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Half term science fun at the National Waterfront Museum

The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea will be looking at what lies at the bottom of the sea during the half term holiday. Join in the daily marine wildlife show to learn more about life in the Bristol Channel. Or become a virtual marine scientist and find out about the weird and wonderful creatures living on the sea floor of the Bristol Channel. Take a look at the latest sonar images to see huge see waves and even shipwrecks! 19 February, 2.30pm.

These fun packed activities are being showcased at the National Waterfront Museum to compliment ‘Explore the Sea Floor'. A CD-ROM produced by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and the British Geological Survey. It is based on real biological and geographical data collected from surveys of the Bristol Channel sea bed.

There will also be another special event taking place on 27 February, 09.00am at Penclawdd Primary School where the CD-ROM will be launched officially by the Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning, Jane Davidson.

With education playing such a vital part in the future and development of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, this CD-ROM encourages pupils and teachers alike to become virtual marine scientists. The virtual environments are full of information on habitats, food chains, scientific investigations and much more. Staff at the Museum have worked with over 100 schools on this project. Every primary and secondary school have now received their copy of the CD-ROM and are showing progress of good practice within this filed in the classroom.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is the new name for the National Museums & Galleries of Wales, which operates seven national museums across Wales. These are National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans: National History Museum, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, National Slate Museum, Llanberis and the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

Entry to all Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales sites is free, thanks to the support of the Welsh Assembly Government.

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For further information contact Fay Harris, Press and Marketing Officer, National Waterfront Museum, 01792 638 970.