Brrrr! For the last year I’ve been busy studying the behaviours of the wild Polarguins in extremely remote and cold climates. My nose, ears and fingers are all frozen and I’ve been living off snow since I arrived here, but it’s been a very worthy expedition. I really wanted to bring the Polarguins back to Paultons Park but it’s just not cold enough for them in Hampshire! This is such a shame, they do make very good pets although they aren’t particularly friendly and they have tried to eat me once or twice.
My goodness, looking back it really has been an incredibly busy and cold year! I long for the warmth of my Learning Laboratory back at Paultons Park. I have often wondered how my Lab has been doing whilst I’ve been away. Luckily the Paultons Park Education Team have been keeping me well informed and it sounds like my Lab has been very busy this year! They have informed me that lots of eager school children have had brilliant workshops in the Lab which pleases me greatly. It’s good to hear that lots of learning is going on and discoveries are still being made in the Lab in my absence!
The Education team have also told me about all of the great things going on in 2016 at Paultons Park. There are lots of fun things happening next year but I am particularly excited about ‘Science in the Park’ on the 11th March 2016. To celebrate British Science Week 2016, Paultons Park have teamed up with University of Southampton to offer a range of FREE ACTIVITIES including workshops, activities, trails and animal talks going on throughout the day . These activities are all suitable for Key Stage Two but they are limited so make sure you contact our Education team soon to confirm your place!
The science day website has further information on the workshops available and the other fabulous activities we have going on throughout the day! https://paultonspark.co.uk/science-day
What a great way to combine science and learning at Paultons Park. I am extremely excited about this and I am counting down the days until 11th March 2016
Less than 100 days to go....
Name: Professor Stanley H Blast
Occupation: Full-time Scientist and inventor
Likes: Rollercoasters, bird watching, zoology and travel
Dislikes: Air resistance - it's a real drag
About: Growing up, Professor Blast has always enjoyed science and the outdoors. A keen backpacker, he spends most of his summers' abroad, exploring far off lands. A self-confessed theme park enthusiast, Professor Blast now works at Paultons Park, researching and inventing in his Learning Lab. His recent discovery of the Horned tree-mouse (which can be seen in the Lab) gained him wide-spread acclaim.
Name: Peter Petri
Occupation: Research assistant to Professor Blast
Likes: Horticulture, Quad biking and knitting
Dislikes: Gravity - it really gets him down
About: Peter Petri has always enjoyed the countryside and is a very keen gardener. Peter has worked alongside Professor Blast for a number of years, and has become an expert in the use of fire extinguishers (mainly thanks to the Professor's mistakes). During the summer, he looks after the Learning Lab whilst the Professor is on his fieldtrips.