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General News · 30th May 2020

I am small and large,
I come and go,
I am a world apart,
I am full of marvel and mystery, especially to the child-heart.
What am I?

We all know this answer. Tidepools, of course.

There will be few amongst us who have not spent mesmerized moments or hours gazing into a tidal pool, rich with life that can be seen and life not seen by the naked eye. Low tides in the mornings are developing in the coming week from Tuesday onwards. This coincides with the week’s nature activity for families suggested by Seren, and co-sponsored by the Children’s Forest Trust and the Cortes Family Support group (CCHA). Children, also, have the option of joining the zoom chat on Thursday to share their discoveries and pictures.

Whether you join the zoom chat or not, the richness of colours and intricacies of patterns and design to be found in tidal pools are an inspirational feast for the creative. James & Tsoona sparked the idea of creating vivid pictures and paintings of tidal pools. The Children’s Forest Trust anticipates holding a youth art show in the Coop during August, and what better subjects than the exquisite marine life found in tidal pools. So kids, get your pastels & crayons ready, your paints cleaned & mixed up, or any other medium you choose. The art show will be open to all youth, ages up to 17 years old. There are several weeks ahead with many low tide options so there is plenty of time to create a masterpiece before August.