Mon, 09 Aug | Wembury

Marine life of Wembury - Looking with Purpose

Join Professor John Spicer for an interactive Walk and Talk along Wembury Beach at low tide, where he will be talking about the natural history of Wembury and its place in developing marine science and research.
Marine life of Wembury - Looking with Purpose

Time & Location

09 Aug, 12:00
Wembury, Church Rd, Wembury, Plymouth PL9 0HP, UK

About the Event

·  Meeting: at the entrance of the Wembury Beach car park at from 11:45am, for a 12pm start.

·  Parking: Wembury Car Park is free for National Trust members, otherwise £6 for two hours.

·  Clothing: please wear sturdy shoes with grip as we go walking along the beach and rockpools (no flipflops!) and weather-suitable clothing

·  Facilities: WC are available on site. The Old Mill Café does wonderful refreshments!

·  Covid-19: We will be adhering to social distancing, and if you feel comfortable wearing masks please do so. For more information our Covid 19 policy, please see here: https://www.plover-rovers.com/covid-19

Join Professor John Spicer for an interactive Walk and Talk along Wembury Beach at low tide, where he will be talking about the natural history of Wembury and its place in developing marine science and research.

You’ll hear stories from others throughout history who have walked along the same shore, and what kinds of questions they asked to discover more about the inhabitants of the rockpools at Wembury. Did you know the great scientist Darwin spent time at Wembury? Did you know there’s a type of worm that is ‘immortal’, and lives on Wembury Beach?

You’ll learn how to Look with Purpose - how to ask questions to really explore and learn more about the underwater world of Wembury rockpools.

This session will be very interactive, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore, rockpool and ask questions as we move gradually along Wembury Beach. At the end of the session, we will come together and talk about what we’ve found, and how we feel after the walk.

Here at Plover Rovers, we believe that human connection with the oceans can be empowered through artwork, and in collaboration with artist Gemma Carter, we are excited to also showcase artwork inspired by the sea and Wembury.

For more information and to purchase an original piece of art, please visit Gemma’s website at https://www.gemmacarterart.com/originals

Artist bio:

We are so pleased to introduce you to Gemma Carter and her incredible art!

Based in Plymouth, Gemma Carter is an international selling artist whose beautiful work is inspired by the ocean. With a degree in Fine Art from Plymouth University, her favourite medium is watercolour, for its fluidity and vibrancy.

Driven by a passion for nature and conservation, Gemma donates between 10-100% of her proceeds to conservation charities. She is a long-standing partner with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation charity, having designed a number of prints and Christmas cards for the charity. She also makes sure to use only eco-friendly packaging, using biodegradable and compostable packaging when packaging her work. A hero for sustainability!

For a full interview with Gemma, please see our blog post: link.

Gemma also undertakes commissions, having recently even designed a whale tattoo! To purchase prints or originals, visit her website (link above) or follow Gemma on Instagram @gemmacarterart

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