Summer Holiday Rock Pooling Events in Cornwall 2014

Rock pooling with the experts is a great way to explore the shore this summer. Below is a full list of events where you can find amazing rock pool creatures and learn all about them.

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Have a fantastic summer!

Please check the full event details with the relevant organisation page before attending in case of changes and cancellations. All events require under 18s to be supervised by an adult and suitable rock-pooling footwear. Some events require advance booking.

See: http://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson/events_calendar

http://looemarineconservation.org/looe-marine-conservation-group/whats-on/

http://www.mba.ac.uk/shore_thing/

If you know of any other rock pooling events in this summer that aren’t on the list, please contact me: I’d be delighted to add them.


 

Monday 28th July. 11.30am-1.30pm. Hannafore, West Looe

Shore Thing Public Survey

Join a Shore Thing public survey this summer to learn about your rocky shore habitat and collect valuable data on non-native and climate change indicator species.

All welcome. Events include a general rock pool ramble to explore the rocky shore and a 20 minute timed species search for 22 species selected as either climate change indicators or non-native species. Please wear appropriate footwear (e.g. wellies) and bring clothing for all types of weather conditions. If you would like to get involved or any further information please contact Kate Evans on kateva@mba.ac.uk or call on 01752 633336. http://www.mba.ac.uk/shore_thing/documents/Shore%20Thing%20public%20surveys.pdf

 


Wednesday 6 August. 10am – 2pm. Kennack Sands.

Wild Wednesday Beachcraft with the National Trust & Fox Club

Join the Wild Lizard Ranger for a rummage in the rock-pools to discover the strange creatures that live there. Then, join in with activities in the tent at the back of the beach.

Free. No booking required. Bring beach kit, sun cream, a picnic lunch, towels, fishing net and buckets and spades. Meet at Kennack Sands beach on the Lizard near Kuggar. More Information: Claire Scott, 01327 291174, Claire.Scott@nationaltrust.org.uk


Sunday 10 August. 11am – 2pm. Swanpool, Falmouth.

Rocky Shore Explore with Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Join Cornwall Wildlife Trusts Niki Clear for a fun and educational rockpooling session on this highly productive shore. Free. Meet at Swanpool beach Café, Swanpool beach, Falmouth. TR11 4EJ. Grid ref: SW 802 313. Bring sensible rockpooling clothing and footwear, sun cream, hats, nets not allowed. For further details contact: Niki Clear (01872) 273939 ext 243 Niki.clear@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk


Monday 11 August, 12pm – 2pm. Polzeath.

Rockpool Ramble with Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

Booking is essential. Join Marine experts, Polzeath volunteers, and National Trust rangers on one of our famous explorations of the shore! From Easter through to autumn, you have a chance to discover the wonders of the rockpools, from rare Celtic seaslugs to stalked jellyfish and an abundance of crabs. Free for Polzeath Marine Conservation Group members, £2 for all others. Meet: Polzeath Marine Centre, in the heart of the village opposite the pitch and put. Grid ref: SW 936 788 Wear suitable clothing and footwear that can get wet! Small buckets also useful. For bookings and further information contact: 07779 8896650. polzeathmc@gmail.com

 


Monday 11th August.  10.30am-12.30pm. Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes.

Shore Thing Public Survey.

Join a Shore Thing public survey this summer to learn about your rocky shore habitat and collect valuable data on non-native and climate change indicator species.

All welcome. Events include a general rock pool ramble to explore the rocky shore and a 20 minute timed species search for 22 species selected as either climate change indicators or non-native species. Please wear appropriate footwear (e.g. wellies) and bring clothing for all types of weather conditions. If you would like to get involved or any further information please contact Kate Evans on kateva@mba.ac.uk or call on 01752 633336. http://www.mba.ac.uk/shore_thing/documents/Shore%20Thing%20public%20surveys.pdf


Wednesday 13 August 12pm – 4pm. Kennack Sands.

Wild Wednesday Beachcraft with the National Trust & Fox Club

Join the Wild Lizard Ranger for a rummage in the rock-pools to discover the strange creatures that live there. Then, join in with activities in the tent at the back of the beach.

Free. No booking required. Bring beach kit, sun cream, a picnic lunch, towels, fishing net and buckets and spades. Meet at Kennack Sands beach on the Lizard near Kuggar. More Information: Claire Scott, 01327 291174, Claire.Scott@nationaltrust.org.uk

 


Wednesday 13th August. 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Prisk Cove, nr Mawnan.

Rockpool Ramble with Helford Marine Conservation Group

Booking is essential. Investigate the fascinating rockpools at Prisk Cove and discover the hidden world of crabs, fish sea anemones and strange shellfish with marine expert Ruth Williams. Please wear non slip rock scrambling shoes that you are prepared to get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. The event is free.

13/08/2014 13:30 – 15:30 Meet at: Mawnan Church, Old Church Rd Mawnan TR11 5HY. Grid ref: Church SW 788 272 Prisk Cove SW 794 276. For bookings and further information, contact: Sue Scott (01326) 340961. coordinator@helfordvmca.co.uk


Thursday 14th August.  2pm – 4pm. Polzeath.

