Planet PK Blogs

Embark on a journey through our Planet PK blogs, written Maeve Cushla as she captures her enchanting encounters with nature within the picturesque Porthcurno Valley.

Planet PK Blogs

Planet PK Champions and the Wood Wide Web

Planet PK Champions is our environmental club, a part of our award-winning programme Planet PK which aims to promote awareness and knowledge about climate change. We are looking for more members to join our club and become our ‘Planet PK Champions’- leaders in our environmental programme by learning about and spreading positive climate messages. Planet

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Moths & Bats

Recently we have been looking at the relationship between bats and their main prey moths and how the two have evolved over millions of years.

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Million Mile May

Young Curator, Maeve shares how Planet PK took part in SAS's Million Mile May and the mess left at Porthcurno car park over the May half-term

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Bat Blog

PK Porthcurno's Young Curator, Maeve Cushla, explores Bats - their habitats, how the communicate and the threats they face.

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The Wood-Wide Web

PK Porthcurno's Young Curator, Maeve Cushla, shares the important role of Fungi Mycelium and its complex network of brain-like roots.

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Photographing Fungi

PK Porthcurno's Young Curator, Maeve Cushla, shares her experience and tips for photographing the fascinating world of Fungi!

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Autumn Fungi

Young Curator Maeve Cushla diverts our attention away from the sea and beach of Porthcurno and deep into the woodland that surrounds the valley.

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Interview with Caleb Giddens

Planet PK talks to local ocean and lifestyle photographer Caleb Giddens and discuss the highs and lows of working in a field impacted by the environment and increased tourism.

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Dark Sky – Young Curator Blog

In our latest Planet PK blog, we discuss our work with Penwith Landscape Partnership, Cornwall AONB and Cornwall Council in supporting the West Penwith application aiming to become an International Dark Sky Park.

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Wave Action – Young Curator Blog

In our latest Planet PK blog, we look at the recent swell in Cornwall, and the potentially devastating effect these swells can have on our coastal landscape and coastal communities.

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Protecting our coasts – Young Curator Blog

In the fifth of our Planet PK blogs, Young Curator, Maeve Cushla, looks at how we can protect our coasts from pollution through careful consideration of what we purchase, take to, and safely remove from a day at the beach.

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Kids in Museums – Young Curator Blog

As the museum is closed for lockdown 2, Maeve Cushla, our Young Curator, spent this week photographing and researching the local songbirds around Porthcurno valley for the Kids in Museums takeover day. 

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