Long time since our last post! But this time we've got seriously exciting news. The New Forest Cicada Project was present today at the Science and Engineering Fair 2013, at Uni Southampton. From 10:30am to 4:30am we entertained families with a brand new Cicada Game Children had to find 4 electronic cicadas, which looked a lot like these:
I must say, the background noise was incredible, so it was harder to find them there than it will be to find the real ones in the Forest. However, that gave us the idea to calibrate devices according to the surroundings.
Younger children could also fold some origami, and little us had to colour in some cicada outlines. I think all of them had a great time and hopefully learnt about endangered animals and how we can help saving them before they become extinct. All the material we used will soon be on the website, so watch this space!
Where you at the Science Day? Did you stop by our stand? If so, post a comment below and let us know what you think about the project and the activities!