Our in situ talks are kicking off in late June 2021. Have a look below what's on! Most events are ticketed, but all tickets are free! Once you claimed your free ticket, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for online events and with further details for in-person events. If you have any issues or further questions regarding accessibility, you can contact us directly. Tickets will become available once dates have been finalised. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

In line with government guidance there will be no cap on attendance of outdoor events. We ask all participants to observe social distancing. We encourage people to wear face masks in situations where a minimum distance of 1m can't be kept and during indoor events.

Upcoming Events

  • Honeycomb worm reefs
    Sat, 07 Aug
    Blue Anchor
    07 Aug, 11:30 – 13:30
    Blue Anchor, Blue Anchor, Minehead, UK
    Join researcher Dr Louise Firth and find out what honeycomb worm reefs are, how to spot and protect them and why they are so important.
  • Exploring Man Sands
    Sun, 08 Aug
    08 Aug, 11:00
    Kingswear, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0EF, UK
    Join Dr John Spicer and National Trust Ranger Tim Bumby on a walk through Man Sands and find out more about the work the NT have done on that area of the Coastal path and about the amazing coastal wildlife.
  • Dynamic Coast - a geological look at Watchet
    08 Aug, 11:00 – 13:30
    Watchet, Watchet, UK
    Join our partners from Somerset Wildlife Trust and geologist Andy King on this guided walk and discover the coastal geology around Watchet.
  • Marine life of Wembury - Looking with Purpose
    09 Aug, 12:00
    Wembury, Church Rd, Wembury, Plymouth PL9 0HP, UK
    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.
  • Reculver Beach Day
    Sat, 14 Aug
    14 Aug, 10:00
    Reculver, 6SU, Reculver Ln, Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, UK
    Join us for a celebration of the beautiful wildlife on the Kent Coast. Come along to this free event with our partners BirdWise East Kent, Anna Outdoors and Savvy Sea Dogs for a day full of birds, rock pooling and well-trained dogs (bring your own).
  • Salt Marsh Day at Portbury
    Sat, 14 Aug
    14 Aug, 11:00
    Portbury, Wharf Ln, Portbury, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7TD, UK
    Join us for an exciting day out on the Portbury Wharf salt marsh. Find out who lives here (below and above ground), what the underlying geology is like, build a mud monster, draw saltmarsh plants with local artists and find out what role the marshes can play in climate change mitigation.
  • Microplastics - from river to sea to...?
    Sat, 14 Aug
    14 Aug, 14:00
    Berwick-upon-Tweed, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15, UK
    Join marine biologist Moray Swanson on a walk around the coast at Berwick and learn more about microplastics in the marine environment. Then take action and do a beach clean and litter survey to analyse what types of plastics are most common around this patch of the coastline.
  • Zero Emissions Boating & Marine Plastics
    15 Aug, 11:00
    Ilfracombe, 10A The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, UK
    Find out more about sustainable boating and do a beach clean and plastic survey!
  • Discover Lyme Bay MPA
    Sun, 15 Aug
    West Bay
    15 Aug, 12:00
    West Bay, West Bay, UK
    Coastal ecosystems are under increasing threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change. Fortunately, the Lyme Bay marine protected area demonstrates a number of success stories where local communities are being empowered to manage, protect their coastal environment.
  • Sea, Coast, Poetry
    Sat, 21 Aug
    21 Aug, 12:00 – 15:00
    Whitby, Sandsend Beach, Whitby YO21 3ST, UK
    Join us for a poetry workshop on the beach with Vienna Forrester, an artist who draws her main inspiration from the North Yorks coast.
  • Rocky Shore Ecology
    Sun, 22 Aug
    22 Aug, 11:30 – 14:30
    Watchet, Watchet, UK
    Join Mark Ward from Somerset Wildlife Trust on this guided walk and explore the wonderful world of our rocky shores!
  • Painting our Coast - art&science
    Sun, 22 Aug
    Robin Hood's Bay
    22 Aug, 13:00
    Robin Hood's Bay, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby YO22, UK
    Join marine scientist Scott Gudrich and artist Heather Burton, much of whose work is inspired by the dramatic coastlines and countryside of Yorkshire, northern England and Scotland, as they explore the art&science of our coastal land- and seascapes.
  • Brean Down art&geology
    Thu, 26 Aug
    26 Aug, 11:00
    Somerset, Brean Down, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2RS, UK
    Join artist Sara Dudman and geologist Mathilde Braddock at Brean Down Promontory for a chat about art, geology and how the two can intertwine and help enhance our understanding of (and empathy for) our natural surroundings.
  • Cleethorpes' Dynamic Coast
    Sat, 28 Aug
    28 Aug, 14:00 – 16:00
    Cleethorpes, Cleethorpes, UK
    Find out about our fragile dune ecosystems, what they do for us and what we can do to help them thrive. On August 28, join our walker-talker Biff on a guided walk through the dunes and marshes adjacent to Cleethorpes' beach promenade. The walk commences at 2pm and will last approximately until 4pm.
  • Why we need to know who they are!
    29 Aug, 14:00
    Itchenor, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AA, UK
    Join Dr Ruth Barnich and find out why benthic taxonomy is both exciting and relevant for nature conservation.
  • A walk around Cley Marshes on the North Norfolk Coast
    16 Oct, 10:00 – 13:00
    Cley next the Sea, Cley Marshes Visitor Centre, Coast Rd, Cley next the Sea, Holt NR25 7SA, UK
    Let wildlife tour operator and photographer Carl Chapman take you on an exciting walk to discover the amazing wildlife of Cley Marshes.
  • Polperro's role in fishery research
    Time is TBD
    Polperro, Polperro, Looe, UK
    Join fisheries researcher Dr John Spicer on a family-friendly a walking tour on Polperro's role in fishery research, going past key buildings and ending at the harbour.
  • Discover Seven Sisters and the Cuckmere haven floodplain
    Time is TBD
    Exceat, Exceat, Seaford BN25 4AD, UK
    Join Nik Long, conservation biologist, on a guided walk (7-8 km) along the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. You'll be looking out for and ID'ing insects and birds and learn a lot about this awesome habitat.