Discovery Days are themed activity days encouraging children of primary school age to explore and engage with Jersey Heritage in a creative and fun way. We work with artists, story tellers and experts to engage and inspire young minds with activities that stimulate children’s curiosity, creativity and learning about heritage.
Save OUr Seas
With every breath you take and every drop of water you drink, you are connected to the sea. Our seas and oceans are essential for all life on Earth.The largest mountain ranges, and the deepest canyons can be found underneath its surface, and it's home for a huge variety of weird and wonderful creatures and plantlife. It provides us with more than half of the oxygen we need to breathe, delicious food, and a place to relax, have fun and enjoy activities.
Nurdles are small plastic pellets about the size of a lentil. Billions are used each year to make the plastic products that we use every single day. Sheena Brockie from Plastic Free Jersey explains what a nurdle is and what you can do to help end plastic pellet pollution.
The great nurdle hunt - know your nurdles!
Take part in the Great Nurdle Hunt because you CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Nurdle hunts are fun and taking part is easy. By joining in you are helping to end plastic pellet pollution.
All you need to do is print the nurdle recording sheet and head out on a beach walk with friends and family. Send your findings to this website.
sea creatures in Jersey waters
There's no doubt that being near the sea makes us feel good, but it's not just water - it's ALIVE. Jersey has its own rich variety of 'creatures of the deep' that we are rarely lucky enough to see.
Many Islanders have spotted dolphins and seals around the Island but have you seen cuttle fish, catsharks, stingrays and tope sharks?
Check out this fascinating footage captured by Samantha Blampied who is studying the habitats and marine species of Jersey’s Marine Protected Areas, including our off-shore reefs Les Écréhous and Les Minquiers. She positioned cameras just above the seabed and added some tasty bait. Look what happened!
Want to find out more? Visit the Blue Marine Foundation website.
There's no need to worry about tope sharks, they don't eat mammals just fish.
Cuttlefish are cephalopods, which means they are in the same class as octopus, squid, and nautilus.
There are over 150 species of catsharks. Their elongated eyes have a cat-like appearance that sit high on the sides of their head.
Stingrays spend most of their time partially buried in sand, often only moving with the sway of the tide.
What other use can you find for things that are usually chucked in the bin? Can it be used as a material for a piece of art work - a sculpture or a collage? Artist Kerry-Jane Warner has brilliant ideas for turning rubbish into new creations, in this video she shows us how to make colourful jellyfish from bits and bobs you can find at home.
We all have odd socks - who knows where they disappear to! Don't throw them away, you have two choices, wear your odd socks as a pair or turn them into a socktopus instead. It's so easy to do and is a brilliant way to turn something unwanted into something delightful.
tips to reduce plastic pollution
We all need to work to together to reduce plastic pollution and keep our planet a clean, safe place to live. There are lots of small things we can all do to make a big difference, here are just a few reminders.