Shore Thing Public Survey with Polzeath Marine Conservation Group.

Join a Shore Thing public survey this summer to learn about your rocky shore habitat and collect valuable data on non-native and climate change indicator species.

Booking essential call 07779896650 to book, £2 charge per person)

All welcome. Events include a general rock pool ramble to explore the rocky shore and a 20 minute timed species search for 22 species selected as either climate change indicators or non-native species. Please wear appropriate footwear (e.g. wellies) and bring clothing for all types of weather conditions. If you would like further information please contact Kate Evans on kateva@mba.ac.uk or call on 01752 633336. http://www.mba.ac.uk/shore_thing/documents/Shore%20Thing%20public%20surveys.pdf

 


Friday 15th August, 3pm – 5pm. Hannafore, West Looe.

Rockpool Ramble with Looe Marine Conservation Group: Hannafore, West Looe

Join the experts to explore the shore and meet our amazing marine wildlife.

Free. No booking required. Meet on the beach below the kiosk/Coastguard station at Hannafore. Bring rockpooling shoes and sun protection. All welcome. No nets, please. For more information contact: looevmca@gmail.com

 


Sunday 17th August. 4pm – 6pm. Swanpool, Falmouth.

Rocky Shore Explore with Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Join Cornwall Wildlife Trusts Cat Wilding for a fun and educational rockpooling session on this highly productive shore. The event is free. All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Swanpool beach Café, Swanpool beach, Falmouth. TR11 4EJ. Grid ref: SW 802 313. Sensible rockpooling clothing and footwear, sun cream, hats, nets not allowed! For more information contact: Cat Wilding (01872) 273939 ext 265. catherine.wilding@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

 


Wednesday 20 August 10am – 2pm. Kennack Sands.

Wild Wednesday Beachcraft with the National Trust & Fox Club.

Join the Wild Lizard Ranger for a rummage in the rock-pools to discover the strange creatures that live there. Then, join in with activities in the tent at the back of the beach.

Free. No booking required. Bring beach kit, sun cream, a picnic lunch, towels, fishing net and buckets and spades. Meet at Kennack Sands beach on the Lizard near Kuggar. More Information: Claire Scott, 01327 291174, Claire.Scott@nationaltrust.org.uk

 


Wednesday 27 August 12pm – 4pm. Kennack Sands.

Wild Wednesday Beachcraft with the National Trust & Fox Club.

Join the Wild Lizard Ranger for a rummage in the rock-pools to discover the strange creatures that live there. Then, join in with activities in the tent at the back of the beach.

Free. No booking required. Bring beach kit, sun cream, a picnic lunch, towels, fishing net and buckets and spades. Meet at Kennack Sands beach on the Lizard near Kuggar. More Information: Claire Scott, 01327 291174, Claire.Scott@nationaltrust.org.uk


Thursday 28th August. 12pm – 3pm. Par.

Par beach marine day

Discover the wealth of marine life to be found on Par beach with Cornwall Widlife Trust and Friends of Par Beach. Learn about the secrets of amazing marine creatures! The event is free. All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at: Par beach car park. Par near St Austell PL24 2AS. Grid ref: SX 087 531. Sensible rockpooling clothing and footwear, sun cream, hats, nets not allowed! For further information contact: Matt Slater (01872) 273939 ext 214. Matt.slater@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk


Thursday 28th August. 1pm – 3pm. Polzeath.

Rockpool Ramble with Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

Booking is essential. Join Marine experts, Polzeath volunteers, and National Trust rangers on one of our famous explorations of the shore! From Easter through to autumn, you have a chance to discover the wonders of the rockpools, from rare Celtic seaslugs to stalked jellyfish and an abundance of crabs. Free for Polzeath Marine Conservation Group members, £2 for all others. Meet: Polzeath Marine Centre, in the heart of the village opposite the pitch and put. Grid ref: SW 936 788 Wear suitable clothing and footwear that can get wet! Small buckets also useful. For bookings and further information contact: 07779 8896650. polzeathmc@gmail.com

 


Friday 29th August. 2pm – 4pm. Polzeath.

Rockpool Ramble with Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

Booking is essential. Join Marine experts, Polzeath volunteers, and National Trust rangers on one of our famous explorations of the shore! From Easter through to autumn, you have a chance to discover the wonders of the rockpools, from rare Celtic seaslugs to stalked jellyfish and an abundance of crabs. Free for Polzeath Marine Conservation Group members, £2 for all others. Meet: Polzeath Marine Centre, in the heart of the village opposite the pitch and put. Grid ref: SW 936 788 Wear suitable clothing and footwear that can get wet! Small buckets also useful. For bookings and further information contact: 07779 8896650. polzeathmc@gmail.com


 

 

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6 thoughts on “Summer Holiday Rock Pooling Events in Cornwall 2014”

    1. Thanks Grandma Paint Pot – I may well see you there. I didn’t realise how much was on myself until I started compiling the list. Please do spread the word. It’s going to be a fantastic summer.

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