Make the Most of Our Coast this Summer
Friday 15th July 2016
To celebrate National Marine Week, (Saturday 23rd July to Sunday 7th August), Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is hosting marine events designed to get youngsters and families out celebrating Dorset’s rich array of marine and coastal wildlife.
At the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre you will be able to find out about the largest animals living in our Dorset seas with our ‘Marine Giants Talk & Eggcase Hunt’ on Sunday 24th July, 11am – 12.30pm, Adults £3, Children £2. Then learn about the smallest animals at ‘Peculiar Plankton’ on Friday 29th July, 1pm – 3pm, Children £2.50.
Set sail around the Fleet Lagoon...
Take a trip on DWT’s Fleet Explorer to find out about other marine life living in the Fleet Lagoon with trips running daily. There is a special cruise on Tuesday 26th July at 11.15am all about Marine Protected Areas and how they are helping our UK seas recover. Booking essential on 01305 206191. Adults £6.50, Children £4.50.
The Fine Foundation Marine Centre in Kimmeridge will be celebrating National Marine Week with ‘Arty Ocean Activities’ on Wednesday 27th July between 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. Watch your children get creative with our have-a-go marine art and craft activities. 50p per item made. Parents must accompany all children.
Learn more about marine wildlife at the Kimmeridge Centre
If ‘Rocky Horror’ is more your thing, you could get up close and personal with some rockpool favourites on our ‘Eco-crabbing and Rockpool Rambles’ at Kimmeridge or if you're brave enough, you could come face to face with a blenny on our ‘Snorkelling for Softies’ event on Saturday 6th August, 3pm – 4.30pm, Adults £3, Children £1.50.
There is also an exciting opportunity to look out for the dolphins, seals and seabirds that inhabit our coasts at the Kimmeridge Centre ‘Shore Watch’. Find out about the majestic mammals around our shores and see if you can identify what you spot! Free event. Thursday 28th July. 11am – 3pm.
Highly anticipated event 'Big Wild Chesil' returns...
Our coastal celebrations climax with the highly anticipated ‘Big Wild Chesil’ Event on Sunday 7th August, 10am – 5pm. Chesil’s biggest wildlife event of the year promises to be a wildlife-packed day for all ages. This is a FREE event where you can enjoy music, dancing and a barbeque alongside a fantastic assortment of wildlife activities including a low tide walk, wildlife arts and crafts and a shark and ray egg case hunt.
Find out more...
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
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