After a rather delicious lunch (the two vegans had to wait for a few minutes), we are about to resume.
One issue that has come to light is the quality of information that is available for students today.
Do most students actually get their information from the web, or are there text books that they would use nowadays?
The reality is that the web is an amazing tool, but almost anyone can publish just like I am doing now, but who regulates the information? Maybe there is a sort of market for information that finally winnows out the bad and allows the best and most accurate information to get through. Based on what I am seeing here it would seem that dedicated researchers as these students evidently are, will find the right information and that they are willing to question its legitimacy , so maybe there is hope in this information overload age.
PS I see the UK's Marine Bill is about to go into its final stages. You can find more out at the WDCS UK site.
I have just heard a fantastic presentation by the Islay High School on whale intelligence. Did you know that dolphin splay football? Well I do now and we even had a demonstration
Here is a great example of a group of young people who have been able to cut through the wealth of information that is out there and are able to select the best information to present. A great piece of work and something that our own Mark Simmonds is fascinated by. He is now telling the meeting all about how to test for intelligence. He has the students laughing and entranced by his questioning. The students are now suggesting ways that we may be able to measure intelligence.