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Whale Week 2006 Youth group
(c) 2005 Rodney (Sandrock Hostel) 

This summers programme is based on the theme of ?WHALES?. We intend to tie in with the many locally based initiatives, which are being run this year on the same theme. We intend to use the activity of an archaeological dig to recover the skeleton remains of a Minke Whale at Port Ronan, Malin Head. Involvement in this activity week will help youths understand and appreciate their natural surroundings and environment on Inishowen. Of course we also hope that having a fun time in the outdoors will develop the youths appreciation for outdoor group activities. The groups involved in this years Whale Dig are Malin Head and Glengad youth groups.

Activities
The first 3-4 days activities will be conducting an archaeological dig for the Minke whale and cleaning the bones in preparation for show at Fort Dunree Wildlife Display. A one-day whale watch trip from PortM?r will also be taken around the North Inishowen Coast including a stop at Inishtrahull Island for whale watching and some up close and personal wildlife experiences. The object will be to present the findings at Fort Dunree on National Whale Watch Day 6th August 2006. This will also coincide with other developments and displays with whale and dolphin themes at Fort Dunree during August. Unfortunately there is a limit of 12 places on this event due to boat trip and size of whale work site.

Dates
Monday 10th ? Friday 14th July (to be finalised). This proposed event is being organised by Youth Group leaders Tish Mcdaid, Carmel McLoughlin and Sile Smith with Emmett Johnston advisor to Nature and finacial assistance provided through P.J Hannlon of the Inishowen Partnership.

Contact
Please contact us education@nature.ie if you are interested in more information on this event.


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