Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reef HQ Aquarium

When we visited the Aquarium on Monday, lilly was very taken by the Turtles and the Turtle hospital on site, that we were able to visit. We have spent much of our day today, researching sea turtles, in particular green, which were the type they had whilst we were there. We have written story boards and then we finally sat at the computer together and went through the video footage we had and pieced it together into a movie made by lilly..:) we have burned it to dvd for her to take to school as part of her what i did on the holidays show and tell..:)

edited to add
this email lilly received back from REEF HQ about her movie
Dear Jones Family,

Thank you for sending this home video through to us. I have sent it around to all our fabulous hard working staff and volunteers who spend their days making Reef HQ a great place to visit. Spreading key messages of importance of keep the Great Barrier Reef great! Our Director and Curator, Aquarists, Interpretative/Education and Marketing Staff very much enjoyed the presentation.

Very impressive work it makes all our hard work worthwhile. Particularly when we see a child of seven not only learn so much during her visit but also share the message with others who have not had a chance to see first hand how important our Turtle Hospital Facility is to the further research, protection and conservation of these magnificent animals.

So glad you enjoyed your visit. We have some very exciting redevelopment happening over the coming months (infact work commenced on Wednesday) with a new get up close to the reef creatures area upstairs and learning and play area for the children and also an extension to our Turtle Hospital. So should you visit Townsville again please come back and see all the new exhibits and spaces.



lilly is quite chuffed with it..:)

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