Coastal explorer sessions for schools and educational groups:
Wembury Marine Centre offers guided sessions exploring the wider coastal environment at Wembury including the surrounding meadows, stream and South West Coast Path. These sessions are available to schools and other educational and private groups.
Our Coastal Explorer sessions are delivered by a Devon Wildlife Trust staff member based at Wembury Marine Centre and are supported by our team of volunteers. Devon Wildlife Trust has full public liability and employer’s liability insurance for all our activities at Wembury beach, our staff are qualified First Aiders and hold an enhanced DBS check.
Coastal Explorer sessions can include:
A guided stream dipping session searching for freshwater invertebrates such as mayfly, stonefly & caddisfly nymphs. This session can be run as a survey for bioindicator species and a diversity index used to calculate water quality.
Please note April - August is the best time of year for stream dipping sessions. For access and safety reasons, stream dipping sessions are limited to no more than 30 pupils.
We offer guided walks in the meadows and coastpath surrounding Wembury beach, guided walks can include bug hunting, bird watching or sensory & mindful based activities such as sound maps and sticky postcards.
We offer map based workshops covering aspects of physical and human geography at Wembury beach and the surrounding area.
Minature Raft Racing
We offer a STE(A)M themed workshop where pupils design and build a miniature raft using driftwood and other natural materials, the rafts can be raced down the stream in small groups.
We can offer a range of Seashore Craft activities, these sessions can include a guided walk to gather materials such as driftwood, shells & feathers from the beach and surrounding area.