination!

SPECIAL WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS - Storytelling Outside the Classroom - Monday 12th October, 9.30am to 3pm - A workshop for guides, interpreters and educators interested in basic story telling techniques and how to craft educational stories. $20 per person. Bookings essential. See www.marine.ac.nz for details.

If you require an A4 flier/poster for either the holiday programme or the workshop, there is a pdf file on the Aquarium web site:

For the Holiday Programme: http://www.otago.ac.nz/marinestudies/Fish%20Tales.pdf
For the Story Telling Workshop: http://www.otago.ac.nz/marinestudies/storyworkshop.pdf

Contact details:
University of Otago's NZ Marine Studies Centre & Westpac Aquarium
Hatchery Road, Portobello, Dunedin
Phone 03 479 5826 Email marine-studies@otago.ac.nz
Open 10am-4.30pm Adult: $12, Child: $6, Family: $24
Guided Tour at 10.30am Adult: $21, Child: $11, Family: $48

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