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:

  • 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...
  • 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, 1 October 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    King's Wood, Heath and Reach, Nr Milton Keynes: Walk organised by Bedford Local Group and led by Alan Outen, a renowned Fungi expert
  • Wednesday, 8 October 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: illustrated talk by Barrie Mason organised by Bedford Local Group
  • 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