National Marine Week: Sat 27 Jul - Sun 11 Aug 2013

National Marine Week

National Marine Week is the time to celebrate UK seas! Spend happy afternoons exploring rockpools, be dazzled out snorkelling by a chance encounter with a ballen wrasse or simply be amazed by the sight of mullet from the end of a pier.

All around our coasts, The Wildlife Trusts' staff and volunteers will be sharing their knowledge, showcasing our marine environment and enthusing about the awe-inspiring homes and feeding grounds it offers to countless species of creature. 

So, whether you want to find out more about minke whales or molluscs, velvet swimming crabs or strawberry anemones, breadcumb sponges or butterfish, and seals or sea birds, take a look at events where you can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the sea and learn more about its riches:

  • Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Durham Wildlife Trust
    Blackhall Rocks: Join Durham Wildlife Trust for a landmark cetacean data collection exercise along the North Sea coast. In collaboration with ERIC North East (Environmental Records and Information Centre) and Limestone Landscapes we will be training...
  • Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Dorset Wildlife Trust
    Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, Portland Road: Join us for Chesil’s BIGGEST wildlife event of the year.
  • Tuesday, 5 August 2014 - 10:30am - 3:00pm
    Sussex Wildlife Trust
    Seven Sisters Country Park: Wild Woodies are venturing further and going to the beach. Down in the rockpools lurk strange creatures waiting to be discovered.
  • Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Dorset Wildlife Trust
    The Fine Foundation Marine Centre: Celebrate Marine Week, have-a-go marine art & craft activities for children.
  • Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dorset Wildlife Trust
    The Fine Foundation Marine Centre: Celebrate Marine Week, have-a-go marine art & craft activities for children.
  • Friday, 8 August 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Sussex Wildlife Trust
    Seven Sisters Country Park: Have you ever been rock pooling and wondered what you have found? Come and join us for a rock pooling session beneath the spectacular Seven Sisters and learn about some of the creatures you can find left behind in the...
  • Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Durham Wildlife Trust
    Seaham Hall Beach, nr Seaham Hall: Come and celebrate National Marine Week by exploring the rock pools at Seaham Hall Beach. Meet at Seaham Hall Beach Car Park at 10.00am. There is about a 15min leisurely walk along the beach to the rock pools...
  • Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 5:00pm
    Dorset Wildlife Trust
    Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, Portland Road: Learn about the whales, sharks, dolphins and giant jellyfish that inhabit Dorset.
  • Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Barton Hills, Church Road, Barton-le -Clay: Walk organised by Bedord Local Group and led by Steve Halton All (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) Meet along Church Road, Barton-le -Clay Some paths may be difficult
  • Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 7:30pm - Friday, 10 October 2014 - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: An illustrated talk by Bob Cornes organised by Bedford Local Group