Welcome to the May 2019 YMB Blog!
Hello YMB Members! As promised, the return of the YMB Blog brings some exciting opportunities for you. Whether you have just joined and are new to the community, and whether you are 6 or 16 years old, there is something for everyone so make sure you continue reading to find out more.
And remember, we would love you to contribute to the content of this blog as much as possible. Please share your stories, reports, finds and photos with us. Sharing your photos, writing, art work comments or questions with us for use in future blog content and bulletins may earn you an exclusive MBA pin badge! (see picture) email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Ocean Day for Schools
Dive in. Discover. Celebrate. Kickstart a conversation in your school wherever you are on World Ocean Day.
We need your help! More people are talking about the ocean than ever this year and we want to be part of starting an even bigger conversation in schools across the UK through World Ocean Day on Friday June 7th.
We’ve joined forces with friends such as the National Marine Aquarium, Marine Conservation Society and others, and designed a school toolkit that is fun, curriculum linked, and has activities for your school to use to celebrate World Ocean Day. Help us make an even bigger splash and ask your teacher to join this wave of action. The day can be simple and easy. It’s about having fun, celebrating our ocean and starting a conversation to help more people learn more about the ocean and their connection.
We want you to be part of it. Let’s celebrate #WorldOceanDay in our schools! Find out more and register your interest here.
Did you know that every second breath you take is oxygen generated by the Ocean? Or that when it’s raining in the UK, it’s quite likely come from the Ocean? Or that the Ocean is 10,972 metres deep?
Marine Science Camps 2019
If you would are a 16-24 years old seriously considering a career in marine biology and eager to gain relevant skills, you may be interested in the Marine Science Camps being run at various locations around the UK in 2019. These week-long residential camps are being run by the Field Studies Council in partnership with the MBA, and are a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and experts and gain valuable skills.
Attendance can qualify you for your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential.
An extra year FREE MBA membership is also included!
YMB Book Review
We are looking for volunteers, particularly among the keen readers out there, to review a book for The Marine Biologist magazine. All you need to do is email us to express your interest. If you are chosen, we will then send you a copy of the book for you to read (and keep!). After reading the book, you write a small article giving your opinion about it for publication in the magazine (check Issue 10 of the magazine if you have it for previous YMB book reviews). This is a great opportunity to practice your reading and writing skills, as well as enhance your CV. Get in touch if you are interested and would like to find out more.
Book available for review:
Seashore Watcher (2018), by Maya Plass (5-10 years old)